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February 03, 2015

Best Office Plants: Good Plants For The Office Environment

Did you know that indoor plants can be good for you? It’s true. Not only can plants enhance the overall appearance in the office, but they can also reduce stress and eliminate air pollutants. A healthy, happy employee can increase productivity too. In addition, office plants can provide screening whenever needed or a pleasant focal point.

There are numerous types of cool office plants to choose from, depending on your space and specific needs. With so many choices, nearly any setting can incorporate their own ideas for office plants. Let’s look at some good plants for the office.
      

Cool Office Plants for Beginners

Some of the best plants for an office are those requiring little care. After all, not everyone has a green thumb. Many cool office plants are easy to care for. Some good beginner plants for the office include:
      
Scindapsus - Epipremnum  adapts well to a variety of office conditions, from low light levels to brighter ones. This easy-care plant, with heart-shaped, white-splotched leaves makes a lovely addition sitting on a desk, shelf or table.
      
Philodendrons - Philodendrons, of which most are climbers, are great for adding height to small areas. Sit them on filing cabinets or in hanging baskets. These plants are easy to grow and suitable for a wide range of indoor conditions, including occasional neglect.
      

Best Office Plants for Reducing Pollutants

Some of the best plants for an office are those that reduce air pollution. Good ideas for office plants include the following:
      
Dracaena - Dracaena, or corn plant, is another great choice for eliminating pollutants. It’s easy to care for and makes a unique focal point or screening plant.
      
Peace lily - Peace lily is also known for cleaning up the air. It’s tolerant of low light and is a vigorous grower too. Peace lily works well for focal interest and screening.
      
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Other Good Plants for the Office

There are many other plants suitable for an office setting. Some more ideas for office plants include:
      
Pothos Gold Ivy - Ivy is not only easy to grow but also helps eliminate mould. Thriving in nearly any light condition, it looks great climbing up a pole or in a hanging basket.
      
Kentia Palm - Kentia Palm is one of the most beautiful, popular and suitable palms for growing indoors. Almost unsurpassed for its tolerance of shady conditions, dry air and general neglect, Howea forsteriana has graced hallways, hotel lobbies and 'Palm Court' tea rooms since Victorian times.

February 03, 2015

The Benefits of Indoor Plants for your business

You don't have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that plants look attractive. But dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you'll discover the facts - the benefits of indoor plants go far beyond the aesthetic.

Recent research has shown that indoor plants significantly improve a whole range of aspects of our indoor environment. The benefits cover a spectrum from physically cleaner air to direct beneficial effects on psychological health, task performance, illness reduction and productivity.

The findings are important since, in Dublin over 80% of us live in urban areas, where we spend an amazing 90% of our time indoors, so the quality of the indoor environment is crucial to our wellbeing.
      
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Recent research tells us that indoor plants are good for buildings and people in a variety of ways. Plants play a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquil environment in which to move, work or relax. Indoor plants can also help health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.

Scientific studies from research in Ireland and around the world, reinforces the positive effect living plants can have on the health and well being of people who work in buildings.
 
Research shows that indoor plants:
  • Help improve indoor air quality
  • Help reduce sick building syndrome
  • Help improve well being
  • Help improve productivity and performance
  • Help to lower stress and negative feelings
  • Help to reduce noise
  • Improve business image with potential clients
  • Contribute to fulfilling at least 75% of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Criteria
February 03, 2015

Benefits of Office Plants

Today's office and commercial environments are seldom without interior and/or exterior landscaping. A co-ordinated programme of interior tropical plant displays and exterior landscaping creates a lasting impression on both your clients and employees, as well as improving the quality of the air you breath and satisfying peoples proven psychological need for living Office Plants.

Indoor air pollution and low humidity are now ranked as one of the top five threats to public health. Everyday while at work in our offices we are constantly bombarded with toxic fumes, from carpets, furniture, office cleaning products, computers, printers and photocopiers. Exposure to these chemicals can result in a general feeling of being under the weather, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision and respiratory complaints - or even severe allergic reactions. Unless combated this can often lead to poor concentration and even increases in sick leave.