The presence of plants in the workplace aid in purifying air, reducing stress, and improving general wellbeing of its occupants. Here are Flagship’s top picks for plants that provide numerous benefits to your office space.
Spekboom (Portulacaria afra)
To start off your plant collection at Flagship, we will be placing a Spekboom plant on every desk. This succu-lent – originating from South Africa – is an environmental wonder that is not only water-savvy, but it is also effi-cient at seizing high concentrations of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
If you are interested in growing your Spekboom collection, they are incredibly easy to propagate or reproduce. Snap a branch off the plant, let it dry out for one or two days and then stick it straight into the ground, or into a fresh pot of soil. A final tip for this plant would be to make sure that there is sufficient drainage in the pot to en-sure it doesn’t drown – too much watering is a succulent’s kryptonite and should be avoided at all costs.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Native to the tropical rainforests of Colombia and Venezuela, the Peace Lily thrives best in bright, yet indirect light. This plant is renowned for removing harmful toxins from the air, from ammonia to formaldehyde. They are also known to keep dry environments more moist, perfect for increasing humidity levels in an air-conditioned or heated office.
If you are unsure about watering requirements, this plant is dramatic when thirsty. If in need of water, it will droop. To keep it happy, we recommend you keep the soil moist with biweekly watering.
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Contrary to its name, this West-African native is very much a real plant. Like most plants, they improve internal air quality by removing various toxins in the air. In addition, they are low maintenance plants and only require low light conditions, infrequent watering, and little to no fertilization.
In their natural environment, these plants can exceed 30 metres in height, but in a pot, they can reach up to 3 metres in beneficial conditions. Their rubbery leaves are easy to clean, which we recommend you do once per week to prevent dust from interfering with sufficient light falling on the leaves.
Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)
If not equally as impressive as the Spekboom at seizing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the snake plant is also a low maintenance plant, requiring little light and water. Alternatively called Mother in Law’s Tongue, or Ele-phant’s Toothpick, this plant has a striking appearance and would be a statement in any office. We recommend you pair this with an interesting cast cement, clay, metal, or woven pot cover.
Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
Also efficient at removing indoor pollutants, southeast Asia’s Devil’s Ivy is also said to be an auspicious plant that brings wealth, prosperity and happiness into its space. It is for this reason that it is also affectionally named the money plant. Defined as an ‘invasive’ species, it is a non-fussy plant that can grow in low light conditions. For op-timal growth, ensure that the soil is kept moist and consider repotting as it grows.
We hope that this article inspires you when planning your future workspace at Flagship. With natural light, pot plants, meeting rooms for hire and other flexible breakout spaces, we aim to give you and your employees every-thing you need to work in complete comfort. Find out more about our spaces here.