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What are the Benefits of Plants in Your Office?

Why should you add some green to your office? Having plants around the office doesn’t only add a visual aspect, it also contributes to making employees healthier and happier! Studies show that having plants in your office will increase the air quality, reduce stress levels and can increase overall employee productivity!

Increased Air Quality

Add some foliage to your office and breathe some clean air!

You may not even be aware but buildings are full of air pollution. Sometimes being in an office can be stressful enough, so you don’t want to have to worry about all the air pollution affecting your body.

Having plants in your office can significantly improve the air quality. Plants will absorb and clean the air around you. There are common toxic fumes including formaldehyde, VOCs, trichloroethylene, carbon monoxide, benzene, toluene, xylene, and more.

So by having some plants around can really benefit your health! You do not need to have your office full of plants to the ceiling. By having just one potted plant in your office it will remove some of the air pollutants listed above. The more plants you have the cleaner the air in your office will be! Did you know that plants in the office can also stabilize humidity? There are so many benefits to having plants in the office!

Improved Health

Having office plants will create a relaxed work environment. Being able to view plants while you are working will bring positive energy to your employees and promote well being. Stress levels are lowered as well when plants are in an office space. The NGIA states ‘reductions in stress levels and negative feelings of a magnitude of 30 to 60%.’

Plants also reduce symptoms like coughing and dry skin! Sick days are reduced by approximately ‘over 60%’  and employees feel healthier at work!

Texas A&M University research team looked into the connection between plants and productivity. Having your employees in a relaxed and focused environment increases productivity. The visual aspect of plants and flowers really can increase your creativity as well!

Ever hear of ‘Sick Building Syndrome’? Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is used when describing a situation where people inside a building experience small health effects or discomfort that is linked to time spent inside the building. Indoor plants have been proven to lower the symptoms of SBS.

Visually Appealing

Are you working in a boring office space? Liven the place up a bit with a few office plants!

Besides the health benefits listed above, having plants in your office are visually appealing.

Having plants around can really put you at ease. Being surrounded by many colours, textures and patterns just makes a room feel more natural and comfortable. Here at Cutting Edge Property Services there are many plants around the the office!

Do you have a small office with limited space but wish you could have a lot of plants? Cutting Edge has the solution! If your office area is low on floor or desk space why not put some plants on the wall!? ‘Living Walls’ are a great solution to have plants in your office when there is limited floor space. 

Noise Reduction

Did you know that plants can also help reduce noise within your office? Plants can help absorb noise in small amounts within an office which helps reduce distractions for employees. For example a “small indoor hedge placed around a workplace will reduce noise by 5 decibels.

Plants can increase the air quality, improve your health,  they are visually appealing and they reduce noise! So we bet you are really wanting to buy some new plants for your office now, right?

We thought so!


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