There is no downside to bringing the outside inside. Most people agree internal flora is easy on the eye. But it’s a fact that plants or flowers in the home or workspace are beneficial to its occupants. They breathe. They’re alive. So are you. Whilst many buildings contain internal landscaping used for aesthetic purposes, it’s in the workplace that the benefits work best, and have the most effect. Amazingly, greenbelt growing in the office can help your business expand.
Research shows that indoor plants and flowers have a direct effect on:
Air quality: plants breathe in CO2 and exhale oxygen. That means the air that you and they breathe is naturally scrubbed, oxygenating your mind and body. The result? More energy, improved efficiency, and a greater sense of well-being.
Humidity: plants release much of the water they receive into the air. That means your environment is less arid. That means you get less thirsty, and function better.
Stress: studies have shown that people who spend lots of time in places where there are indoor plants and flowers are less stressed. It’s only natural. Less stress means people feel happier and more at ease. They’re also far more productive.
Noise: It’s true that plants and flowers absorb sound. That means ambient noise is filtered out, creating a more relaxed workspace in which communication is easier.