The 5 Best Office Plants to Boost Your Productivity

Share this idea!

Image Source: Flickr/Tahmid Munaz

Image Source: Flickr/Tahmid Munaz

4. Peace Lily

Peace lilies love the shade, so they’ll do just fine even far away from a window. This eye-catching variety is also one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality, according to NASA research.

A 1989 study published by B.C. Bill Wolverton, an environmental scientist working with NASA and the U.S. military, concluded that peace lilies removed more VOCs from the air than nearly any other houseplant.

Since then, its cleansing properties have been recognized by researchers at the University of Minnesota, Penn State University and National Chin-Yi University of Technology in Taiwan, just to name a few.

Care instructions: Plant your peace lilies in rich, loose potting soil, and make sure the pot provides adequate drainage. Check the soil every few days and water as necessary. To ensure healthy leaves and frequent flowering, never allow the soil to dry out.

Continue to Page 5

Recent Posts

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni

Latest posts by Mary Mazzoni (see all)

Comments

  1. Found this article while looking for ways we can help our customers spruce up their cubicles. We’ll pass this information along in our blog at rosiinc.com , thanks!

  2. Succulents actually need lots of water. Loads of the stuff. They do need full sun though so agree not desk-appropriate.

Leave a Comment