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plantYour colleagues gifted a lovely bonsai on your birthday and you placed it right next to your pc on the office desk. You assumed it will emit positive chi (energy) and you will perform even better.  But on the contrast you started feeling dull and de-motivated. The answer was simple. Bonsai plants are indeed beautiful to look at but actually they go against the law of nature. The regular seeds are in a way stoped from growing to their full capacity by applying the techniques of pruning, root reduction, potting, defoliation, and grafting.

Although small in size, these plants mimic the shape and style of mature, full-size trees.  These dwarf plants are made to go against the rule of nature. Anything which goes against the nature will have its ill effects too.

We normally choose an inspirational quote or a motivational painting instead of a fancy one to hang in your office or cabin in the same way you can choose the right type of plants to be placed at your workplace.

Plants/flowers to be kept at the work-place  

Spider plant: Perfect for high shelves and hanging baskets, the low-maintenance spider plant thrives in partial sun or shade – making it ideal for your cubicle or windowless office.

Areca Palm: It cleans the air, and requires moderate care. Its huge fronds are effective at filtering airborne particles.

Peppermint: This plan helps to stimulate your brain. Sniffing mint can increase your alertness and enhance your memory, according to a study in the International Journal of Neuroscience.

English Ivy: It cleans the air and is easy to maintain. Research conducted at the University of Georgia show that English ivy is particularly efficient at absorbing volatile organic compounds, airborne pollutants spewed by computers and office machinery, which cause headaches and nausea.

Lemon Balm: Super-fragrant lemon balm plants can tolerate full sun or full shade, meaning they’ll be happy even if the nearest window is all the way across the office. In addition to being seriously hardy, research suggests that having a lemon balm plant around may also improve your mood and boost workplace wellness.

Golden Pothos: This plant cleans the air and requires indirect sun. This hardy vine reduces indoor ozone. Exposure to even low ozone levels, like those emitted by printers and copiers, can cause chest pain and throat irritation.

Peace Lily: Peace lilies love the shade, so they’ll do just fine even far away from a window. This eye-catching variety is also one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality, according to NASA research.

Plants to be avoided at the work place.

Wax and rubber plants: Plants like cactus, rubber plants or milk producing plants should be avoided at the workplace. They act as a hindrance against the balance and harmony.

Tropical flowers: Tropical flowers like hibiscus and passion flower need bright, sunny conditions and plenty of water to thrive. This makes them a bit too difficult for most workplaces.

Butterfly palm and other dwarf palms: As tropical plants, these picks like plenty of water, lots of sunlight and high humidity – meaning they’re likely to brown in the office.





Dr Rupa Batra

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