I think we can all agree that spring cannot come quick enough! So why wait, let’s usher in the new season now! We may not see much green outdoors, but that’s no reason not to get gardening on those gorgeous indoor greens to get spring into gear early! Besides, brightening up your drab office environment, indoor plants can have some real positive benefits to your overall health, and believe it or not, even on your productivity in the office (Neat, eh? ). Here’s how!
Plants absorb carbon dioxide, and in turn release oxygen. This purifies the air you breathe by removing those nasty toxins. This will improve your overall respiratory health, and may even reduce stress levels. Adding plants to your environment will allow you to enjoy a breath of fresh air, literally! Plants also produce water, raising the humidity in the air reducing occurrence of asthmatic attacks, and keep your skin nicely hydrated. And as an added bonus, moist air leads to less dust accumulation, so less cleaning to do!
Now what about the office you ask? Adding some indoor plants to your desk will not only brighten up your office and lighten your mood, but it will improve concentration and even raise your productivity levels. Sounds like magic, right? Well, it turns out that plants actually absorb limited amounts of sound, thus drowning out annoying background noises and leaving you in a quieter and more focused bliss!
So let’s kick off spring the green way! Here are a few useful hints you can use when making your indoor plant choices:
Assess your space
make sure you select a plant that fits the environment you’re in. For example, in larger rooms, you can go for taller, ceiling height plants to cover all that extra wall space! Try the Dracaena species for this.
Check the lighting!
For a plant that will remain in a shaded area try to pick something with darker and larger leaves, such as a peace lily.
Pay attention to the pot!
Pots are expensive, so do it right the first time. Buy a neutral colored pot so it is more versatile. Also, choose plastic pots as opposed to ceramic ones. This will keep your plants well insulated from the cold in winter.
5 Easy Care Indoor Plants to Get You Started
Not graced with the gift of a green thumb? No problem at all. We’ll leave you with five easy care plant suggestions to get you started on the road to gardening glory.
Easy care plant #1 Spider plant
Easy care plant #2 Snake plant
Easy care plant #3 The Peace Lily
Easy care plant #4: The Golden Pothos