Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, these hardy plants can survive for days even without being watered. It can even thrive under fluorescent lights, making them great for offices. According to the NASA study, they also have a high chemical removal rate, and are able to absorb formaldehyde, a toxic agent found in paper bags and synthetic fibres that can make our throats feel scratchy and noses itch. Besides this, they also release oxygen at night, making them great for bedrooms and home offices too.
This floral plant comes with a subtle and soothing aroma that’s often found in scented products like creams and candles. The pretty purple florets not only make great desk decors; their fragrance relieves stress and soothes your midday restlessness. As lavender plants require sunlight, it’s best to place them by the window. They also need to be watered regularly. Tip: Placing them in your bedroom can also help you sleep better.
RosemaryThis fragrant herb is a kitchen staple, but it does more than provide flavour to your food. According to a study conducted on 150 people by Northumbria University, the ability to recall to do something at a given time was enhanced after being exposed to rosemary scent. It is no wonder this herb has been used since ancient times to improve memory and concentration. It is also a popular remedy for common ailments like headaches.
You may have noticed this vine-like plant growing on the side of trees or buildings. But did you know the English Ivy also makes a great indoor plant? This low-maintenance plant is perfect for offices with poor air circulation. It purifies the air by removing airborne mould that may trigger allergies – suitable for those who suffer from asthma or breathing difficulties.
Peace LilyThe beautiful white blooms of the peace lily plant are sure to jazz up your office desk. According to the NASA Clean Air Study, this plant can remove toxic organic compounds from the surroundings. It is also extremely easy to care for, and can thrive under artificial light.