So you’re on the hunt for some new plants for the office. Perhaps you’re hosting an event, need something to spruce up your background for Zoom meetings, or you’re furnishing a new space. You may have thought that your only option to do so is to go out and buy plants. Some providers, like us, offer rentals as well. From office plants to green walls, we’ve got everything you can think of to help tick the boxes no matter your needs. But what are the benefits of renting vs. buying? Today, we’ll touch on this in detail, in order to help you make the best decision for your own needs. 


Why Renting Plants is a Great Option

Events can really be taken to the next level when you rent plants or a green wall to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Even if you’re hosting an online webinar, having plants in the vicinity can help break from the conventional plain white backgrounds that so many people opt for when working remotely. The plants will not only look good, but they will improve the quality of the air around you. You also immediately make a “green” statement at the same time, and open up room for a talking point between you and the person (or people) you are speaking to. Renting plants is great for physical and online events, and adds an extra touch of refinement that can be hard to come by otherwise. 


Once-Off Events vs. “Lifetime” Use

Renting plants are great for short-term projects and events, but there is also something to be said for the benefits of buying a plant for “lifetime” use. Getting your hands on any new plant will not only enhance the space around you, but will give you something that can become a part of your home or office culture. Buying plants and creating a green wall of your own can also be a great team building activity, or just a hobby that brings you joy outside of working hours. 



Maintenance Considerations

As you can tell by now, there are many benefits to renting and buying plants. One of the main distinctions to keep in mind is that when you rent plants, you don’t have to worry about maintenance. You’re getting a fully formed product, likely thriving plants that have been tended to already. Owning new plants comes with a share of maintenance considerations, which in an office environment often has to be shared by the team. Keep this in mind to avoid spending a good sum of money on a set of plants, only to have them all die a few weeks later from lack of care. 


Buying or Renting Your Next Plant or Green Wall

Depending on how you go about it, you could maximise your budget for short-term rentals and still have enough to start growing your own group of plants at the office. At Bidvest ExecuFlora, we offer free consultations for plant rentals across the country. With offices based in Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape, we’re able to supply plants and green walls to homes and offices in all of the major touchpoints in the country. We can even take a look at what you have already, and suggest ways to make it shine even more. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, we’ve got you covered either way.