Indoor Plants

Life Indoors offers a range of 60 acclimatised indoor plants to decorate offices,
corporate spaces and events, as well as facility managers to assist with plant
purchase or plant hire.

With people spending a significant portion of their day indoors - studies reveal
that the modern city dweller can spend between 80 and 90% of their time inside
- it is becoming increasingly important to ‘green’ interior space. As a result,
indoor plants have started to play a vital role in human physiological and
psychological well-being.

Indoor plants can provide physical benefits too. They can be used as barriers
between desks or to create office divides to optimise space. From an aesthetic
point of view, interior plants and their containers can be used as a form of
interior decor and can reflect your brand identity or corporate image.

Indoor plant

“Happiness is, watching your plant starting to grow.”

Benefits of Indoor Plants

The following results were found in a 1970 study conducted by NASA on
indoor plants.

Indoor plants provide the following benefits:

  • Interior pot plants purify air of toxic pollutants found in
    paint and glue. They are also known to purify the air of smoke and germs.
  • Indoor plants control the humidity within an office
  • Indoor plants reduce absenteeism and stress levels in the workplace by enhancing employee morale and, therefore, increasing
  • Plants placed strategically in the workplace act as sound barriers, absorbing excess sound travelling through the office and allowing workers to focus.

Not every plant can survive indoors on a long-term basis. A good plantscaping
company is aware that there is a selection of about 60 different plant species
that can cope with the light and air-conditioning of an office environment. These
plants cannot just be placed in an office; they have to first go through an
acclimatisation process in a greenhouse in order to prepare them for their new

Some good indoor plants are:

  • Orchids (Phaeleonopsis)
  • Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum)
  • Zanzibar gem (Zamioculcas)
  • Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
  • Fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata)
  • Dragon tree (Dracaena marginaa)
  • Bamboo palm (Chamaehorea seifrizii)
  • Corn plant (Dracaena massangeana)
  • Song of India (Dracaena reflexa)
  • Natal Mohogany (Trichilia emetic)
  • Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sonseveria)
  • Rubber fig (Ficus elastic)
  • Lady palm (Rhapis excelsea)

A common false belief is that succulents and desert roses survive indoors. These plants do not survive on a long-term basis and will eventually die.