Adding a bit of Mother Nature to your work space in the form of a small potted tree or even a smaller potted plant that can fit on your desk can do wonders for air quality, productivity, and giving your area a much-needed boost in serenity. Researchers have found that adding live plants to indoor areas, particularly offices and other work spaces, really does do wonders for inducing calm and decreasing stress. And did you know that many plants can even help with allergies and illness by collecting airborne bacteria and spores?
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When choosing a potential plant for your office, the most important consideration is the level of maintenance required. High-maintenance plants generally do not do well indoors, since most offices do close for weekends and holidays. Additionally, consider the temperature, humidity, and lighting needs of plants. Tropical-based plants actually do quite well indoors, so long as sufficient lighting and watering is provided. But in order to compensate for the decreased humidity of an indoor environment, you’ll need to water more frequently so that the soil always remains moist. Yet you don’t want to over-water, as this could damage the plant or encourage mold growth.
Easy-to-maintain plants for an office environment include English ivy, devil’s ivy, philodendrons, lilies, and even the simplistic and somewhat under-appreciated bamboo and cactus plants.
Because the placement of indoor plants in relation to lighting sources and even air vents is so important, it’s best to hire a professional indoor plant company, for example gaddysplanthire.com.au, to help you make the best decision. Professionals like these will visit your building or office, and will check on air quality (temperature, humidity level) as well as lighting sources, and then provide you with a list of suitable plants. Indoor plant service companies will also help you with creating scenic arrangements of your plants, which includes making suggestions for colors and styles of pots that will complement existing decor, as well as where to place plants for optimal enjoyment.
Once plants have been added to your work space, it will be your responsibility to ensure that they are watered regularly. Use plant care guidelines that are specific for your plants, but if you have questions about watering, trimming, lighting, or any other issues that might arise, don’t hesitate to contact the plant service company to get their professional advice and assistance.
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