Refreshing the office space doesn’t have to involve a long stint of renovations. Hanging plant baskets are an easy way to add some colour and flair to any work environment without having to disrupt day-to-day operations all too much. But how should you go about mounting these in a safe and secure way? This guide covers everything you need to know, while also touching on the different plant types to consider when you’re deciding how to fill the baskets. We’ll also point you in the right direction to find some of the best options on the market. 


Why Hanging Plants are Effective

No matter what your office setup looks like, a couple of hanging plants can add a sense of prestige and serenity into the environment. Hanging plant baskets go beyond just their aesthetic appeal. The plants are great for improving the overall air quality too, offering an added health benefit to the team as a well. Plant baskets work in more formal settings like boardrooms and individual offices, as well as in recreational spaces. They offer a variety of different sizes and plant types to explore, allowing your imagination to run wild to find the best options relative to the overall design of the space.


The Hook Method

The best way to hang plant baskets from the ceiling is to use the hook method. It only requires a couple of tools and can be done in a few quick steps. Once you’ve assembled the materials you need, make sure you have the right location set. A stud of solid wood (like a ceiling joist) is the best way to go, although you could also use ceiling drywall. Drill a hole and install the hook, making sure that it is as secure as possible. From here, it’s possible to do a test hang of your plants. It should be obvious whether the hook can hold the weight of the plant right away. If not, you may need to add some extra reinforcements into the mix. 


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Plant Types to Consider

There are many plants that are perfect for hanging plant baskets. Some are known for thriving more than others. Pothos, String of Pearls, Spider plants and Hoya Obovata are bankable options if you’re a first timer looking for something lower maintenance. Air plants are great to look at for variety. Finding the right combination will come down to personal preference and taste at the end of the day. 


Spruce Up The Space

Giving you the best plants for your office space is the name of the game for the team at ExecuFlora. From finding the right options to getting expert help on the mounting process, we’re happy to help if you have any questions about introducing hanging plant baskets into your office space. We also have a wide catalogue of options you can explore before deciding on what to put in the baskets themselves. If you’ve had hanging plants for a while, you may even want to replace a couple in order to spruce up the space. If this is the case, get in touch with us and we’ll give you some pointers about alternatives that might be suitable.