Which Plants Should I Select for Creative Spaces?
Posted by Jason Wyrwicz on Sep 30th 2022
Plants are amazing! They grow, change, adapt, and provide us with so much beauty and inspiration. But did you know that some plants also promote creativity and artistic expression in office spaces?
According to a research study by Texas A&M, indoor plants have a proven track record of increasing productivity by up to15%. With a plethora of plants to choose from the team at Pots, Planters, and More has done the leg work to come up with five of our very best low-maintenance favorites, so you don’t have to put too much thought into it.
This article will discuss why our selected indoor plants are lauded for their ability to stimulate a positive work ethic and how to care for them. Hence, they remain an enduring part of your working environment.
This Christmas favorite is known for its bright red flowers. However, poinsettias aren't just decorative; they're actually a member of the Euphorbiaceae family, which contains several medicinal plants used throughout history. For example, poinsettia leaves contain caffeine, which was initially extracted from the bark of the coffee tree.
So even if you do not like to indulge in their daily caffeine hit, the Poinsettia can be a great substitute to stay focused and illicit positive vibes throughout the business space!
Hydrangeas come in many different colors, such as including pink, white, blue, purple, and yellow. These popular plants suit balcony spaces or ideal choices where foot traffic is expected. However, they are equally helpful as indoor plants. Use a humidifier if the indoor air is dry. The hydrangea is happiest in a cool room with temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Although hydrangeas are native to Europe, Asia, and North America, they've become increasingly common in all urban areas due to their ability to thrive in locations where the air pollution is a little iffy.
Lavenders are fragrant herbs that grow well indoors and out. Their sweet aroma makes them a perfect choice for potpourri, but lavender is much more than a pleasant smell. Many cultures have used lavender for centuries to treat everything from headaches to insomnia.
Staring at a computer screen can undoubtedly take a lot of mental real estate, so having the sweet aroma of lavender permeate the office space you spend eight hours a day in is a welcome tension releaser.
Rosemary is a perennial herb that grows best in Mediterranean climates. Its aromatic foliage is commonly added to soups, stews, and salads. Rosemary is also used to make tea and essential oils. Much like lavender, the aroma is familiar without overpowering, allowing workers and visitors to feel at ease in the office surroundings
5. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
If you don’t know what a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree is, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock. With its giant, waxy leaves, this plant loves to be planted with friends. In fact, the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree acts as a big brother for genetically similar plants, protecting other indoor plants in the same planter or pot.
Don't Forget the Pots and Planters, People!
Of course, at Pots, Planters, and More, we believe that the pot they live in is just as important as the plants themselves. Selecting a suitable vessel ensures long-term growth and the ability for your plants to get the proper nutrients and color. Here are some essential things to consider after you have selected your creativity-inspired flora.
1. Choose Plants Based on Their Size
Despite some of our recommendations, it’s best to choose potted plants based on size rather than type. Keep the size of your pot or planter in mind when deciding the type of plant you want in your creative space. It stands to reason that a plant growing well in small pots is unlikely to thrive in larger containers.
2. Consider Planting Conditions
Some potted plants like warm temperatures. Others prefer cooler ones, duh! And some plants like bright light, while others prefer dimmer light conditions. When selecting plants for your creative space, consider conditions before spending hundreds or thousands of dollars upfront. Does your plant like direct sunlight or indirect sunlight?
3. Select Plants With Good Drainage
Drainage is essential for keeping the soil moist. Plants with deep roots will always thrive better than those without. The last thing you want is to buy an array of gorgeous sweet-smelling foliage only for it to perish only weeks later due to poor soil conditions.
Make sure you do your research on which soil suits your chosen plant. Where some plants prefer their soil dry, others prefer sandy soils
4. Avoid Overwatering
In some plants, overwatering causes root rot and makes them susceptible to disease. Make sure you have one person as the designated waterer. That way, you know who to blame if anything goes wrong!
5. Look for Plants With Easy Maintenance
The plants we suggested above are all low-maintenance. In an office environment, things can get hectic. People go on holiday and business must be attended to. Often the first casualty is your plants when the going gets tough. Plants that do not need your undivided attention are a better option every time. Trust us!
Pots, Planters, and More have an array of indoor planters that are the perfect accompaniment for your creative space. With years of experience in the industry, we also offer advice to get you moving in the right direction.