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Top 15 Plants for Your Office

Looking for a way to spruce up your new office?

We’ve collected a list of the most popular plants for an office to help inspire creativity and boost morale with your team. We’ll also dive into what makes these plants the ideal choice for your office.

Air Purification

Snake Plants, Aloe Vera, Philodendron, and many more have been shown to assist with absorbing toxic chemicals out of the air. According to this 1989 NASA study, harmful pollutants such as Formaldehyde, Benzene and Trichloroethylene were stripped from the air by most common house plants.

Low Maintenance

While the selection of plants one could choose from to decorate your new office is vast, what most people really need is some self-sufficient flora. Prayer Plants, Lucky Bamboo, Spider Plants, and more on this list are known to need only indirect sunlight and infrequent watering.  Be sure to regularly check in on your green friends, but you won’t have to be doting on these botanicals.

Stress Reduction

No matter how much you love your job, every employee has felt stress at one time or another while working. However, your occupation doesn’t need to be as stressful and indoor plants are here to help.

According to a 2010 study done by the University of Technology, Sydney, researchers found that the introduction of at least one plant to one’s workspace could see a 37% fall in reported anxiety; a 58% drop in depression; a 44% decrease in hostility; and a 38% reduction in fatigue, to name a few of the benefits..


According to a research paper from the London South Bank University, plants placed in key areas in the office can help muffle background chatter and help your team focus.

Want to explore the benefits of having plants in your next office? Check out our article weighing the pros and cons of adding some greenery to your workplace.

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