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Jun 3, 2022

Incorporating biophilic design into the work environment can bring many benefits that people aren’t aware of. Some offices can be dull and gloomy, which also affects morale. Would you believe us if we told you that plants can change this whole situation? Would you think we were crazy if we told you that biophilia can turn an office into a more productive and healthful place? If we haven’t scared you off yet, we’ll show you how to make your next office a memorable place for everyone

Plant/Moss Walls:

Take your office to the next level with a lush plant wall! A plant wall not only brings life to your office space in a beautiful way but also in a healthier way. These walls naturally filter pollutants from the air around you and balance moisture levels in your office. Moss walls are custom designed with organic shapes and colors to showcase a memorable piece in your office. They can be customized with your company logo or designed around any door to create the perfect backdrop and eye-catcher.

Desk Plants:

It may sound simple, but sometimes simple is better. When you design your workspace with plants, you can create a sense of calm and a feeling of home. Desk plants have been shown to increase attention span, boost creativity and reduce stress. But even a simple, small plant draws attention to the wandering eye and makes the typical office space a little less like work.

Oversize Planters:

Looking to fill empty, awkward space in your office? Planters are your first choice! You can make a room look full with a large plant and a unique planter. Even a few large plants in the corner will bring life and a positive feeling to all who enter the office. People are naturally drawn to plants. The larger the plant, the more attention it attracts from those around it. It can bring new life to your office and workplace where you work every day (no pun intended).

Work can be stressful for anyone, no matter the job. But a boring, gloomy office can make everything worse. It’s time to put an end to those boring trends and bring some life into your next office space! From small desk plants to large corner plants to plant and moss walls, whatever you choose will be worth it for everyone! Check out plantz.com for your next office space plant.

 

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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May 17, 2022

Sponsored by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), the advocacy group for Florida’s $31.4 billion industry, high school and middle school students participated today in the annual Future Farmers of America Floriculture, Nursery, and Landscape competition at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. Teams from around the state were challenged in areas of plant identification, retail plant display, irrigation, and pest control. The event is designed to foster job skills and career opportunities in everything from communications to mechanics helping students think more critically, communicate more clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive real-world environment.

PLANTZ president Steve Stanford served as a volunteer guide for participating students. “It’s gratifying to help with our future industry leaders,” said Steve. “It was also reassuring to meet several very talented students who are interested in making a career of landscaping, growing, and retailing.

 

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Jul 2, 2015

Top 5 Plants for Florida Offices

Florida is sort of all over the place weather wise. We can sometimes see scorching hot days, torrential downpours, and sometimes all during the same day! Keeping plants alive can be difficult when you have to battle a flooding garden on one end, and finding enough shade from the blistering sun on the other end. […]

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Jul 6, 2015

16 Signs That Your Plants Are Dying of Thirst

  You have seen it before… the house at the end of the street that looks like it has been shipped straight from the desert. In between the two luscious, green landscaped yards is an arid wasteland of failed rose bushes and patches of St. Augustine that for some reason has always been the color […]

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Jul 8, 2015

bartaco is Open in Hyde Park – With PLANTZ

PLANTZ was selected to provide the interior plantings for the much-anticipated opening of bartaco in Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa. “After meeting Sasa Mahr-Batuz, the owner and creative director, we put together a planting program to match their theme and concept”, said Steve Stanford of PLANTZ. “They have demanding requirements, and we used a […]

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Apr 18, 2022

Most of us spend thousands of hours a year at work, sitting at our desks in our offices for what adds up to days on end. During these hours we’re breathing in what is all too often stale, stagnant indoor air. Plants do a fantastic job of making an environment feel more natural and welcoming, and though that’d be awesome enough by itself, there’ve been countless studies done that show how great plants are at tearing through the various VOCs in our air and pumping out clean, pure oxygen in their place. What’s a VOC? Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are the chemicals released by furniture, cleaning supplies, and more, that actively make the air in your office building into the stale, stagnant stuff that you don’t want to be breathing. These aren’t things to underestimate! VOCs can cause some serious health issues with long-term exposure, being linked to shortness of breath, reduced cognitive function, and dizziness. There’s also mounting evidence that consistent enough exposure might be carcinogenic or lead to permanent nervous damage.

