Adding plants to your workplace can benefit teachers in two key ways: making the air healthier and reducing stress. The latter is of great importance especially now in the period of world pandemic lockdown. 

In our house we have had plants since my early childhood. My mom was in love with her green friends. Due to the presence of those tiny friends we had a sense of calmness and harmony with nature in our house. The same positive atmosphere can have its beneficial effect on health by reducing the carbon dioxide and increasing the oxygen which reduces fatigue and stress and leads to higher work productivity.

So having a plant at your workplace can add a little bit of life into your working routine. Moreover, if you own an easy-to-care-for plant, you don’t have to stress about its survival along with your job-related duties which are definitely more important. 

Here are some of the most important criteria while choosing a plant for your workplace. 

  • Size of the plant. It must be a cute plant which doesn’t take a lot of space and you don’t have to bother how to move it here and there. 
  • Watering frequency. Surely, no matter how low-maintenance the plant is, it must be watered from time to time. You need to choose “green friends” which don’t require frequent watering since you may be overloaded with work and totally forget about the plant and lose it.
  • Light. Some plants grow faster under direct sunlight, others, on the other hand, don’t require direct light and prefer shady corners. You will be on a more beneficial side if you choose a plant which can survive in moderate light conditions, i.e it doesn’t require a lot of light and doesn’t grow fast in very dark places. 
  • “Beauty” features. Surely, apart from adding a wave of healthy atmosphere and liveliness into your work routine, plants need to transfer certain aesthetic pleasure. Some plants may be tiny but very nice and greenish, others may have some colorful  leaves, get taller or wider over the course of time. While picking up a plant you need to take into account these details as well. 

We will present top 5 plants which can become your best friends at work. 

  • Cacti 

photo 1586275381609 45bb8e2ee08c SkyteachThis cute plant next to your computer can really lighten up your day. Besides, it is a great choice if you’re a plant novice. These plants thrive in natural light and only have to be watered once a week during the spring and summer, and every three weeks during the fall and winter.

  • Pothos

photo 1586883573403 cb7ee339755b SkyteachAlso known as Devil’s Ivy, this plant is incredibly easy to take care of. It can survive in  the darkest places and the brightest, window-filled offices with ease, and will still survive when you forget to water it every once in a while. When the plant  has yellow leaves, it means it’s been overwatered, while a droopy plant is an indicator that it is thirsty.

  • Succulents

photo 1520302630591 fd1c66edc19d SkyteachThese waxy plants can be a great source of good mood. They actually store water in their thick leaves. Therefore, they typically only require weekly waterings and enjoy sunlight and dry air.

  • Red Aglaonema

photo 1504575749324 47f312846203 SkyteachIf you want to add some colors to your desk, then this plant is the perfect choice. It has pink stems and reddish-pink leaf tips. Apart from its look, it’s not hard to care for—it’ll show the most color in brighter light, but it will thrive in low light, too.

  • Aloe Vera

photo 1495096917745 b96947edc09d SkyteachForget to water your aloe vera? Not a big deal. It’s actually worse to overwater them than to underwater them. You can even water them every week or two.

Having a plant at your workplace is really worth the time and energy spent on it since it will add life and cheerfulness into your day. Our listed plants are very easy to take care for, therefore go ahead to have one of them as your work routine friend. 

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