It is important to remember that plants are living things, not just art that hangs on a wall or sits in a lobby. Do some research before you purchase a plant. Take time to examine our plant reference guide and decide which plant is best for your office. Think long term, that umbrella tree will fit great on your desk today, but what about when it’s full grown?
There are a number of seasonal plants that are extremely toxic when consumed. Ivy, holly, mistletoe, and hibiscus are all toxic to humans. While no one plans on eating their holiday decorations, accidents do happen so be extra careful.
Consider your coworkers. One man's favorite flower is another man's enemy, so take the allergies and sensitivities of your coworkers and clients into consideration. Gardenias, for example, have a lovely smell but cause many people to develop headaches
In general, plants with larger leaves need less exposure to sunlight since they have more surface area with which to absorb it. This is something important to consider when shopping for a plant inside your office. If sunlight is at a premium, then consider a plant that won’t need as much.
Rooms that are used for mental stimulation, such as an office, should contain the more spiky or spiny plants. Consider plants such as snake plants, palms, aloe, and yuccas for these rooms
Contemporary, modern styles go better with plants that have clean lines and slender shapes to them. Victorian decors work well with ferns, while cacti are perfect for southwest styles.
Indoor air quality in the Winter can be more toxic because the windows and doors are kept closed during the day. Adding plants to your workspace is an effective and relatively cheap way to improve the air quality and bring more energy to the office.
Good office plant maintenance can make the difference between a lush, vibrant office space, and a depressing work area with dead plants and crispy leaves. Having healthy plants in the office common areas can boost employee morale and create a calming environment.
Plant prices are across the board. It is important to discuss a budget within your office, and decide how much you plan to spend, and compare that to the amount of plants your plan on purchasing. Plan your purchasing around the level of maintenance you will be able to give to the plant.
When purchasing new plants, choose plants whose foliage is rich green and uniform in color.