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July 12, 2016

The 15 Best Plants for Your Office and the Science Behind It

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Does your office ever feel stuffy or artificial? Adding some green to your workspace can fix that! Office plants help sharpen your focus, improve your health and purify the air. Having a plant in a room for just one day can remove up to 87% of toxins! The statistics below reveal science-backed benefits of bringing a little bit of nature inside. Creating a healthier (and more appealing) office space is as simple as bringing in the right greenery. 

Science-Backed Benefits of Office Plants

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When choosing a plant for your workspace, make sure it’s suitable for the area — you don’t want a high-maintenance plant, one that grows too quickly or anything that needs a lot of natural light.

The first step to choosing the perfect plant is to determine light levels and space. If your office is windowless or you rely on fluorescent lights, you won’t want a plant that requires a lot of sun. You also have to consider how much space you have available for the plant, and how much care you are willing to provide. 

To find the perfect plant for your space, check out our guide of 15 popular office plants below. They are organized into three categories: best for improving air quality, low lighting needs and easy maintenance.

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While we separated these plants into categories to best suit your environment’s needs, all 15 are good for indoor spaces and will enhance your workplace. If you start to notice any signs of poor health like browning or droopy leaves, consult our common plant diseases guide to help diagnosis the problem and bring your plant back to good health.

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