Last week, we talked HERE about a few easy things you can implement quickly in your commercial property for rent Bletchley to increase productivity and promised to expand on one particular area: PLANTS!! Yes, we take those little packages of green for granted, but they do lots of good work for us and can really help to increase productivity, health and happiness in our workshop space for rent . Read on to find out how, and for our reccomendations of the best, low-maintenance plants to get you started on your path to a greener offices to rent Milton Keynes
First, why do we even need to think about plants in our workspace? Well, for lots of reasons actually. Aside from generally making the place look and feel nicer, plants are great at purifying our air and they naturally reduce air pollution, regulate humidity and increase oxygen levels.
House Beautiful says "a plant—particularly a low-maintenance houseplant that can thrive in lower light and bounce back after a missed watering or two—is a great way to add colour and warmth to even the most boring of offices. Sticking with an easy-to-care-for plant means you don't have to stress about its survival alongside your workload, which is definitely important."
This article from Country Living lists 10 of the best plants for purifying your office air. These are our favourites:
SNAKE PLANT OR MOTHER-IN-LAW'S TONGUE (bottom left)
With this plant in your bedroom, you're in for a great night's sleep. Also known as Mother-in-Law's Tongue, this yellow-tipped succulent releases oxygen at night, helping you to breathe better while sleeping. It is one of the best plants for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.
Care advice: Be mindful not to overwater, as the roots are prone to rot in moist soil.
BROAD LADY PALM (top left)
This is one of the few plants that can help reduce levels of ammonia that can be found in a range of cleaning products. They are expensive to buy fully-grown so you might want to shop around for a smaller one or start from seed.
Care advice: Humidity-loving, this plant will be very happy in your bathroom.
DRACAENA OR DRAGON TREE (bottom right)
Trichloroethylene and xylene are amongst the pollutants fought by this spiky, slow-growing plant. The leaves have a bright red trim which add a flash of colour to your home.
Care advice: This plant has the potential to grow to 8ft, so keep it in a room with high ceilings and reasonable sunlight.
WEEPING FIG (top right)
Popular houseplants since the Victorian times, weeping figs can help to tackle levels of formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
Care advice: They are fairly fussy plants that don't like change. Keep your weeping fig in bright, indirect light away from drafts, and it will be a trusty purifier for many years to come.
Have you got plants in your office? What do you have, and why? Have we convinced you to add any? Let us know in the Bucks Biz Facebook Community Group!