Get greener on the inside... with office plants

Posted on November 09, 2017


Healthnews Green

An office can be pretty hard on the body. The lack of fresh air through constant air conditioning can wreak havoc on the skin and make allergy sufferers and asthmatics lives a nightmare. Nasal congestion, breathing problems, headaches, fatigue and irritated skin are some of the common office ailments stemming from aircon. Something that can help counteract this is by adding some indoor plants into your office environment. NASA has spent a lot of time researching air quality in sealed environments with the conclusion that plant leaves and roots assist in removing levels of toxic vapors from buildings.

Plants release oxygen, which our bodies love and need, which makes plants a perfect office partnership. However, some plants are better than others. For the office plants such as the peace lily, chrysanthemum and the gerbera daisy are great because they release high levels of oxygen during the day. However, most plants stop producing oxygen at night and produce carbon dioxide instead. This is where orchids, succulents and epiphytic bromeliads are great as they release oxygen overnight. These are better for the bedroom.