You don’t have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that office plants can look eye-catching and welcoming. But when you dig deeper beneath their beauty and you’ll discover the benefits of indoor plants go far beyond the aesthetic.
We seem to have an association with flowers, plants and trees, which is why we like to have them in our homes. This suggests that we should have a connection with office plants when we’re at work.
Recent studies tell us that interior plants are good for buildings and people in a variety of subtle ways. Interior landscaping plays a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquil environment in which to move, work or relax. Office plants have even been shown to reduce staff sickness and increase productivity.
Some of the proven benefits to businesses:
- Enhance indoor environment quality
- Improve workplace efficiency
- Reduce noise
- Improve visitor perceptions
- Help people find their way around buildings and large spaces
- Reduce dust levels
- Increase customer spend
Plant expert Butch Deedman owner of Deedman Tropical Plants said “Most of us know instinctively that being close to greenery makes us feel more at ease with our surroundings.
“We experience less stress when there are plants around us. Buildings are also quieter and more relaxed but, at the same time, more stimulating and interesting. A substantial body of academic research has shown conclusively that interior landscaping has dramatic effects on the wellbeing of building occupants.”
Butch continued “Office plants make people more productive, take fewer sick days, make fewer mistakes and they are happier when their environment is enhanced by interior landscaping. Patients in hospitals benefit greatly from being more in touch with nature and there is even some evidence to show that students perform better when the ambience of the learning environment is improved.”
If you would like any advice on Plants for your office, then you can contact Butch Deedman at Deedman Tropical Plant Specialists.