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The Benefits of Plants in the Office

June 20, 2017

Looking to spruce up your desk or workspace? Then think greenery! Believe it or not, incorporating office plants can not only be visually appealing but can improve health and productivity! So here are just some of the reasons why you should be adding some indoor plants to your office space:

Cleaner Air

Some of your most common houseplants are natural air purifiers. Through the pores on the surface of their leaves, plants can absorb harmful gasses that have been linked to several conditions and respiratory illnesses. So not only are they facilitating photosynthesis — but they are also cleaning the air.

Health Benefits

Since plants remove carbon dioxide, they can also aid in lowering stress. Cleaner air can decrease the chance of indoor allergens leading to a better overall work environment. A healthier work environment can increase focus and decreases sick days!

Increase Productivity

Adding more plant life to your office has been known to boost productivity and problem-solving skills. Studies have shown that men and women both display more creative and innovative thinking when working in an office with plants. Bonus — with the added health benefits you’ll also see your employees taking less sick days!

So if you’re looking to add some greenery to your workplace, consider these desk friendly plants:

  • Ferns
  • Peace Lilies
  • Bamboo
  • Philodendrons.

Nickerson is committed to environmentally friendly business practices and strives to work with manufacturers who are dedicated to the same ideals. Nickerson is proud to say that the majority of our manufactures currently have, and are continuously improving, sustainability policies. For more information call 631-666-0200.