Because of the recent Covid-19 pandemic, many people are now working from home. This initially exceptional and one-off situation seems to be continuing for many businesses. Full-time or part-time remote work is set to become the new standard in several areas of business.
Under these conditions, it’s time to create a pleasant and healthy home working space that will boost your productivity!
In doing so, nothing could be simpler than to start by putting green plants in your office. While we’re on the topic, check out this blog post from Lib. to get some tips and tricks to optimize your home office: https://lib.space/en/working-from-home-tips-tricks/
The benefits of office plants
Living green plants help make the workspace more calm, welcoming, charming and colorful. Their presence reduces stress, fatigue, headaches, sore throats and coughs. In addition, they increase productivity and stimulate creativity.
Green plants purify the air. They can reduce the amount of CO2 by 50% and the amount of dust, mold and other bacteria in the air by 20%. This will improve your health by relieving allergies for example.
In addition, thanks to the water that evaporates from their leaves, green plants maintain a very comfortable humidity level in the house.
Which plants to choose?
Green plants are certainly an integral part of the decoration of your home. They bring greenery, life and well-being.
Which ones will you be installing in your home office space?
Here is a selection of the 5 best plants that you can add to your workspace:
The moon flower or false arum
Spathiphyllum, commonly known as moon flower or false arum, is a very common, tropical-looking houseplant with dark green leaves with a heavily marked midrib. This very pretty plant doesn’t like full sun and requires little maintenance.
The Dragon Tree of Madagascar
This beautiful, palm-like plant has a smooth, thick trunk with a bouquet of green, supple and elongated leaves at the top. If you avoid overwatering it and put it in bright light, this elegant plant, resistant to insects and diseases, will be able to live for many, many years.
The rubber tree or hevea
This very pretty, popular plant that thrives in light, but without direct sunlight (behind a curtain for example) requires little maintenance. Native to Asia, this tropical evergreen tree with dark green leaves likes temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees.
The spider plant
Chlorophytum comosum better known under the name of spider plant appreciates high shelves and suspensions. It requires little maintenance and little water. Be careful, its long, thin leaves that resemble spider legs are poisonous to cats.
Better known as “mother-in-law’s tongue” or “snake plant”, Sansevière is ideal if your office is in your bedroom. In fact, the snake plant, thanks to its long, pointed leaves, improves air quality at night by absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen. It requires little maintenance and is very durable.
If you want to add plants or other biophilic elements to your workspace, don’t hesitate to contact Lib., their experts will gladly advise you.