Do you have the habit of placing a small plant in front of your computer?

@xiaobing (235)
China
February 29, 2012 1:13am CST
I place different plants in front of my computers in the lab and dormitory. I am the only one who place a small plant in front of the computer. I think it is a really good idea for your health. But my advice does not work for my classmate. Maybe they feel it boring to watering the plant often. I don't know. Do you have the habit now? share your views.
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@savypat (20217)
• United States
29 Feb 12
Please explain why placing a small plant in front of your computer is good for you. I would think it would just get in the way and you would have to move it all the time, there is also the chance that you would get your computer wet when you watered your plant.
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@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
The response above is a good answer to you. One of the advantage is the green plant will make your eyes more comfortable when you have been tired of the monitor. Besides, the plant can make you in a good mood. That is an important point. Thanks for your response. Hope you can understand that.
• China
29 Feb 12
I fell terribly sorry when I see the discussion,because I have told myself many times to potted some plants near my computers in the dorm. It is really good for us to do like that what would make me in a good mood when I fell tired sometime. But it's a pitty that I fail to put the plan into practice. I have to cultivate plants or flowers round my computer.
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@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
What you need to do is putting it into practice now. It is not late to do that. The great point you mentioned is that the plant would make you in a good mood. I am very glad to hear that. Good luck.
@GardenGerty (144891)
• United States
1 Mar 12
I do not have plants on the same table as my computer. I would be afraid of getting water on the computer. However, I have all of my houseplants indoors right now because of the winter weather, and they are all around me in the room on other tables and in windows. Houseplants are good for your body and your mind.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Yes, you are right. I have to be very careful to water the plant.
@youless (107291)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Mar 12
It is a good idea to have some small plants nearby the computer. I think it may give you fresh air and the pollution or radiation can be less. I heard that the best plant is the cactus. You shall put it nearby your computer. I love China
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Thanks for the great advice. Maybe I will try it although the cactus doesn't look well. :)
@maezee (42246)
• United States
1 Mar 12
I do not, but I feel as though I should just to brighten up the office where my computer is a little bit. That would be nice, and it always helps to get a little oxygen in your system and bring a little life indoors. Happy MyLotting!
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
You are right. I like the phrase 'bring a little life indoors'. Thanks.
@NailTech (6874)
• United States
29 Feb 12
I don't have the habit of that but do wish I did have the room for it. My desk is always so cluttered and I have clean it off every so often enough. I think a plant would just get smothered by the rest of the stuff I have on it. I like the idea though.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
So do I. :)
@yanzalong (17533)
• Indonesia
29 Feb 12
It is near the computer but it is not a habit. I do it sometimes. I have to move back the plant in the evening because the plant is not good to be in the house at night.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Are you sure it is not good for the plant to be in the house at night? Why?
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
Nope, I don't have that habit. But it's a good thing don't worry. But I think you need to put the plant out every morning to get sun. But you can also choose a plan that can live inside a house without sunshine. :)
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Thanks. The second one is good for me. My plant do not need much sunshine. So I just need to water it regularly.
@amitpro (75)
• India
29 Feb 12
Plantation is a very good habit friend. keep it up. I will also try to do the same in future. But till now i have not done this kind of deed near my computer or dormitory. One of my friend does the same nearly a month ago. I also planted tree in my school days.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Why not? let us move now.
@Vvance (280)
• United States
29 Feb 12
Yes, it is quite healthy. Now, that you mentioned it, I'm planning to do it myself! A plant provides lots of fresh air during the day which can increases your efficiency in whatever work you're doing. So, it's a great plan.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Good luck.
@dazzledlady (1618)
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
I dont have that habit but if you think that strange then i have one. i put my betta fish tank near my computer so that i can see my pet swimming every time i glance away from the monitor. I just love looking at it , vibrant color and it makes me happy. I know it can be dangerous because it contains water and near electricity.... but what can i do i love my betta fish :D
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
That is another good habit. Just be careful about it, and enjoy yourself. I can imagine the scene that you glance away from your monitor and smile at the lovely fish. Congratulations.
@vikasbi (12)
• India
29 Feb 12
yes, it is a good idea.But keeping a plant infront of computer is a boring thing we should pour water to the plantand its a time taking process, but its a good idea.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Yes, you have to be patient for the plant you have, or you just don't start. Get some time to think about it before you make your decision.
@Bluedoll (16830)
• Canada
29 Feb 12
This sounds like a good idea, I've seen lots of people doing this. The area whether a work/study or pleasure place takes on a whole new meaning. I tend to put all my creativity into my computer stuff but this is an idea worth adopting I think. Thanks, for sharing the idea. Does it change the way you use your computer?
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
No. I could cope with my computer stuff like before. But when I am tired of staring at the computer screen, I can look at the small plant and get some relief. It is very great.
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
When I still study, I have a bonsai on my desk but now that I am married and a businesswoman, I don't have because there's no place to put it but I am planning to buy a new plant to put infront of my desk to inspire me. :)
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
Congratulation. It is great for you to have the passion to do this.
@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
I love green plants and have few in my living areas but not in my computer areas. I have never thought of putting plants on my computer table. It maybe beautiful but i find it adds more clutters and an obstruction to my working place.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
Maybe it is enough to have few plants in the living room. I really love green plants too. They are my friends during these years.
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
29 Feb 12
I have a small plastic one next to my laptop. Not because of the laptop but because of the table my laptop is on. So it doesn't look like an ugly desk.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
hey, Kitty. It is also nice to look at the plant as a artwork.
@beamer88 (4261)
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
I have a different outlook on this. I refrain from putting things in front or even on the desk where my computer is at. I just like to keep it simple and bare as much as possible. I find that I work better with less clutter. Besides, my work table is just beside the window and I can easily see the trees and plants outside. I'm on the first floor of my house and the garden is just outside my window.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
Your response is reasonable anyway. Everyone has different habits. It is your habit to work better with less clutter. Fortunately, you are on the first floor and the garden is just outside your window. Good luck.
29 Feb 12
I haven't tried it but I will. It may be beneficial as you've said, perhaps lessen the radiation? I have small plants in the living room and garden, but I haven't tried putting it there..
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
I heard some news about the advantage of lessing the radiation. You can try later.
@choybel (5046)
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
I think this is a good habit and one that I should probably try and spread around too. Having plants around would probably help a lot not only ourselves but the environment as well. I always thought that it could be a good idea to have potted plants on roofs of buildings. It's a small responsibility but the effects are beneficiary to a lot.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
You are so right. I do this kind of things just for the health of myself, not considering the environment at the same time. It indeed is a good idea to have potted plants on roofs of building.
@williamjisir (22821)
• China
13 Nov 12
I place the different plants outside the room on the wall of the balcony. I have quite a few flower pots for planting different kinds of plants that are easy to grow or plant. I love to see them all the year round. Thank you for the discussion, xb.