Having plants in the office may seem like a nice idea, but all too often introducing them into a work environment goes awry. In many cases, after a few weeks, you may be left with a few shedding, drooping, browning clumps in the corner. This is a tale as old as time which produces the very opposite of the intended effect. Rather than brightening up the place, dead plants can make your offices look unwelcoming and uncared for.
So how can you introduce plants into your office without instantly killing them – and without having to become a part time botanist? Here’s a quick guide to getting office plant care right without devoting hours of your time to “greenify-ing” your workplace…
The best tip for easy plant care is to choose office plants which will thrive in your workplace, with minimal upkeep. Some good options include:
Once you’ve found the right spot for your office plants, try not to move them around too much. Our green friends take time to acclimatise to new environments (even if it’s just a little extra sunshine), so keeping them in one spot will help them thrive.
To ensure all of your office plants are kept healthy, assign responsibility for one plant to each member of staff. This should garner a little bit of competitiveness – and make your employees engage more with their environment.
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