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Having These 7 Plants in the Office Could Help You Avoid Burnout

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With “burnout symptoms” having already been searched a whopping 8.2k times in Google over the last 30 days alone, it’s clear employees are still struggling to avoid the stress-related condition despite the positives the new year usually brings.

With this week (9th15th January) also being “Houseplant week”, office culture experts at Officeology have revealed the seven houseplants you should have on your desk or in your office to help avoid burnout.

CEO of Officeology, Adam Butler, has detailed the plants and how they could help below: 

Snake plant (Dracaena Trifasciata)

Dracaena plants are some of the most effective houseplants for air purification from airborne toxic pollutants. As these chemicals have been found as causes many physical ailments, owning Snake plants can benefit your physical and mental health.

Dracaena Marginata

The red elements in this plant, as well as providing calmness from the colour green, invigorate energy and can lift moods due to the presence of the colour red.

Lisianthus flower 

In many cultures, purple represents strength, peace and wisdom and is stress-reducing. Lisianthus flowers and purple have been found to inspire creativity and can help when attempting difficult tasks.

Lavender (Lavandula)

Besides being one of the most recognised purple plants, Lavender is also known for its soothing abilities from its smell. With sleep playing a crucial role in maintaining mental well-being, Lavender has been found to reduce stress, anxiety and, in some cases, mild pain, aiding the process of falling asleep.

Peace Lily plant (Spathiphyllum)

Symbolic of purity, the colour white has been seen to inspire mental clarity. This white-petalled plant, alongside Snake plants, is one of the most effective airborne toxin purifiers but also can eliminate mould spores that irritate the respiratory system and asthma.

Daffodil (Narcissus) flower

Yellow-coloured flowers, Daffodils in particular, have been found to improve happiness and alleviate depressive feelings due to their ability to penetrate a layer of the brain through colour and smell.

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum crassum) flower

Shown to alleviate symptoms of worry and stress, these flowers have been found to stimulate the performance of those in their presence when in an office environment. Particularly in their red and orange hues, the stimulative nature of these colours alleviates a feeling of courage and love for all tasks and commitments. 

CEO of Officeology, Adam Butler, also said: “Houseplants offer a plethora of mental health benefits, and we should extend their ownership to the office as well as at home. Live plants also encourage employees to take regular breaks to check on the plants, keep them watered, and change the soil – adding yet another reason to why having them in the workplace is a positive thing for employees’ mental health.”  


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