Office Plants: Cleaning your Air, Bringing the Outdoors In
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, […]
Choosing Indoor Plants: There’s an App for That
By now, we all know the amazing powers that plants possess and the many benefits that they offer when placed indoors. They can reduce sick days in offices, boost employee morale, and act as natural indoor air filters. You can read more about their benefits in one of our recent blogs. In India, one Indian […]
Corporate Interiors Goes Vertical with PLANTZ
In a unique display of indoor plants, CI Group has installed a LivePicture in the lobby of their expanded showroom in downtown Tampa. The system offers all the health and aesthetic benefits of plants in buildings in a vertical presentation – sometimes called a plant wall or a living wall. The LivePicture is made by […]
Improving Your Property with Plant Walls
The thought of growing plants on your office walls sounds insane, but in reality, this “plant walls” trend has been gaining popularity in the last few years for a number of reasons. Not only are these green additions lovely focal pieces for any office or building, they also improve the indoor air quality, offer health […]
Top 5 Health Benefits of Indoor Plants
Are you considering adding indoor plants to your home or office? Here are the top five reasons why you should take advantage of indoor greenery: They keep indoor air fresh. – NASA conducted a study, called the “Clean Air Study,” to determine which indoor plants help keep the air clean by removing airborne toxins. The […]
Landscaping: Lowering the Human Mortality Rate?
As unbelievable as it may sound, having more plants and landscaping near and around your home might actually help you live longer. According to a recent study of over 100,000 women in the United States, those with the largest amount green plants near their home (plants, trees, and other vegetation) had a 12% lower death […]
Commercial Landscape Maintenance for Neatness and Safety
When compared to maintaining a home garden, commercial landscaping requires a bit more care and attention that one might think about. Not only should a commercial landscape be pleasing to the eye, it should also be safe for employees, clients or customers, and for the general public. How can you keep your commercial landscape beautiful, […]
Indoor Plants: Why Are My Plants Wilting?
Whether in an office or outdoors, the reason plants wilt in most situations is simply because they are in need of water. It may seem rather simple, but there is more to it than one may think. To comprehend the problem, first we must understand the complex workings of the plant’s system. Water is constantly […]
Plant Intelligence: Time to Take Your Plants to Vegas?
Most of us consider plants to be passive green additions to our homes. They live happily in a pot and don’t really do much else besides make us happy with their many benefits. However, it turns out that we just not paying attention. Recent research has proven that plants are much smarter than we may […]
New Lobby Look at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
When Commercial Design Services (CDS) of Tampa was hired to overhaul one of the primary lobbies on Moffitt’s main campus, they brought in PLANTZ to enhance the space with some oxygen-producing plants. “The Infusion Center is where patients come to receive chemotherapy, intravenous medications, and other blood products, so it is very important space,” said […]
Plants and Technology: The Plants Can Talk Back?
Have you ever wondered how plants communicated? Studies have shown that a distressed plant releases a VOC, or volatile organic chemical, to warn other plants of any danger or threats. The plants who receive this chemical transmission then release their own VOC that will deter animals and attract a more dominant species of insect to […]
Landscaping: 9 Plants That Repel Bugs
It’s officially summertime, and you know what that means: sun’s out, bugs out. As we begin to spend more time in our yards and out in the great outdoors, it is important that we stay aware of those pesky creepy crawlers that could potentially harm both humans and plants. Did you know that you can […]