So what can you do about it? How can you make your office a healthier place to spend so much time? Well, as we mentioned earlier, many different types of plants are experts at knocking out VOCs from the air. In fact, in the late 80s a study released by NASA confirmed for certain how great plants are at filtering indoor air of various VOCs. The best solution is to spend more time outdoors during the workday, but given that that’s not an option for most of us, bringing a little bit of the outdoors in is just about as good. Let’s go over a few different office plants that hit the trifecta of being beautiful, easy to care for, and stellar purifiers of VOCs.

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

The sansevieria, also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue and snake plant, is a highly versatile plant that is widely used in offices because it’s pretty much people-proof. The mother-in-law’s tongue can withstand long periods of neglect and is often thought of as impossible to kill. They were one of the highest rated plants in the NASA VOC study, which determined that their ability to filter out VOCs was nearly unsurpassed. Mother-in-law’s tongue is best at filtering out VOCs like benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, and formaldehyde.

Dragon Plant

In office spaces that receive even a moderate amount of light, the dragon plant, or dracaena marginata, can become huge, growing to be up to six feet tall. They’re also rather unique looking plants, with leaves that vary in color from red to bright green. Like the mother-in-law’s tongue, dragon plants are very easy to grow and are hard to kill by neglect, making them well-suited to office environments. Also much like the mother-in-law’s tongue, the dragon plant scored very well during the NASA study, and they are amazing at filtering out the same harmful VOCs as mother-in-law’s tongue, including benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.

At PLANTZ, we have a simple mission in mind: to make people happy with plants. To make this mission a reality, we offer a ton of different plant services, ranging from office plant consultation, to installation, to maintenance and care. Contact our team to find out how you can make your office a healthier, happier place to be, and to order the plants you need today!

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Oct 19, 2012

Incredible Living Plant Walls

Earlier this week PLANTZ President Steve Stanford joined other Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce members on the annual benchmark trip. Each year the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce travels to a different city, similar to Tampa, to adapt from their best practices, to meet the growing needs of Tampa. This year the Tampa Bay Chamber […]

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Oct 26, 2012

Event Plant Sponsor for MacDill Air Force Base

On Saturday, September 29th, over 1,000 MacDill Air Force Base personnel and civilians celebrated the 65th anniversary of the United States Air Force with their annual gala ball at the Tampa Convention Center.  The event featured a keynote address by General Norton Schwartz, the Air Force’s Chief-of-Staff who is retiring.  This was General Schwartz’ last […]

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Nov 14, 2012

PLANTZ Brings Office Plants to ALA 2012 Conference

Last Thursday PLANTZ attended the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators 2012 Annual Education Conference and Business Partner Exhibit at Al a Carte Pavilion.  It was  the third consecutive year that the company exhibited. This conference is ideal for legal professionals looking to network with business partners and attend educational seminars. PLANTZ attends […]

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Feb 14, 2022

Our friends at the Abdominal Transplant Center in Austin, TX, asked us to help them beautify their clinic space. Here’s the result. We’re thrilled with how much life has come into the space and how our green friends are able to brighten the room. 

 

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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Jan 24, 2022

The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is in full swing at the Tampa Convention Center with plant suppliers from around Florida and the world converging.  TPIE offers a unique opportunity for sellers and buyers to interact and develop new strategies for getting beautiful tropical plants closer to people. 

PLANTZ delivers and installs thousands of colorful bromeliads each year to our customers.  Bromeliads provide a splash of color and interest in interior plantscapes and are rotated quarterly to keep a fresh look and enhance the biophilic quotient.  

In this video, PLANTZ president Steve Stanford interviews Manny Rodriquez at Plants in Design – our primary bromeliad grower – and highlights many of the available cultivars.

 

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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Dec 14, 2021

When iConstructors of Tampa needed the final “green” touches for an extensive lobby renovation at the downtown Tampa premier Tampa City Center, they turned to PLANTZ and our own “moss man” Keith Lindquist.

“Vertical moss presentations were an integral part of the architect’s vision for the renovation,” said Mark Cooper LEED AP and Vice President at iConstructors, the contractor for the project. “We looked to Keith and PLANTZ to make the vision a reality, and we are very pleased with the outcome.”

