Indoor Plant Information and Articles
INDOOR ATRIUM GUIDE
The atrium was the centerpiece of the home in Ancient Rome and now in modern times, it’s making a comeback, both in homes and in commercial spaces.
BEST INDOOR PLANTS FOR COLD OFFICE
Summer is fast approaching.
With temperatures rising, air conditioning thermostats are being turned down to a lower temperature to provide a welcome respite indoors from the heat outside.
INDOOR PLANT MAINTENANCE TIPS
Why have we provided tips on maintaining indoor plants?
Because indoor plants should be an essential component of every interior design.
Greenery brightens up indoor spaces and is known to have mood-boosting qualities and more importantly, health benefits.
Further indoor plants are a great option for those who have little yard space for an outdoor garden or for those who live in climates with severely cold winters.
INDOOR PLANTS PURIFY THE AIR
Indoor plants can brighten up a room and make it more inviting, but can they actually “clean” the air?
Studies by scientists at NASA, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Georgia and other respected institutions suggest that they can.
Plants are indispensable to human life.
Through photosynthesis, they convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen, and they can also remove toxins from the air we breathe.
CHILDREN NEED GREEN PLANTS
Due to changing lifestyles, people are spending more and more time indoors.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans on average spend 93% of their life indoors! Of this figure, 87% is spent inside buildings and 6% is spent traveling in automobiles.
To put it in perspective, this means an average person spends just half of a day per week outdoors. Kinda shocking, isn’t it?
INDOOR PLANT BUGS
All plants can and will occasionally come under attack by pests and bugs.
Indoor plants are no exception.
In fact, indoor plants can be as vulnerable and even more so as indoor varieties of these pesky buggers can be more voracious given the near ideal conditions for developing and reproducing.
ST PATRICK’S DAY TRADITIONS
Say St Patrick’s Day, and the color green, leprechauns and shamrocks immediately come to mind.
But, where did this all come from?
The shamrock is the traditional symbol of Irish heritage and culture and is commonly associated with the celebration of St Patrick’s Day.
The four leaf clover, on the other hand, has become the symbol of luck and gave birth to the term “the luck of the Irish”.
INDOOR PLANT DESIGN TRENDS
Indoor plants have become incredibly popular around the world as many of us are realizing the benefits to our health and productivity.
This year, in 2019, the trend is to go bigger, bolder, and look more alive.
Since most of us now are living and working in densely populated urban environments, it is a bit difficult to find enough time to spend in a natural green space.
SICK BUILDING SYNDROME
Sick building syndrome is something that afflicts many employees that work regularly in indoor office complexes. It can affect productivity, health and well being of employees and ultimately business profits.
Headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, allergies, skin irritation, and dryness are just some of the serious health impacts from poor indoor air quality.
When people experience these acute symptoms associated with poor indoor air quality, health authorities refer to their condition as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
BIOPHILIC DESIGN BENEFITS
The World Health Organization expects stress-related illness, such as mental health disorders and cardiovascular disease, to be the two largest contributors to disease by 2020.
A large contributor to this is the frenzied environment we live and work in, and and the resulting inability to de-stress on a daily basis.