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9 Office Super Plants (With Photos)
These nine plants go above and beyond the typical office greenery. With proven health benefits, having these plants in your office or home is shown to support physical and emotional well-being:
Snake Plant (Mother-In-Law’s Tongue): Reduces respiratory symptoms, eye irritation, and headaches, while also scrubbing room air. NASA sealed a snake plant in a chamber with various noxious gases for 24 hours and found that it reduced the amount of benzene in the air by 53% and the amount of trichloroethylene in the air by 13.4%.
English Ivy: According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology English Ivy is reported to remove 94% of airborne feces and 78% of airborne mold in as little as 12 hours.
Aloe Vera: Helps clear chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air, also lowers carbon dioxide levels at night. This plant has a rare ability to absorb CO2 levels in the dark. The Ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality” because it is so resilient and can treat minor burns.
Lavender: Besides its beautiful aroma, lavender is proven to lower stress and anxiety levels. It also improves sleep, lowers heart rate and calms agitated babies. Lavender comes from the mint family and is most commonly used as an essential oil.
Rosemary: Rosemary is shown to improve air quality, and is also said to improve memory function, reduce stress and anxiety.
Golden Pothos or Devil’s Ivy: Tackles poor air quality and stress affecting factors. This plant does will in office that get little natural light.
Areca Palm: An effective air humidifier, and purifies benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
Red Edged Dracaena
Red-edged Dracaena: Most effective at reducing stress and increasing air purity.
Gerbera daisy: Reduces stress, increases relaxation, promotes sleep, and cleanses the air.
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