Gensler was the project architect for the multi-million dollar renovation, which included improvements to the building’s main lobby and second floor entryway, elevators for multiple tenants, corridors and restrooms, as well as reprogramming of the historic Franklin Street Esplanade and, of course, the new green walls.

“Moss has become very popular as a low-maintenance element for projects with a biophilic design requirement,” said PLANTZ moss man Keith Lindquist. Keith is the company’s director of business development and is charged with spreading the word about how biophilic elements – such as moss and live plants – can be incorporated into office and residential designs.

“It involves reindeer moss, a lichen that grows globally in a wide range of habitats around the world. The project called for various colors and textures, and we sourced the desired moss form several vendors, ranging from Vancouver, Canada, to Waldo, Florida. The pandemic gave us some serious logistical challenges, but it was well in the end.”

The project required nearly 1,000 square feet of moss, consisting of more than 50 panels that were detached from the walls of the lobby and brought to PLANTZ headquarters for application of the various mosses. Once the moss was secured to the panels, they were delivered back to the lobby and installed in their designated locations. After application, some touch-up work was done, but after that the moss needs no further maintenance.

PLANTZ is a Tampa-based plant leasing and landscaping company. Its main mission is to make people happy with plants. Accordingly, the company offers green services that include corporate plant sales and rentals, rooftop gardening, landscaping, rentals for events, and of course, plant and moss wall design. Call on PLANTZ to bring some green to your scene.

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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Jul 2, 2021

 The PLANTZ team is geared up to support the Tampa Bay Lightning’s repeat quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup.  Nothing like some home team pride to get you fired up for an awesome Independence Day weekend! 

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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Jun 9, 2021

Whether it be a wedding reception, business convention, or maybe an extravagant party, planning a special occasion is rarely a simple task- especially when it comes to decorating your event space with plants. Adding a touch of greenery around your venue can transform any ordinary space into an aesthetically pleasing tropical wonderland! Finding and purchasing the perfect plants for your special occasion can often be an overwhelming task- as well as maintaining those plants with the proper amount of water, light, and attention. At PLANTZ, our “Rent-A-Plant” service covers all of your green needs and acts as your one-stop shop, leaving you with one less thing to worry about on the big day!

How it Works: Our Rent-A-Plant Process

Our goal is to make our Rent-A-Plant process as seamless and worry-free as possible, allowing you to focus on the more important details of your event. During the initial meeting with you, we begin by getting a feel for who you are, what your goals are, your personality, brand identity, and personal preferences. We then gather everything we’ve learned from you, and our team of creative plant experts formulate a unique plant rental design that fits your needs. This plan will highlight the specific plants that we recommended will be best suited for the space and environment in which the event will take place.

Once this plan has been developed to your liking and has the “green” light, we then move onto the implementation process. Our team will deliver the chosen plants right to your event and set them up per the specifications preapproved by you. We also ensure that the plants maintain their beauty and freshness throughout the entirety of your special occasion, as part of our quality guarantee. Once your event has come to an end, we pick the plants back up and are on our way! This process provides you with a hassle-free experience from start to finish and ensures a plant rental service that truly exceeds your expectations.

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Why PLANTZ is the Best for the Job 

Here at PLANTZ, we offer unique and high-quality plants and services that meet and surpass your vision. We got into the plant movement before being “green” was even in style- with roots back to the 1970’s, we began marketing our services in plant management, event foliage, and landscaping areas as PLANTZ in 2005. Since then, we’ve become the trusted plant professionals of Florida!

With our Rent-A-Plant service, we work hard to make sure your plants stay as beautiful and lively as they arrived throughout the duration of your event. In order to keep your special day as perfect as possible, we promise to remain committed to ensuring your plants look good from the beginning of your event until the very end.

Indoor Plant Rental Benefits

Indoor plant rental means absolutely no commitment or maintenance on your part. You simply discuss your wants and needs with our team, and they make it happen- perfect looking plants that compliment your event, installed right on your special day. Renting plants is also a much more affordable option than buying them, allowing you to achieve the look you want while spending a fraction of the price. You can rest easy and enjoy your wedding, anniversary, or corporate function, while at the same time knowing your plants are well-cared for and in pristine condition the entire time.

