5 Reasons Why You Should Have Office Plants

Do you have office plants? If not, you should. Plants serve more of a purpose and benefit than just decoration. Here are five of the many reasons you should consider having green office plants.

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Office plants improve the aesthetic of your office. In return, this can help retain employees and customers.

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They lower your stress level and increase productivity.  A study actually showed that those with green office plants reported being about 12 percent less stressed than those without green plants.

They lower your stress level and increase productivity. A study actually showed that those with green office plants reported being about 12 percent less stressed than those without green plants.

Office plants perform a process called transpiration, which cools the air around them by around ten degrees.  This can lower a building’s energy usage in the summer, saving the company money and helping the environment.

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Office plants placed in certain areas can help reduce the noise level. A small indoor hedge placed around a workspace will reduce noise by 5 decibels.

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Office plants help with bottom line savings on mounting sick leave expenses. Research shows that plant-filled rooms contain 50-60% fewer airborne molds and bacteria than rooms without plants. Office plants have been found to suck these chemicals out of the air,” he says. Plants clean contaminated office air in two ways. They absorb office pollutants into their leaves and transmit the toxins to their roots, where they are transformed into a source of food for the plant.