Adding Plants to Your Office

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Things in the office can get a little bleak in the middle of winter. Whether you are in need of a mood lifter or you just miss the color green, adding a plant to your office can be the ideal solution.

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Why Plants Are So Beneficial

There is a lot of research out there about the positive impact that plants have on us. Plants have something called a "restorative effect". You know that feeling when you are really stressed out, overwhelmed and just in desperate need of a break? As strange as it may seem, plants can help with that. All you have to do is simply look at a plant – and your mood can be greatly improved, hence a restorative effect. This effect has been linked to nature in general. That's generally why natural landscapes, whether in front of us or merely represented in a photo or painting, are so popular.

What Kind of Plants Work in Your Office

The type of plant you choose will have to depend on the type of workplace that you have. If you work at home and have ample access to natural light and have the time to care for a more high maintenance plant, go for it. In the meantime, if you work in a more corporate setting or you just don't have a green thumb, here are some low maintenance plants that can thrive in most workplaces – even those with limited natural light and those that you limited access to on the weekends:

  • Golden Pothos
  • Philodendron
  • English Ivy
  • Jade plant
  • Spider plant
  • Asparagus fern

Simply added to a desk, placed on the top of a bookcase or situation on a window sill, these plants not only add visual interest to your space, but can also be great mood lifters. And to be honest, no matter how much you love what you do, there are just bound to be some days where you need the restorative effect of a charming plant.

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