5 Health-Related Reasons to Add Plants to Your Home Office

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With the extended lockdown, for many of us, this also means working from whatever corner we can find in our homes, whether it is in the kitchen or the lounge.

And while it might not be the first thing that comes to mind – you might want to consider adding some greenery to your makeshift home office. Certainly, houseplants can make a room look better, but studies also suggest they can have myriad health benefits.

Here are some reasons you should place a potted plant on your desk (or kitchen counter).

This article originally appeared in Harper's BAZAAR UK

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Best Office Plants

Obviously, not all plants thrive in a workspace. Some, such as daisies and palms need a lot of sunlight so they’re best in offices with decent windows. But ferns and philodendrons work well in low or filtered light, so could be a good choice for dark cubicles. Always check the care tag that comes with your plant to learn what its needs are.

Lifestyle site The fix.com blog recommends the following choices for an office plant:

  1. Peace lily
  2. Spider plant
  3. Gerbera daisy
  4. Devil’s ivy
  5. Butterfly palm tree


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