We probably all know that indoor plants are good for our health: they help reduce stress, improve oxygen in the air...did you know they can also remove toxins and other air pollutants?!
Certain plants, such as the Areca palm, Kentia palm or Dracaena 'Janet Craig' are exceptionally effective at removing airborne chemicals commonly found in offices.
According to Discovery Health website, here are some of the best indoor plants that remove toxins:
1. Heartleaf philodendron- Philodendron scandens `oxycardium'
2. Elephant ear philodendron - Philodendron domesticum
3. Cornstalk dracaena -Dracaena fragrans `Massangeana'
4. English ivy - Hedera helix
5. Spider plant - Chlorophytum comosum
6. Janet Craig dracaena - Dracaena deremensis
7. `Warneckii' dracaena - Dracaena deremensis
8. Weeping fig - Ficus benjamina
9. Golden pothos - Epipiremnum aureum
10. Peace lily - Spathiphyllum `Mauna Loa'
11. Selloum - Philodendron selloum
12. Chinese evergreen - Aglaonema modestum
13. Bamboo palm - Chamaedorea sefritzii
14. Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata
15. Red-edged dracaena - Dracaena marginata
Also, according to a study conducted at the Texas A&M University demonstrated other benefits of houseplants: women and men [in an office setting] demonstrated more innovative thinking, generating more ideas and original solutions to problems [in the office environment that included flowers and plants].
So...plants can help us be smarter, more creative and innovative?! If you'd like to purchase an indoor plant for your office, here is an article on How to Choose a Good Office Plant.
Do you have indoor plants in your home and work space? Do you have a particular type that you have found to be less maintenance and a good fit for a cubicle or small work area? Do you feel the plant(s) help you be less stressed and more creative?
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