More and more businesses want to use plants to go in planter boxes on top of storage units in their offices. They’re a great way to brighten up boring functional pieces of furniture (and they do a great job stopping office clutter from being thrown on top of them).
We’ve selected our five favourite plants to use in planter boxes, all of which work really well inside and in all light locations.
Also known as snake plants, these are excellent potted plants to use as it’s spectacular and thrives in most light conditions. With its long and thin shape, it’s a very different looking plant, perfect if you’re not after something too leafy and green.
Popularly called the ZZ plant, the Zanzibar Gem has a wide variety. It consists of beautiful green and waxy foliage. The plant itself looks very different to other indoor plants and can also grow to be quite tall. It doesn’t need much water and is fairly tough. We think they’re beautiful, incredibly different to other types of plants that can be grown indoors.
This is the tallest plant you could use on a storage unit and is perfect for screening. It comes out of the box tall and will continue to grow. As it’s a palm, it’ll add a bit of a tropical feel to space. You may mix and match these with a variety of containers that can be handpainted.
This eye-catching plant grows in all conditions indoors. It will generally have three or fours trunks at different heights giving it a lush thick look. The happy plant starts at a medium height but will continue to grow. This is great if you want thicker plants with a vertical accent on your units.
The Aglaonema or Chinese Evergreen plant is where you can get some colour into your installation with deep red or light pink coloured leaves. The Aglaonema is naturally vibrant and has soft leaves. This really is a beautiful plant, it adds colours to your space like no other plant would which is its unique feature.
All plants need a good amount of drainage.
There are a variety of materials you can use as planting beds to drain excess water from the plant. The planting bed must also have space for air to reach the roots so the plants can thrive. Planting beds are also called planters and are irregular in shape, unlike most pots that are circular. Planters can house more than one plant making it a preferred choice among plant enthusiasts.
Find out which type of planters are suitable for specific plants.
Some pots function as decorative pots so they don’t have holes, so if you want to use them, you can place your plant on a soft pot with a drainage hole and place it over a decorative pot so it still looks good and drains properly.
You’d be surprised to know there are those rare species of plants that grow in planter boxes without drainage when properly taken care of.
Taking care of plants is a lot of work. Install and maintain beautiful plants in your office or backyard with a full-service plant service provider in Sydney and the outer Sydney suburbs. Contact The Plant Man at (02) 9565 4440 today.