PLANTZ also offers our Rent-A-Plant services to clients who may need long-term plant services in a space that isn’t permanent- such as temporary office spaces, a conference, festivals, shows, or other lengthy events.

Ready to add a unique green touch and make your special event even more memorable? Contact PLANTZ about our Rent-A-Plant services and get started on your plan today!

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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May 2, 2021

One of the many benefits of the work world moving remote, besides of course only having to get the top half of you dressed, is the ability to create an intentional workspace of your own that inspires and motivates you. Going full interior designer on your work-from-home office promotes productivity while showing off your personal aesthetic, especially on Zoom! For those who have transitioned to working remotely, Zoom has been a (somewhat) easy and convenient way to connect with your co-workers, bosses, and clients all from the comfort of your home.

Most of us are usually preoccupied with our appearance right before those important Zoom calls, but what about how our surroundings look? One of the most effortless, yet beneficial ways, to spruce up your Zoom backgrounds is by adding a little greenery to the mix! With the houseplant trend taking off throughout 2020 and into 2021, it only makes sense to incorporate our leafy friends into our new at-home workplaces. Let’s get into everything you need to know to take your virtual interior to the next level with PLANTZ!

Zoom Staging

With the majority of people staying home more over the past year, Zoom has become the new norm for staying in touch- whether it be for work meetings, catching up with family, or having a virtual happy hour with some friends. While friends and coworkers are certainly eager to see your face, they’re also definitely paying attention to your surroundings and how you live. Zoom backgrounds have gotten so relevant that there’s even been a Twitter account, Room Rater, created with the pure intent of rating people’s virtual workplaces!

So what all goes into staging the ultimate work-from-home office for your Zoom meetings? Besides plants, of course, which we’ll get more into later, there are a couple of home office essentials that can instantly boost a Room Rater score- and your productivity!

  1. Background: Obviously the most important factor of your dedicated office space is the background that appears on your tiny screen. A houseplant is still our number one suggestion no matter what room you’re transforming into your workspace- but adding some pieces such as a bookshelf or small table with books, candles, artwork, etc. can really go a long way. Try to avoid having a blank wall background, as it doesn’t show any sort of personality or who you are! Your Zoom setting should be simple, yet still have some personal touch.
  2.  Storage: Let’s be honest- nobody wants to jump on a Zoom call only to be distracted the entire time by a co-worker’s leaning tower of files. Even if you’re going for the minimalist aesthetic, invest in some type of organized storage for your office to keep everything looking professional and tidy in your meetings. A clutter-free workspace will help you stay productive and organized, while allowing the others in your Zoom call to focus without any chaotic distractions.
  3. Lighting: Pretty much anything is an upgrade from the fluorescent lights used in most office buildings (good-bye migraines!), but that doesn’t mean that the lighting in your home office doesn’t matter. Aim to set up shop near a window for natural light, or invest in a lamp with bright white lighting. Try to stay clear of softer or warmer colors that are better suited for relaxing rather than attempting to make it to 5 o’clock.

Benefits of Indoor Office Plants

Now that we covered the logistics of staging the best Zoom backgrounds, let’s discuss the main character- plants! Houseplants are the green officemates that you never knew you needed. Not only do they serve as trendy decor, but they also come with an impressive amount of health benefits.

Plants have been shown to significantly affect our well-being by boosting our immune systems, improving motivation and productivity, and reducing stress by up to 37%! That’s not all folks- plants can also fight cold and flu symptoms, cure headaches by producing more oxygen, and lower blood pressure as a result of less stress. These factors all contribute to Biophilic Design, which is the idea that the human love of nature brought into a design movement within workplaces and homes can provide a sense of calm while promoting a healthier, more productive lifestyle!

As if you weren’t already sold, plants can remove toxic emissions and purify the air around them! A NASA study found that indoor plants help detoxify the air by reducing volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) including formaldehyde, acetone, and benzene- all of which are known to cause health problems such as headaches, sore throats, nausea, and even damage to the kidneys and central nervous system. Air-purifying plants can even help you get a better night’s rest since they clean the air while you sleep- now that’s something we can’t pass up.

Our Favorite Office Plant Suggestions

There’s no denying that houseplants are a necessary tool for survival, both during and after office hours. Whether you have the space for a wide-reaching tropical tree or a tiny desktop succulent, shade or shine- we have just the Zoom-worthy houseplants for you.

