Why does your office need plants?
It’s simple – Plants express a message of optimism. A connection to nature has the ability to improve our lives in the workplace and commercial environment in many ways. Not only are plants beautiful, they are the lungs of the earth and provide a low cost way to reduce indoor air pollution.
Research conducted by the Plants and Environmental Quality Group at the University of Technology, Sydney has shown that just three-eight″ potted plants reduced the total Volatile Organic Compounds in a 1500 cubic foot office by 50-70%.
Almost every material used in office– equipment, wood, plastic and paint, in particular – release volatile organic compounds that, even in very low doses, can lead to headaches, lack of concentration and tiredness. Some, such as benzene, are linked to cancer.
Other benefits include:
- Greater productivity
- Improved sense of well-being and job satisfaction
- Reduced stress levels
- Reduction in sick days
- Greater productivity
How do interior plant services work?
First, we visit your office and walk through the areas where you would like to have plants and assess the environment so we can specify plants that will thrive in those areas. Low maintenance plants can be placed on the floor, on file tops or cubicle partitions, or even on the wall. You can have simple wall sconces, small green wall units, or large passive or active Bio-Wall installations. Using only the best indoor plants available, these are a great way to demonstrate your company’s commitment to being green! Flowering plants are a dramatic way to greet your visitors and are changed out depending on each variety’s life expectancy.
We can then put together an estimate with the appropriate plants and containers that will complement your decor. Our container selections run from economical poly cylinders to modern and sleek styles in a wide variety of colors and finishes, as well as sustainable materials. Estimates can be structured as a purchase or long-term rental whichever works best for your business structure. We will make sure that we get to a price point that satisfies your needs and your budget!
Upon acceptance, it can take 2-6 weeks to receive the plants and containers, depending on the manufacturer’s lead time. Then, our operations team will deliver and install your plants.
How much does an interior plant maintenance service cost?
A number of factors go into the cost of service; the number of plants and the degree of difficulty, for example, a floor plant versus a hanging plant, as well as the replacement factor. Our plants are guaranteed while under our care and will automatically be replaced should they decline in health, get pests that we cannot control, or just outgrow the design intent. Accounts with a lot of people activity tend to need more replacements than a quiet office setting. Additionally, all of our pest control is organic in nature – we do not use any registered pesticides, fungicides or herbicides.
Your trained, uniformed Technician will visit on a weekly basis to assess water needs, dust, treat any pests and keep the plants pruned and oriented to the light. Our services are billed monthly and most small to medium offices fall into the $50.00 – $100.00 range and medium to large offices in the $100.00- $200.00 range.