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Living Office Plants

Office plants help bring a workplace to life, by creating a relaxing and welcoming environment that will be loved by staff, clients and visitors alike. The benefits of
office plants go far beyond their inherent visual appeal, helping improve air quality, productivity, and much more.

Since 1977, we’ve installed and maintained thousands of living and replica plants for clients. Our team looks after more than 4,000 plants every month for clients such as Mimecast, Virgin, HSBC, and Monzo.

We offer a completely bespoke biophilic design service, with specialists on hand to offer advice and help you choose the best plants to suit your space. Supported by our maintenance team, we’ll take the stress out of managing plants in your workplace.

 

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The benefits of office plants for your people and your business

Enhanced creativity

A 2015 Human Spaces report demonstrated that offices including natural elements scored 15% higher for creativity amongst employees.

Office Plants Purification

Air purification

NASA discovered that office plants remove chemicals such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air, alongside absorbing excess carbon dioxide.

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Improved acoustics

Plants reduce the reverberation of sound waves, which dampens and disperses the noise.

Office Plants increase productivity and cognition

Increased productivity & cognition

Exeter University study found that employees were 15% more productive when working in a ‘green’ office, whereas Harvard reported that it can result in a 26% boost in cognition.

Office Plants decrease absenteeism

Reduced absenteeism

Significantly, office plants have been seen to reduce absenteeism and stress by 50%, as well as promoting relaxation and focus amongst workers.

Office plants improve wellbeing

Increased wellbeing

A 2015 Human Spaces report, which studied 7,600 offices workers in 16 countries, showed that environments incorporating natural elements reported a 15% higher wellbeing score.

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Our process

Design & consultation

Whether you’re working on a new or existing space, our team can help you identify the most effective way of introducing greenery into your environment. We’ll take the time to understand your needs and what you’re looking to achieve with your space, before providing you with detailed insight into how our plants can help you from a decorative, practical and functional perspective.

Created at HQ

Once all designs & plans have been approved, our team – based right here in the UK – will get to work. Our factory space spans 11000m2, meaning we have both the capacity to house a wide selection of plants, and the capability to build custom designs with fast turnaround times.  

Ongoing care & maintenance

Once your plants are in-situ, don’t forget to look after them. As part of our consultation process, we’ll take into consideration the needs of the plants according to where they’ll be placed and the environment they’ll live in to ensure their health, avoiding any poor combinations of light (for example) and plant requirements.

However, maintenance, and knowing the exact needs of each plant, isn’t always at the top of the to-do list for those in the office. That’s why we offer ongoing care, where members of the Vantage maintenance team will visit your location(s) and keep your plants in top condition.

Most popular living plants

Devils Ivy

Scindapsus (Devil’s Ivy)

NASA found that Devil’s Ivy was one of the 10 most air-purifying plants, it’s also gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Devil’s Ivy can be identified by heart-shaped, trailing leaves with distinctive markings.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Ficus lyrata (Fiddle leaf fig)

The Ficus lyrata is perfect for the workplace due to its large leaf style, which enhances the air purification attribute of this office plant. This plant likes light but don’t put in direct sunlight.

Office Plants Desks

Desk & workspace

Integral within the planning stage of an office environment, our team can help you plan how to add greenery that both adds to the aesthetics of your workspace, and provides function in the form of separate spaces.

Office Plants Walls

Entrance areas

Often taking the form of standalone or centrepiece plants, we can help you select the greenery that works perfectly with your existing layout. These offer stunning visuals, whilst increasing air quality, particularly helpful in high footfall entrance spaces both internally and externally.

Office Plants Corridors

Corridors

Integral within the planning stage of an office environment, our team can help you plan how to add greenery that both adds to the aesthetics of your workspace, and provides function in the form of separate spaces.

Kitchen & breakout

Sourcing a plant that fits into kitchen interiors can be difficult, due to the extreme fluctuations they have to deal with. But the benefits of greenery in kitchens and breakout areas are significant, not only do they help create a calming environment for staff, but they help absorb toxins in the air.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms – the spaces we often find ourselves in for lengthy periods (rightly or wrongly!). With this in mind, boosting productivity and creativity in these areas is a key consideration. Research shows that the addition of greenery can increase these key performance figures by 38% and 45% respectively (study).

Outdoor spaces

For those lucky enough to have a rooftop terrace or balcony at work, maximise them by making them attractive to staff and visitors. It may be that you want to create a relaxed meeting area, or you require more functional, high-reaching plants that add privacy.

Important considerations

How do you care for office plants?

Caring for live office plants isn’t always as easy as you may think, especially in a dark and concrete office with limited natural light.

Firstly, the selection of plants that will go into your environment is vital, as some may need more light than others, and some may need more maintenance than others.

Secondly, many elements may be outside of your control, making the selection even more important. Factors such as the temperature, lighting, humidity and moisture within your office environment all affect the health of living plants.

Looking after plants in an office can feel daunting, but our team of specialists can take that responsibility out of your hands so that your staff can get back to what they’re good at.

How much natural light does your plant need?

The obvious answer is that every plant requires a different amount of light, however, there are some things to look out for, for example, did you know that fluorescent lighting isn’t ideal for blooming plants?

It may be that in some cases we can recommend our excellent replica plants, particularly where the design/visual appeal of the space is integral but the light or environment doesn’t allow.

Biophilic Design

Why is there so much research into the effect greenery has on the workplace? The answer lies in biophilia.

What is biophilia?

Biophilia means ‘love of nature’ and suggests that humans have a deep connection to the natural world.

We have a psychological need to be around nature in order to feel more relaxed and happier, however, urbanisation has led to people being disconnected with the natural world, something that is increasingly evident in modern workplace design.

In recent years, architects have introduced biophilic design after seeing the benefits it can provide, including improved mental health and wellbeing, and increased work performance.

See how we work with architects & interior designers to create an environment that blends form and function. Get in touch.