Low-Light Workspace:

  1. ZZ Plant

We’ve gone ahead and nicknamed this one the EZ-ZZ, because of just how easy it is to care for! Perfect for even the busiest remote workers, the ZZ Plant is so low-maintenance that killing it would actually be rather hard. All that it asks for is a moderate amount of indirect light, a few sips of water, and very little attention. The ZZ isn’t fussy in the least- if you forget to water for a few weeks, it’s quick to forgive and will bounce right back after a nice shower.

  1. Snake Plant

These NASA-approved air purifiers are both easy on the eyes and easy to maintain, making them a prime candidate as a prop in your Zoom calls. The Snake Plant has upright, sword-like foliage that will instantly add charm and character to even the dullest of spaces. While they aren’t fussy about their lighting and can grow in the shade, these plants will really thrive when placed in a brightly lit corner or desktop.

  1. Giganta

If you’re looking for an easy-going plant that will add a pop of color to your work-from-home office, look no further than the Giganta. Distant relatives of the Corn Plant, this Dracaena is 100% foliage with 0% fuss. It doesn’t require very much attention, light, or water making it a coworker that you can definitely get used to. It’s also highly rated for its ability to remove harmful toxins and pump out some quality oxygen! 

  1. Aglaonema

Also coined the ‘Chinese Evergreen’, this plant has been adored by both interior designers and plant parents alike. With a variety of different leaf sizes, shapes, colors, and variegation patterns to choose from, we’re positive you’ll find one that fits your workspace aesthetic. They’re also ranked super low on our care difficulty scale, being able to go weeks between waterings and adapting to most lighting conditions.

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Aglaonema
  1. Lisa Cane

This graceful plant from Hawaii fits well in tight places and is one of the best performers in low-light conditions, making them a must-have for even the most spatially challenged home offices. The Lisa Cane is extremely elegant and classy for how low-maintenance she is- you could forget to water this plant for a month or two at a time and it will still manage to make heads turn on Zoom!

Bright-Light Workspace:

  1. Areca Palm

The Areca is a tropical palm that will instantly transform your Zoom background into an island getaway- if you have a bright enough spot for it. Also known as the Butterfly Palm because of its arching yellowish-green leaves, this palm can create a vacation vibe in any well-lit room it inhabits. The Areca is definitely a heavy drinker and will require a lot of love- but if you choose to invest in this plant, you won’t be able to resist pouring up your favorite cocktail as soon as your work meeting is over.

  1. Ficus Microcarpa

Brother to the Fiddle Leaf Fig, this great Ficus plant is sure to make your Zoom  friends green with envy. The Ficus Microcarpa has a single trunk and glossy-green leaves that almost look plastic, making it a very chic and modern addition to your home workspace. Give it the right amount of light and a good dose of H2o when needed, and this plant is sure to be the new focal point during all of your meetings.

  1. White Bird of Paradise

If your goal is to leave everyone in your Zoom call completely speechless, there’s no other option than the White Bird of Paradise. This stand-out plant is an absolute showstopper, with long, dramatically arching leaves that will make your office look straight out of a home magazine. The White Bird does have some pretty significant light and water requirements, which is rather expected from a plant of such elegance.

  1. Warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’

This is a great Zoom plant.  Its variegation makes it a bright and colorful addition to your Zoom background.  It can tolerate medium light levels, but thrives in bright light where it’ll keep its characteristic lemon yellow and lime green stripes.  Don’t be surprised if you get a few private messages about this one – if it’s in your background, other Zoomers are going to want one too. 

Warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’
Warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’

No matter which plant you pick, it will definitely demonstrate your unique personality and add interest to that last Zoom call of the day.

 

 

 

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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Apr 1, 2021

Whatever your interior design needs for your office may be, PLANTZ has you covered. We start helping make your days a little easier from the moment you reach out to us. After one of our design specialists visits your space and gets a better idea of how you wish to incorporate some greenery, we’ll get to work choosing the best plants that harmonize with your existing furnishings and lighting conditions.

 

Our job doesn’t end there- once the best plants and planters are selected for your space, we formulate a unique monthly service plan to ensure that your new plants are properly maintained and cared for without any additional pressure on you and your business. From routine waterings to monthly prunings, our team of plant-loving professionals will make sure that both you and your plants are kept happy.

