Harry’s house plant guide for office bods

While I try to get outside as often as I can (the dogs certainly help with that), I do spend more hours sat at a PC than not, and so I was interested when my colleage Harry Hillery (of housing) called for info on low maintainance house plants. Here is what he found (thanks for sharing Harry).

 

 

·         Plants recommended for office environments:

 

Weeping figs are pretty tolerant and need little water in the winter – http://www.houseofplants.co.uk/Ficus_benjamina_Weeping_fig.htm

 

Painted Prayer Plant (Stromanthe Triostar) – good in low level light

 

Spider plants – good at soaking up the atmospheric output of printers and copiers

 

Mother in law’s tongue – Sansevieria trifasciata – ‘almost indestructable’

 

Aloe Vera – very hardy, likes light and warm. Nice associations with health – soothing skin

 

Dragon trees & ivy – good at soaking up the atmospheric output of printers and copiers

 

Peace lilies – good at soaking up the atmospheric output of printers and copiers

 

Money plants – low maintenance

 

 

·         Suppliers of office plants:

 

Plantwise – Contact Abby King on 07960338740.

 

David Meagher – 07941190103

 

Europlants Interiors Ltd (internal plants at Cockcroft and Mithras) – telephone number is 01825 890191;  Fax 01825 890754 – they can supply only, or supply and maintain.

 

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