Whether you’re the person in charge of the office, or just a member of the team with a green thumb, knowing how to choose the right soil for indoor plants is important either way. Company leaders have a responsibility to create a welcoming environment for their staff, in the same way that employees should also do their part to help create a productive atmosphere in the office. Adding plants into a space can be a quick and affordable way of doing so. But where do you begin when doing so for the first time? We’ve got everything you need to know right here. 


Start By Choosing Good Quality Plants

If your plants aren’t coming from a reputable supplier, you may forfeit a bit of quality, which in the end makes the type of soil somewhat irrelevant. The Bidvest ExecuFlora team won’t let you down. We specialise in all kinds of office plants, matching the right ones to office spaces depending on their needs. A couple of things to consider when choosing office plants include the amount of space you have to work with, the temperature and humidity in the office, and whether there is a lot of access to direct sunlight. From there, you can start thinking about how to get the most out of the soil. 


Can You Use Any Soil? 

The first thing you should know about indoor plants is that they typically use potting mix. This is different from outdoor soil, so it’s best to avoid grabbing handfuls from the outside garden. There are different types of potting mixes to try, including some that help with giving roots better access to air, nutrition and a moisture balance that will allow it to thrive. The soil for your indoor office plants shouldn’t be too heavy. For this reason, you can’t just go out and buy any type of soil and expect to sustain your plant collection in the long run. 


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The Best Soil Mix For Indoor Office Plants

In our opinion, the best soil mix for indoor office plants should consist of a combination of perlite, vermiculite and peat moss. This is a good combination for helping to absorb the moisture while also resisting compaction, a process that changes the soil’s weight or density. These variables are crucial to helping the plant grow to its full potential. Just like outdoor plants, indoor plants need plenty of fertiliser, as they don’t have or create their own nutrients naturally. 


A Job Well Done: Signs of Flourishing Soil

After a couple of test runs, you’ll soon get the hang of which soil combinations work best for your plants. Earthworms and fungi are typically signs of healthy soil outdoors, and although you may not want to see these indoors, there are types of plants where this is a good thing. Speak to an expert about which plants have the best shot at flourishing in your specific environment, and before you know it you’ll have a healthy, spread out root system that is only visible in office plants that have found their forever homes.