According to a Texas A&M study, ornamental plants can increase memory retention and concentration in both the home and the workplace. So when the home becomes the workplace, decorative plants can be the extra surge of help we’re all looking for. The study even stated that work done around decorative plants is of higher quality and accuracy.It’s March 2021, and what was supposed to be a few weeks out of office has turned into over a year of long days trying to separate work life and home life in the same exact space. To boost your productivity even when surrounded by distractions or solitude, work overload or lack of personal space and me-time, here's a green solution - plants!
Plant delivery company Lively Root believes plants can not only boost employee productivity, but they can also clean the air of your home by reducing common toxins and pollutants from the home. Harmful toxins known as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia are chemicals that have been linked to adverse health effects like headaches, dizziness, eye irritation, and others. More commonly, these are found in everyday household items, cleaning products, home improvement DIY, crafting supplies and furniture...some of the most commonly used household items can pollute the air in your space. Thankfully, plants can help.
Here are three plants Lively Root recommends including in employee home offices to purify the air and increase productivity:
Snake Plant - There are a lot of different types of Snake Plants and it can be tough to know which is which. Variegated, or Laurentii, is the most common and are really, really durable when it comes to growing conditions. They’re extra tough...leave it and forget it (then remember it) tough. Known as a great air purifier, they’re native to West Africa, and often used in Feng Shui.
Dracaena Warneckii - A tropical plant that doesn’t mind living inside, this is one of the most adaptable and easy to care for plants available. Known as the Lemon Lime Dragon Tree (Dracaena warneckii lemon lime), it grows best in medium light, out of direct sun, but can handle low-light, making it a perfect choice for greening up your desk and office. It’s easy to love because it’s so good at purifying air, but also because of how dramatic and beautiful its shiny dark and yellow and lime-green stripes are.
White Stripe Dragon - A tropical plant that doesn’t mind living inside, this is one of the most adaptable and easy to care for plants available. Known as the White Stripe Dragon Tree (Dracaena warneckii), it grows best in medium light, out of direct sun, but can handle low-light, making it a perfect choice for greening up your desk and office. It’s so good at purifying air, but also has dramatic and beautiful shiny dark and white stripes.
At Lively Root, the green spaces created have been instrumental in development as horticulturists, for an ideal green space. Lively Root’s plants are home-grown and full-scale fulfillment centers. They only sell eco-friendly products that are packaged and delivered right to your doorstep. Founding members have over a century of horticultural experience as growers, retailers, and landscapers, ranging from small plants, to indoor plants, outdoor plants, large trees, and flowering shrubs. They have planted & maintained trees on residential and commercial properties. Plants improve health by purifying the air, soothing stress, making people feel happier, and offering style and ambiance.
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