Looking to spruce up your office space as we move into spring? The best way to go about doing so is to consider adding some new greenery into the office. Although you might be tempted to scatter a couple of smaller plants around the office, you may want to have a think about introducing an indoor tree or two into the space as well. These are great for setting the tone in a way that complements your existing plants. Today, we’ll touch on three options for the best indoor trees when it comes to an office environment.
How Indoor Trees Elevate the Office
Indoor trees add to an office setting in both an aesthetic and a practical sense. Aside from adding luscious greenery into what would otherwise be an otherwise potentially drab or dreary room, they also present a health benefit because of their ability to purify the surrounding air. They are great for creating a relaxed ambience too, in order for team members to perform their daily tasks with maximum efficiency. Job satisfaction matters more than ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and a happy workplace is the key to getting the ball rolling in this regard.
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‘The Happy Plant’
Speaking of a happy work environment, the first indoor tree that is worth its salt for an office is literally known as the Happy Plant. Otherwise referred to as a corn plant, the Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’ introduces a zesty freshness to the office with an easy-going nature in terms of maintenance too. Able to grow outdoors or indoors, many people prefer the latter thanks to its maximum height of just under a metre and the fact that it grows quite slowly. It’s glossy green and yellow striped leaves offer a professional touch to the space too.
Ficus benjamina, affectionately called the Weeping Fig, is a species of the family Moraceae. This common indoor ficus offers a tall installation with leafless braided trunks and a bushy top. With a firm base and a steady nature, you don’t have to worry about it toppling over in the middle of an important meeting. Its small, dark green leaves are eye-catching and offer a striking similarity to other plants in the same family. To see this plant thrive, place it in spaces with medium to high natural light.
Song of India
A final option to consider for your Spring-ready office space is the Song of India, otherwise known as that Dracaena reflexa. Native to the “three M’s” — namely Mauritius, Madagascar and Mozambique — this tree is appreciated for its strikingly coloured evergreen leaves, coupled with a thick stem. The Song of India thrives in bright, indirect sunlight and the soil only has to be slightly watered during the spring months. It requires even less water during the colder months. With a VOC rating of 6, it’s good for cleaning the surrounding air too, enhancing the office in a way that’s invisible to the naked eye too.