Apart from having plants around your office being aesthetically pleasing, they are also incredibly good for your health! Especially in winter when air conditioners are working overtime with all the windows closed. We’ve selected five of our favourites to share with you:
Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)
This beauty is not just a pretty face, but also tops the list of air purifying plants with a VOC rating of 8/10 and the ability to remove six of the most common pollutants found indoors. These are; ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.
Chamaedorea seifrizii (Bamboo Palm)
Next up is Chamaedorea seifrizii, aka Bamboo Palm, which was ranked in the NASA experiment as the third most powerful plant for the removal of formaldehyde and is right up there with the best of them for removing benzene and trichloroethylene. With a VOC rating of 9/10, it’s a must have.
Ficus Benjamina (Weeping Fig)
An already popular office plant, Ficus Benjamina has proven to be a very efficient air purifier, removing ammonia, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene from indoor spaces. With a VOC rating of 8/10 and being known to increase oxygen levels, it’s no wonder it’s a favourite.
Dracaena massangeana (Corn Plant)
Last but certainly not least is Dracaena massangeana, aka Corn Plant, which also sports an impressive 8/10 VOC rating. Known for removing benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from indoor workspaces, it also has the added bonus of being able to cope well with low light. A perfect indoor plant for offices.