Go Green: Plant life at the Office

October 11, 2022

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Plants and workspaces are a good match. The benefits we experience around plants include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress levels, and feelings of revitalization. Plants can add organic character to an office environment, improve productivity and creativity.

What is horticulture? This word comes from two Latin words which mean “garden” and “culture.” Basically, it’s the area of agriculture involving the science of growing and caring for plants. Horticulture is socially relevant because it improves how we use plants, and that is very important in environmental protection. Indoor plants have also been shown to reduce the symptoms of “sick building syndrome” or SBS.

Office life usually consists of being busy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a little life into your space. Below are some of the best plants to spruce up your workspace and improve wellness.

Th Snake Plants
The snake plant is the one of the easiest plants to grow and care for. These plants only need water every few weeks and can vary sunlight levels. With many multiple styles and colors can compliment your office

African  Violet
These plants can add a beautiful violet pop of color to your office. The African violet is uniquely different, that it is watered from the bottom only needing to be sure the soil stays moist. These plants can strive on artificial light, which make them a great candidate for an office environment.

Pothos is a flowering plant that can fit on most desktops. It’s very low maintenance and can be left on a desk for lengthy periods without needing much care.

Spider Plants
Spider Plants is a great office plant because it requires very little maintenance.  Even easier than a snake plant. This natural air purifier can even use your desk lamp to help thrive. Will little not no air flow, these spider plants can thrive anywhere.

It’s not difficult to keep indoor plants happy, but you do need to pay attention to their basic needs. Follow these guidelines to ensure your plants remain healthy and happy.

Your plants need water, light, and warmth to survive. So when you’re off on vacation, don’t forget about your green friends. If you have a plant-savvy co-worker who can come over a couple of times a week while you are away, that’s ideal.
Plants acclimate to different surroundings by changing their leaf orientation and structure. If you can, try not to move them around, as they may not adapt as easily as you think.
Placing a tray underneath the potted plant’s container is the best way to catch excess water and prevent a mess. For most plants, only water when the soil is dry. Use your fingers to easily determine soil moisture levels.

For more guidance on horticulture or groundskeeping, contact Vanguard Resources.