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Most of us spend a great deal of our lives in work so we want it to be a place that is pleasant to work in. Few of us have much choice when it comes to the day to day routine of the job but we may have some say in matters concerning the working environment. One such issue is the presence of plants in the office.
This isn’t just a great idea from the point of view of making the area a more attractive place to work in. Plants have been proven to have a positive effect on the mindset of people; you tend to feel better when there are plants around. They also have air purifying qualities so you can see how much of an asset plants on an office desk can be, you can learn more here.
It may be that that your employer will adopt a scheme to bring in plants around the office, or it may be that you can persuade them to let you have a plant or plants on your own desk. In either case there are certain things you need to think about very carefully.
What are the main considerations concerning office plants
Having plants in an office is a very different proposition than having them in the home. In an office there may not be time for a great watering and feeding regime and there may be issues with the amount of light available in a particular area of the building. These concerns need to be taken into account before any plants are purchased. You don’t want to waste money on buying plants that die within a short time of you purchasing them.
What sort of plants are the perfect choice?
You can see that, in an office environment, you ideally need low maintenance plants that will still provide the decoration you require.
Spider plants are an ideal choice as they can survive with very little light; this is great if you work in an office where there are few windows, or a lot of cubicles. Spider plants trail so they need to be hung in baskets of placed on higher shelves. An added bonus is that they don’t need a lot of water and can often survive with infrequent watering.
This doesn’t mean you can just ignore them; no plant can exist with no care whatsoever. Make sure the soil always has some moisture and if any of the leaves start to look a little brown you may need to consider giving the plant a little more light.
Another great plant to consider for an office is the peace lily. Not only does this have beautiful green foliage but it also benefits from pristine white blooms. Peace lilies love the shade and they don’t need a lot of watering. Although, to ensure they continue to grow well, the soil should never be allowed to dry out so keep an eye on it every few days. Peace lilies are also one of the best plants for purifying the air in the office.
Either of these plants make a decorative and beneficial addition to any office desk.
Do you have plants in your office?