Indoor Plants

To Water or Not to Water?

Indoor office plants, just like house plants, are susceptible to over and under watering. Giving your office plants too much or too little water is the fastest way to kill it. With just a few useful facts at your disposal you can be sure you won’t lose another indoor plant with reckless watering. First you must know that like us, plants need water to survive, they derive nutrition from water as well as hydration. Water helps your office plants to absorb the nutrients they need for survival from the soil and fertiliser you provide them with. If you over water your plants, air is forced away from the plant’s root zone which may result in your office plant suffocating.

The amount of water your indoor office plant requires will vary from plant to plant, however, the kind of soil and pot you use will also have an effect on the water retention of your office plant. Office plants in clay pots will require more watering as the clay tends to draw water out of the soil, while an indoor plant in a pot made out of enamel or another non-porous material will require less watering.  You can usually judge if your indoor plant is receiving too much or too little water by inserting a finger into the soil. Plants that are growing in a cool room, or have just been re-potted will require less watering.  Plants in warm offices will require more watering, as will large indoor office plants, particularly those with large leaves.

Signs of Dehydration:  Translucent leaves; leaves become brown or yellow; leaves start to dry out around the edges; leaves or flowers dropping off.

Overwatering your office plants can be just as damaging as not watering enough as it can lead to the growth of fungus or bacteria that could eventually kill your indoor plant. 

Signs of Overwatering:  Root rot; young and old leaves fall off at the same time; flowers become mouldy; you see brown patterns on leaves.

Watering is possibly the most important factor in taking care of your indoor office plant and is more often than not the culprit for their eventual death. However, if you pay attention to the condition of your office plants you can react accordingly and keep the plants that brighten up your office space in good health.

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We understand how to make your green strategy work for you. Actively showing your commitment to a greener future will impress consciously and subconsciously on your customers. 

Integrating plants, silks and canvases into your exhibition space will not only add the obvious aesthetic pleasure but will also improve your chances of drawing potential customers’ closer and encourage your current customers to linger. Research shows that this encourages customer retention, and increases sales opportunities. The bottom line is that going green provides a great return on your investment.

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Why use plants at your event?

  •  Create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Add beauty and balance
  • Contribute to a healthy and productive environment
  • Plants clean and improve the quality of the air
  • Make a “green” statement – it is planet friendly!
  • People linger in beautiful environments

Add interest to your exhibition by using plants in pots to create a look that reflects your identity. Hip and happening, or cool and classical ... choose from a wide variety of pots in different colours and styles to match your brand. Plants and pots create flow and visual symmetry.

Bring colour to your space with silk flowers. Playful, elegant, sophisticated or pretty. Choose from a range of silk arrangements to update the look in your key display areas and tables.

Set a theme for your event with a series of canvases. We give you a choice from thousands of photographs to make a selection just right for your event.

Make a statement at your next product launch or corporate occasion. Bidvest Execuflora provide a full exhibition rental service to ensure that the green aspects of your stand are delivered on time and in perfect condition.