14 Mar Biophilic Design – What are the best plants for your office?
Biophilic Design is the concept of bringing the outdoor life inside, this refers to bringing plants into the workplace. The term ‘biophilia’ was first named by psychologist Erich Fromm in 1964. It was used to describe the human need to connect with the outdoor world. It is often used when describing bringing plants into the workplace to increase work productivity by increasing the levels of dopamine into the brain.
Low Light Level
There are many different types of plants that you could bring into your office, however they would require the right conditions in order to survive. If your office has low light conditions, then you would need specific plants in the office that can survive in such an environment.
This plant does not need much looking after since it does not need a lot of water or sunlight in order to grow. A smaller plant only needs to be watered every two to three weeks, but make sure the soil is dry before you do.
This is a plant that thrives in low-light drought conditions. You should be able to get away with watering it once again every two to three weeks whilst still growing up to 28” tall.
Useful for injuries, this plant can treat bruises, burns and sores. Can be placed somewhere that indirect light can hit it and water every two to three weeks.
There are many different types of plants that you can get for all kinds of different offices, no matter the size of space or price in order to embrace biophilic design of some kind. Listed above are just a few examples. Having plants in the office could improve worker comfort and therefore increase work productivity in the workplace.