Spring Cleaning – Start with the Office Air
The average American spends ninety percent of their lives indoors. If you’re a hard working New Yorker, odds are you’re inside even longer than that. It’s a decision that might make sense professionally, but it can have a toll on your health. Being away from the great outdoors can result in elevated stress levels, increased anxiety, and an overall decrease in your physical and mental health.
Sitting near a window and treating yourself to natural daylight helps, but unless you’ve already made it to the top of the corporate ladder, that may not be an option for you. There is, however, a way to up the amount of health-boosting nature in your life: office plants.
Green Plants Clean The Air: Nature’s Original HEPA Filter
The American Horticultural Society has been leading the way in research on phytoremediation. Phytoremediation is the impact green plants – primarily potted plants, but fresh flower arrangements also have a role to play – have on indoor air quality. Plants remove carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen, but that’s not all. NASA has found that plants effectively detox the air: if you have one potted plant for every 10 square feet of office space, air toxins can be reduced by up to 87%!
Is Everyone In Your Office Always Sick? Plants Can Help!
Spring colds are the worst. If you’re tired of being surrounded by sneezing, sniffling people, consider adding some office plants to your workplace. Plants increase the ambient humidity, as well as cleaning dust and other airborne particulate matter out of the office. The result: decreased coughs, sore throats, fatigue, and other cold-related symptoms by more than 30 percent, according to Norway’s University of Agriculture.
New York City Plant Service Makes Having A Healthy Office Super Simple
Convinced your office needs green plants, but know you have a black thumb? Don’t sweat it. Full service plant support is available. We’ll help you pick the potted plants that look great and thrive best in the sometimes challenging corporate environment, and can provide the ongoing care to keep everything looking great. Enjoy the luxury look of desktop orchids without stressing over their care. Try a Spring Azalea plant for a touch of color or stick with a lush and leafy Diffenbachia plant. Plant installations available for Wall Street offices, corporate headquarters and more – call for details!