The plants throughout 3 Barrington Road bring life and vibrancy to our workspace, most notably in our reception, which was designed by Emily Penrose, and filled with foliage by I Want Plants. If you miss being outside during this winter lockdown, bring the outdoors in as we do at 3 Barrington Road.
With indoor heating and cooling systems, and reduced air flow from open windows during winter, the air you breathe indoors can be harmful to your health. It is therefore important to keep the air inside your house or office clean of impurities. Common indoor air pollution has been linked to headaches, nausea, irritation and breathing difficulties.
Plants are a natural way to detoxify the air inside by absorbing the impurities coming from our man-made pollutants. Not to mention, they are beneficial for mental health, which is why we wanted our building to be full of them. It’s amazing what a few leafy green plants in your workspace can do for your happiness, concentration, and productivity!
Here is our Top 5 Plants that clean the air and are perfect for a working environment, whether it be your make-shift workspace at home, or to fill your office with when we all spring back to work.
Known to be particularly effective at producing oxygen at night, this is a perfect plant for healthy air in any workspace. Where air flow is limited in an office environment, have this plant clean the air every night ready for the team the next morning!
They are also one of the easiest plants to look after. Practically indestructible, you can pretty much forget about them and water every few weeks! So if there’s not a green bone in your body you can be confident you won’t kill this plant. Snake plants can also thrive in most lighting conditions, from direct sun to partial shade. Robust and striking, they make a perfect statement decoration for your workspace.These plants are a firm favourite of houseplant connoisseurs Plant Shop Manchester, who recently opened their third branch in Altrincham:
“Snake plants are the perfect indoor WFH house plant. Super versatile, they can handle bright or low light and very limited watering, once every 3-4 weeks. A perfect beginner’s green friend, with the added benefit of purifying your home office air.”– Emma, Plant Shop Manchester
These beautiful trailing plants are fast growing and easy to look after. Hang them from ceilings or shelves in the workspace to create brightness and colour at different levels.
They eliminate common toxins such as carbon monoxide, and can survive a reasonable amount of neglect, too (if your dedicated office plant-parent is off sick for a week, these won’t suffer)!
Fast growing and easy to look after, the spider plant is a good choice for any beginner looking to add some interest to their workspace. As they mature, they produce trailing babies which can be easily re-potted to multiply the plants in your space!
Spider plants purify the air of toxins including carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in printing.
Want a low maintenance office jungle? These will be right up your street! Palms aren’t fussy to look after but bring the tropical look and feel to your office with that beautiful foliage!
They can also grow very large, so are perfect for standing on the floor in an empty corner of your workspace that needs a focal point.
Bamboo Palms also act as a natural humidifier, perfect for a workspace in which air conditioning and heating can dry out the indoor air and cause breathing difficulties, especially for people who suffer with allergies or asthma.
Peace Lilies add elegant deep green foliage and delicate white flowers to any room. If you have trouble looking after plants, this one acts as its own “Idiots Guide” to watering – when it’s thirsty, you’ll know about it! If you see it drooping, give it a drink and watch its leaves slowly elevate back to life!
To make a start on your collection while you work from home, we’ve teamed up with locally based houseplant store, Plant Shop Manchester, to bring you a Blooming Brilliant Giveaway. Click here for the full details.
Use our guide to air-purifying plants to fill your working environment with healthy greenery! If you want the office jungle feel but you would prefer to leave it to the professionals, why not check out the office space at 3 Barrington Road? Light and bright, Grade-A Office space in the heart of Altrincham – click below to arrange a meeting with our team.