 

Services Included in Our Plant Maintenance

 

Whether you purchase your plants and planters up-front or choose to subscribe to one of our rental programs, our plant maintenance services will always have your new plants looking aesthetically pleasing and in tip-top shape.

 

A plant care specialist will ensure that your plants have the routine watering schedule that they need, including inspections that will address any disease or pest issues with your plants. We will also make sure your indoor office plants are positioned in the correct lighting and assist in the trimming of any damaged leaves or foliage. In the unfortunate event that a plant starts to wither and lose its liveliness, PLANTZ will come to whisk it away and have it replaced at no additional cost or stress to you!

 

What Types of Plants Can I Get?

 

Choosing the proper plants that mesh with your interior design and lighting conditions can reduce stress in employees and have a positive effect on your work environment as a whole. Not sure which plants of ours thrive in office settings? All of the tropical plants that we offer are sure to boost office morale and live a long and happy life- you can visit our website here for more office plants online, but here are 10 of our most popular and unique office plants for your workspace:

 

Janet Craig: This fuss-free plant thrives in the lowest of indoor lighting conditions with little attention. Its long, strap-like leaves add life to the dullest of spaces while improving the look and air quality of your office.

 

Areca Palm: Known as the Butterfly Palm, this plant is sure to be the focal point of any room with its elongated, arching yellow-green leaves. The Areca Palm is also highly rated for cleansing the air of toxins.

 

Lisa Cane: The Lisa Cane is a tall, elegant plant from Hawaii that is sure to turn any workplace into a tropical paradise. It fits well in tight places and is one of our best performers in low-light conditions.

 

Sansevieria: Commonly referred to as a Snake Plant, this plant has long, vertical leaves with an interesting pattern that is sure to catch any visitor’s eye. They can maintain their colorful variegation in even the lowest of lights and are basically indestructible. These natural air filters can survive in any office. 

Dracaena trifasciata or mother-in-law's tongue
The Sansevieria in USF lobby

 

ZZ plant: This plant’s long, graceful leaves produce leaflets that almost resemble holly leaves, giving your workspace the familiar feeling of home. This plant can be sustained in basically any light conditions and is so easy to care for that killing it would actually be hard.

 

Bamboo palm: Known for its tall, bright greenery and impressive shade tolerance, the Bamboo Palm can make even the dullest offices feel like a beachy vacation destination. It’s also highly rated for its ability to remove harmful toxins from its environment!

 

Pothos: These versatile vining plants can retain their colorful leaves in relatively low lighting and are often designed to climb up walls or hang in baskets around your workplace. A Pothos plant is sure to offer a small but bright pop of color to any space.

 

White Bird of Paradise: This plant is adored by interior designers and architects for its dramatic, long arching leaves that produces an inflorescence resembling the head of a bird, hence the nickname. This plant doesn’t bloom in interior settings, but its large, elegant leaves are sure to make up for its lack of flowering.

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Plantz Employee with White Bird of Paradise

 

Yucca: Thriving in high-light interior spaces, the Yucca plant is the perfect floor plant to liven up your place of business. Its long trunk is topped with vibrant, sword-shaped leaves and will certainly be a showstopper wherever it is placed.

Our goal is to make your life easier and happier through our wide array of plant care services. Ready to find out how to create the best plantscape for your business with our office plant service? Call or email us today to get started!

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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Mar 1, 2021

Keeping up with the latest trends is hard to do, but when it comes to plants, PLANTZ is here to help. The newest green trend sweeping the plant community is plant walls- taking the beauty and benefits of plants and going vertical with them.

Plant walls- also called green walls, living walls, vertical gardens– are the new indoor plantscapes that are captivating interior designers, offering a practical solution for adding greenery to areas with limited space or for improving the overall aesthetic of your building. Living walls can range in size from small presentations and portraits, such as around a logo or icon, to engulfing entire exterior walls or eliminating those nature-deficient interior spaces your building may have.

Whether incorporating a plant wall to your office lobby or apartment complex, these green walls will be noticed right away and also come with some impressive benefits.

