Interior plants, office plants and plant maintenance services
Growing Expectations knows businesses are realizing that interior and office plants are a natural and vital part of a productive workplace environment. Growing Expectations, is the leading provider of interior plantscaping services to commercial interiors in Princeton, central New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania.
Growing Expectations provides interior plant design and maintenance including:
- Office plants
- Indoor trees
- Plant displays
- Holiday designs
Office Plants Promote Workplace Productivity
Business have long realized that the physical environment directly affects an employee’s ability and desire to work. There is a growing awareness among businesses that interior and office plants have major benefits for the workplace. The majority of Fortune 500 companies have landscaped their office interiors — boosting morale, building employee contentment and promoting productivity.
Dana Parker, a Longwood Gardens research fellow, wrote in the article, “The Role of Horticulture in Human Well-Being and Social Development,” that businesses realize that amenities such as office plants “are methods of attracting and retaining high quality employees.”
Interior Plants Cleanse the Air and Combat ‘Sick Building Syndrome’
Contemporary buildings are sealed tightly to increase HVAC efficiency. This results in sealed environments with unhealthy man-made articles such as paints, plastics, insulation, plywood, carpets, synthetic fabrics and detergents emit harmful pollutants. However, leafy green help is available.
NASA-funded studies directed by Dr. B.C. Wolverton, a 20-year veteran in horticultural research, proved that the plants commonly used in interior plantscaping cleanse the air of many harmful pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
Material distributed by the Plants For Clean Air Council demonstrates that plants remove pollutants, but in varying quantities. Golden pothos, philodendron corn plants and bamboo palms are particularly effective in cleansing the air of formaldehyde. Spathiphyllum (peace lily) and dracena warneckei and dracena “Janet Craig” remove quantities of benzene, such as that from tobacco smoke. Marginata, warnecki and spathiphyllum work well in removing trichloroethylene.
The Plants For Clean Air Council recommends one potted plant for each 100 square feet of floor space.
Indoor Plants Help Keep Humidity Within a Healthy Range
When the air is too dry, people are susceptible to colds and flu. When the humidity is too high, people can develop other ailments. Through their natural processes of transpiration and evaporation, office plants add moisture to the dry, over heated air often in sealed office environments.
At the same time, studies show that plants do not add moisture in significant amounts when the air is already moist. A study conducted at Washington State University, suggests that plants help regulate humidity. When plants were added to an office environment, the relative humidity stabilized within the recommended “healthy” range of 30 to 60%.
The presence of plants at work, at home and in public spaces greatly improves the quality of life and benefits society.
Choose us for your interior plant service.
Not only do we offer outstanding plants, but our innovative design capabilities will give you a unique look which is guaranteed to impress.
Our years of experience and dedication to excellence in customer service are all you will need to establish a successful interior plant program.