Even well furnished, comfortable rooms such as this in-plant office can benefit from a few office plants. Plants can improve your mood, health, and comfort level where you work. Recently, we shared a blog on how plants improve employee health. Here is a quick guide to choosing and maintaining plants in your in-plant office.
Low Light & Low Maintenance Plants
If you work in an in-plant office, you no doubt believe the environment is not ideal for growing plants. The lack of natural sunlight and general work ethic can make it difficult to care for a plant correctly and dead plants are worse for employee morale than no plants at all. However, there are several plant species that require both low light and low maintenance to survive, making them perfect for in-plant offices. These plants can survive with artificial lighting and require minimal maintenance to thrive:
- Spider plants
- Snake plants
In addition, there are many products available today that make plant up-keep even easier. For instance, aqua globes help keep soil from drying out if you neglect to water it.
As we discussed in our last blog about plants for in-plant offices, selecting certain plants can actually improve your building’s air quality. This leads to healthier employees and more sustainable offices. While plants like the Areca Palm, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, and Money Plant are the best options for air purification, they take more time and care than these low-maintenance plants:
- Rubber plants
- Peace lilies
Office Living for Plants
You may be unaware that indoor plants require different care than outdoor plants. Be sure to pot your plant in indoor potting soil. Also, be aware of how your in-plant office operates throughout the day and night. If your office keeps lights on overnight for security or night staff, your plants will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Help these plants out by watering them more frequently and adding fertilizer for extra plant nutrition.