Plant Wall Designs

Each plant wall is individually designed to fit the needs and interior design of your building. In a green wall system, panels are used to hold the growing medium- usually soil, mat, or plastic- and create a vertical surface for the plants.  Most walls incorporate a built-in irrigation system, especially when using a medium other than soil since the classic watering can difficult when maintaining a vertical garden design.

Living walls come in a few different types that are all sure to create a lasting image for your brand. Panel systems can be used in any climate, indoors or outdoors, and have plants pre-grown into the panels. Tray systems are more commonly utilized for living wall indoor displays, where the plants are grown elsewhere and are then inserted into the wall. Freestanding walls are another option that allows you to easily change either the location or the plants, offering a degree of versatility in your design.

Installing a plant wall in your commercial space, whether inside or outside, will create a positive experience for anyone who may encounter the wall. Outdoor plant walls can draw the curious eye of those passing by and lead people to discover your business, while indoor living gardens will fill up some vertical space while creating a unique backdrop for selfies that can have your business location tagged in the post.

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Vertical Garden for Absolut in Amalie Arena

Plant Wall Benefits

 As living walls become more common in lobbies and offices, it’s essential to keep in mind the many benefits that come with installing a vertical garden in your place of business. 

Improved Air Quality

Along with their aesthetic looks, plant walls help purify the air around them by cleansing the environment of harmful air toxins and pollutants. Poor air quality has been shown to have negative effects on people working in the space, including fatigue, sore throat, dizziness, and eye irritation.

Brand Reputation

By creating an impressive and eye-catching office space using plant walls, you can help your business make a good impression of your brand. Installing a living wall shows that your business is environmentally conscious and strives to create a healthier place to visit and work in. It can also impress and attract customers and potential clients!

Improved Productivity

Productivity is essential for the growth and success of any business- and creating a vertical garden is one of the best ways to boost office morale! Having a wall of greenery can increase productivity levels by contributing to enhanced employee moods, better decision-making and innovation, and improved problem-solving.

Noise Reduction

 A plant wall acts as a sound barrier in your building, reducing sound pollution which results in a quieter work environment for all. Plant walls have been used for decades to reduce noise in both commercial buildings and along busy freeways and subways because of their impressive noise reduction capabilities.

Reduced Stress

Surrounding you and your employees with nature can have a positive effect on your overall well-being. Plantscapes in offices are shown to reduce stress by improving blood pressure, heart activity, muscle tension, and brain activity to those around. They can also increase focus and attention and lead to less absenteeism due to illness.

Well-designed plant walls will not only improve the appearance of your office or building but also improve the health and well-being of your employees and clients. Contact us today to talk to a specialist and learn how to go vertical!

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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Feb 4, 2021

With only days until the Super Bowl, the Aloft and Element Midtown Hotel could not have opened at a better time.

Midtown, a massive new development opening in the heart of Tampa Bay Partnered with PLANTZ to add the finishing touches to their design.

Just ahead of the big game, PLANTZ was thrilled to install JC Compacta’s and more to perfect the aesthetic of their pool, rooftop lounge and bar area!

Plantz employee installs new plant

 

Read more about the project in the Tampa Bay Times:

https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2021/02/03/midtown-tampas-aloft-and-element-hotel-opens-in-time-for-super-bowl/

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May 24, 2012

PLANTZ at Greenfest 2012

Setting up for GreenFest 2012. Come visit us in Plant Park at the University of Tampa on Saturday and Sunday and learn how to keep your plants at home GREEN. We’ll be sharing secrets from the pros. Lots of other cool plant stuff to see too. Come on out!

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Jun 20, 2012

CAMLS Facility Interior Plants Project

PLANTZ recently installed interior plants and planters in the new CAMLS facility in downtown Tampa.  CAMLS is USF Health’s 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, and will serve medical professionals from around the globe with the latest, most high-tech training techniques. “PLANTZ came highly recommended,” said Janine Hartfield, Executive Assistant to Dr. Deborah […]

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Jun 22, 2012

Morphogenesis Open House Plantscape

Morphogenesis held an open house on June 18th to celebrate its relocation to a new building.  The celebration included a visit from Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and a truck load of greenery from PLANTZ to create an alluring plantscape.  The 8,000 square foot facility houses their laboratory where they’re developing cancer immunotherapy medications. Plantscaping for new openings has become […]

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