Indoor plants, particularly indoor office plants are a good investment for any company. The psychological benefits of indoor plants, whether large office plants or a small flowerpot in the corner, cannot be underestimated. Plants improve the ambiance of an office, as well as making the space seem fresher and more open. Often an office space can feel cramped and overheated with several people working together – indoor office plants go a long way to alleviating this problem.
Whether you have just started the company and your space looks a little bit empty and impersonal or the company’s been going for a while now and employees are starting to get sick of the same four walls – indoor office plants might just be the solution to your problem. Instead of hiring in one of the expensive interior decorators from Cape Town or Johannesburg consider putting some potted plants up around the area and see if it makes a difference. We’re willing to bet it will. A large plant will soften all the hard lines of your office furniture, while smaller plants can add a dash of colour to a work station. Indoor plants can add a touch of the tropical to your offices, and employees will be cheered by the fact that its summer all year round in the office.
Everyone knows that plants and trees are a great source of oxygen (this is the reason environmentalists worry about the destruction of the rainforests) but plants for the office offer the same solution on a smaller scale. With people cramped into the same space with their different perfumes, food smells and the inevitable smokers in any office – indoor plants are performing a service for the people who work in the office.
The minimal amount of care required to keep an indoor office plant flourishing is also a great task for some of your more enthusiastic employees. Choosing the plants may create a sense of personal ownership in your office environment, and maintaining and caring for them helps foster a subconscious sense of loyalty towards the office. If maintaining plants worries you, why not try hiring in some indoor office plants ahead of a meeting or before you show new clients around the office? The plants for the office will improve the space for the big day and you will have a chance to see if your employees enjoy the addition of office plants to their work environment.