Office plants play an important role your employees’ creativity and productivity. They create a cheerful work environment and bring a little greenery to indoor spaces. Additionally, they act as bio purifiers to the air indoors which improves air quality. Caring and maintenance of office plants require the knowledge of each plant’s specific needs. Plants have varying water, light, and temperature needs. At PLANTZ we offer services and training to office occupants allowing them to learn what services are included in our plant care maintenance.
Plant care and maintenance parameters.
Improper watering of plants means either over watered plants or underwatering the plants such that they receive an inadequate amount of water. Proper watering of plants involves pouring lukewarm water and letting it drain through the drainage holes. The watering should also be done only when the soil at the top part is dry. The plants should be allowed to drain through and not stay damp with water. Always ensure that excess water is left to drain or poured out before returning the plant to the saucer.
Depending on the plant type and variety, the light requirement varies from one plant to another. Some plants need low light, others flourish in bright light. The plants should not be placed under direct sunlight since the heat intensity direct from the hot sun is likely to scorch the plants. Other plants can also grow under light provided by fluorescent bulbs within the room.
The office temperatures may keep fluctuating and may affect plant growth especially when the plants are unattended. Plants get stressed when exposed to direct hot or cold air.
The humidity levels within the office can affect the growth of plants. Plants require varying humidity levels. Some perform well under low humidity while others need drier climates. Offices that have humidifiers should ensure that the humidity levels are favorable to both plants and people.
- Airflow and dust
Dust usually gathers indoors and settles on plant leaves. Naturally, plants are used to windy and rainy environments and are therefore likely to be suffocated when covered in dust. Additionally, dust interferes with plants’ ability to absorb sunlight. Plants should therefore be frequently wiped off in case the office conditions get dusty.
Other plant care maintenance includes:
- Fertilizing the plants using a water-soluble fertilizer every spring and summer season.
- Checking on the plants to ensure they have not overgrown the planters and transferring them in case they have overgrown.
- Maintaining a safe distance between the plants and other things such as air conditioners, drafty windows, and heating vents.
- Ensuring there is someone to take care of the plants in case of absence to avoid plant neglect that may lead to killing them.
In cases where the office plants are complex, they may need maintenance services offered by experienced and skilled specialists. Plants should be watered properly, dusted, pruned, and cleaned. Well taken care of and maintained plants always look beautiful, healthy, and vibrant throughout. Sometimes taking care of plants can be challenging since there are special conditions that require people to learn how to ensure plants get all the requirements for growth. The best way of caring for plants is by ensuring that the conditions in the room or office are conducive for their growth.