Posted: 07/05/2013 at 17:18
Too right. Native plants are meant for temperate conditions with wind and rain and sunshine, not dry, heated, processed air with chemicals from office furniture and technology. Also, lamp light does not equate to sunlight.
On the other hand, the usual office and house plants are often known for their ability to deal with such conditions especially if given a regular misting spray and can be used to absorb and reduce harmful chemicals in office atmospheres. That's why they're planted in offices.
Dieffenbachia, dracaena and spathyphyllum are particularly good at air cleaning.