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The Environmental, Health and Well-being Benefits of Interior Plants

Interior plants improve air quality and help us feel good

Plants have been proven to remove airborne harmful contaminants. Most people spend the majority of time indoors at home or work.Air conditioning, improved insulation, and energy-saving all reduce air exchange in buildings, so we breathe the same air again and again. Because the modern internal environment is virtually hermetically sealed and the construction materials used, modern synthetic furnishings, computers, electrical equipment, and everyday household products such as cleaning material, can produce harmful substances that are trapped inside the building. These all contribute to the well recognised "sick building syndrome". Polluted indoor air, contaminated by volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are a major cause of headaches, nausea, sore & itchy eyes, loss of concentration and other "sick building" symptoms. The simple addition of interior plants is a natural way to help remove these pollutants significantly.

Humidity is another important and often underestimated factor in human health. When humidity levels are too low, individuals are more likely to develop viral infections; when humidity is too high, vulnerability to other disease increases. Plants tend to control humidity to within the optimum range for human health.

Plants absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. This obviously reduces your carbon footprint but also the increased oxygen level refreshes the air -and you! - leading to increased concentration and productivity (in various studies between 10%-15% increase).There is a wealth of scientific study into the beneficial effects of live plants in the interior environment including a large NASA programme. For more detail of this and other independent research refer to:

Other Benefits of Interior Plants

Aswell as purifying the air we breathe the presence of indoor plants have also been shown to have many other beneficial effects, details of this research can be found on the links above. These benefits include:

Office Plants

Office Plants

Whatever the size or type of business you are in, the right plants can make all the difference. Specializing exclusively in quality plants, pots and containers for indoor and outdoor use, we select from a wide range of live plants to best suit their conditions. From a table top office plant to a six metre high tree we will source the ideal plant and maintain it for you.

The Container has become an important part of planting schemes, enhancing the effects of the plant but can also reflect the décor of the space. Containers now come in a range of shapes, sizes and styles to suit any setting, including exterior planting.

We offer a variety of bespoke office plant rental and maintenance services. Alternatively customers can purchase plant displays from us, with a maintenance option.