The appearance of your office is a reflection of your company, its employees, and its overall professionalism. Healthy, beautiful plants in your office send a very different message to clients than dirty, dry plants.
When your plants are healthy, they grow faster and are able to clean more air and produce more oxygen. This is especially important for people working in a concrete jungle.
It makes people happy to be around other living things—especially when those living things are thriving. It’s much better to keep your plants healthy all the time than to simply replace them once they die.
Most people never realize it, but plants can collect a huge amount of dust—which spells big trouble for people with dust allergies. This makes plants similar to carpets, which get cleaned all the time.
Even though our plants are planted in self-watering planters and require much less maintenance than regular planters, they still need a lot of care.
The fact is that keeping plants alive & thriving in NYC office conditions is a lot more difficult than it is at your home, for 4 main reasons:
The typical office climate is not a healthy one for plants: it’s air-conditioned in the summer and in the winter it’s hot & dry from heating. On top of that, most offices turn the heat & a/c off on the weekends—which is harmful to plants (they can die from this alone).
Most offices are dominated by artificial lighting, with real sunlight in short supply (if at all). It can be challenging to find spots for all your plants where they will look great and stay healthy. This requires the ability to know when a plant needs to be moved to a new location.
Many offices ask their cleaning companies to take care of their plants. Unfortunately, cleaning people are not equipped with the knowledge, experience, or tools to take care of plants. On top of this, cleaning staff are constantly changing—which means your plants get inconsistent care at best.
Similar to cleaning companies, many receptionists, office managers, or other staff take it upon themselves to care for the office’s plants. This results in inconsistent care that usually stops altogether when that staff member goes on vacation, leaves the company, or gets sick.
When you sign up for our Maintenance Service, we do 100% of the work to keep your plants looking great--you won’t have to lift a finger.
Here’s what we provide:
We’ll regularly supply your plants with water, keeping them healthy & vibrant.
We’ll clean up after your plants, picking up fallen leaves, dirt, and more, so they always look nice & professional.
We’ll trim your plants’ branches properly & safely so they always look clean and well-manicured.
Plants need food, too--which is why we will fertilize your plants to make sure they stay alive & healthy.
If a plant becomes sick, unhealthy, or dies, we’ll automatically replace it with a new one.
No long term commitment required. You can terminate our Maintenance Service at anytime.
|High Light||South or southwest-facing windows. Direct sunlight.|
|Medium Light||East or West facing windows. Partial, filtered or indirect sunlight.|
|Low Light||North-facing windows. No more then 20 feet from the window. Bright fluorescent light at least 8-10 hours a day.|
Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in a certain areas than it is too dark for any plant as well.
Window direction is not the only factor to understand your light situation. What is outside the window makes a big difference. Another building, large tree, etc. will block direct light and will effect lighting environment.
Want to learn more about light? Read our Light Guide.