10 Best Air Purifier Plants for Office
PLANTS ARE WORK EFFICIENCY BOOSTERS!
Plants placed around workplace increase work efficiency, its not only about biophilia hypothesis, sick building syndrome or the air purification. Several studies conducted in recent present surprising results, weather its NASA, New UTS research, University of Exeter or a bunch of others, reports show significant improvements in human efficiencies. Plants boost creativity, concentration, multitasking etc, there is a never ending list of plants which have several advantages. Lets have a look to the 10 best air purifier plants for office, these plants have been part of several scientific studies and proven to survive in closed buildings as well as help to boost productivity and remove VOC.
Below list has popular office plants which are air purifier, low light, hardy and easy to care, just offer them a glass of water once a week and a spoon of fertilizer every spring, in returns they help you in performing better.
1. Peace Lily
Spathiphyllum is one of the most popular indoor plants categorized under Araceae plants family, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia and the Americas. Spathiphyllum has more than 40 species which are commercially grown at large scale, it is an easy care plant which requires least care and does well in low light conditions. In NASA clean air study it was found to be most effective plant which removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, carbon monoxide, xylene, toluene, ammonia and other pollutants from the air. We have huge collection of these green machines and varieties which can be ordered online or offline by visiting our store.
2. Chinese Evergreen
Aglaonema is another one of the most popular indoor plants, it comes from arum plants family, Araceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. It is commercially cultivated all over the world at large scale and has more than 100 popular varieties which are every appealing and easiest to care, it is very less demanding plant which can thrive in low light and temperature range between 15 – 25 degree Celsius. In NASA clean air study aglaonema was found to clean the indoor air and increase humidity levels.
3. Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum is a flowering perennial herb which falls in Asparagaceae plants family, native to southern Africa, it is popular houseplant commonly known as spider plant, air plant, airplane plant etc. It is easy to care, requires less frequent watering, once in couple of months when it is placed in temperature between 15 -22 degree Celsius. Spider plants improve indoor air quality and reduce stress at work. A report published by the university’s Cooperative Extension Service cited spider plant as one of the top varieties for removing VOCs and other pollutants from indoor air.
4. Snake Plant
Sansevieria is one of the hardiest plants, in recent times its popularity has increased a lot contributing to its easy care and benefits proved in improving the air quality, this plant was part of NASA clean Air study and found to be effective. Sansevieria is native to southern Asia and categorized under Asparagaceae plants family. It is perfect indoor plant which does not require bright or sun light as well as frequent watering, it has fatty leaves like succulents which store water and make it survive even in deserts for longer time. Sansevieria plant can efficiently remove nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde that suspiciously dominate throughout the office.
Philodendron is a large genus of plants, it has more than 500 varieties grown at large scale as ornamental plants, it is categorized under plants family araceae, famous for listing outstanding low light houseplants. Philodendrons were part of NASA Clean air study and found effective in cleaning indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde. Exposure to VOCs and carbon monoxide has proven to increase drowsiness, headaches and lack of concentration, philodendrons are efficient in cleaning indoor air pollutants.
Dracaenas are native to Africa and South Asia, fall under Asparagaceae plants family these are effective in removing VOCs and improving the work environment by several ways. Dracaenas have more than 700 varieties grown worldwide at large scale. This genre of plants was also part of NASA Clean Air study and recommended by them, strategically placing few of these plants around office will help to increase creativity in no time.
7. Pachira Aquatica
Native to Central and South America, Pachira is one of the popular Feng Shui plants. Its scientific name is Pachira Aquatica in the family Malvaceae. It is popular Feng Shui luck bringer plant which attracts money, there is a famous tale of a poor farmer from Taiwan who prayed for money and found this plant on his way to home, he took it as an omen and made money by selling plants grown from its seeds, soon after he became very rich.
Native to South Africa, Crassula is the most popular Feng Shui plant. Its scientific name is Crassula ovata in the family Crassulaceae. It is most favorite Feng Shui plant known to attract money and good luck as it grows, plant is described to harmonize human existence with the surrounding environment, it produces positive energy with its well-rooted and vibrant new growth. As per Feng Shui plants with round or smooth-edged leaves or canopy and leaves that are clustered with higher number of leaves are considered the best.
9. Golden Pathos
Epipremnum aureum is popularly known as golden pathos or money plant, it a species of plant family Araceae, native to French Polynesia. Money plant is a popular houseplant found every here and there, plant is hardy, low light tolerant and easy care, it can survive adverse weather conditions except the winters, in temperature lower than 10 degree celsius it goes dormant but never dies. Golden pathos were noted by NASA researchers as a top air cleaner plant, its shiny heart-shaped leaves removed up to 73 percent of VOCs and other pollutants from sealed chambers.
10. Ficus Microcarpa
Ficus Microcarpa, also known as Ficus Ginseng, Chinese Banyan Tree, Malayan Banyan Tree, Taiwan Banyan Tree, Long Island, curtain fig etc, it is a tree native to South Asia. Ficus Microcarpa is hardiest tree which does not need direct sun light, frequent watering or feeding that makes it best bonsai for beginners. Ficus Benjamina from same ficus group was part of NASA Clean Air Study and it was found very effective in improving indoor air quality by removing formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.
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