As we spend more time working from home, don’t underestimate the calming qualities of a few potted ‘work mates’, that are not only great for our mental health, but also purify the air.
RMIT crunched some numbers on 101 scientific articles relating to plants and their effect on our health and created what they call a Plant Life Balance Index. They found that indoor plants can remove up to 90% of air pollution, by filtering toxins caused by organic chemicals in things like paint and furniture finishes, and that a variety of plants organised into a grouping helps us distress, so grabbing a group of indoor plants really gives you a winning edge that is great for work wellness.
So what plants make the best teammates? Stick to hardy, forgiving plants, that come with great ‘soft skills’ like the flexible rubber plants, calming peace lilies, dependable Zanzibar gem, graceful kentia palm, tenacious pothos, or Devil’s ivy, and the cast iron plant, which will weather any office crisis. You might want to add a terrarium too…they will help you imagine a greener new world. All available in store now.