PSC Sponsor Partner – Green Grove Indoor Plant Hire

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Green Grove Plant Hire for their generous ongoing support of our Non-Profit Organisation. Green Grove Plant Hire has generously donated multiple plants and their maintenance on an ongoing basis to help make our office areas more inviting for our tenants, staff and volunteers to enjoy. Green Grove Plant Hire come to check on the plants on a regular basis, to water them, prune them, and fertilise them, we don’t have to do anything except enjoy their presence. We have especially appreciated the plants during the Corona Virus Pandemic because they have been a constant reminder of the wonderful outdoors and the calming effects that nature and plants provide to all of us.

Central Work Stations

We have 18 desk work stations in this area and Green Grove Plant Hire have strategically placed 3 plants in the centre of the desk area so they can be seen from anywhere in this central area. Two of the plants sit on either side of the shared photo copier and just look fantastic.

Large Meeting Room

This Meeting room normally has seating for 12 people but with Covid 19 restrictions and social distancing rules, can only have 6 people at a time currently. The two plants placed in this area by Green Grove Plant Hire sit on either side of the Large Computer/Electronic whiteboard which makes looking up to the screen a more natural and enjoyable experience for the meeting attendees. The plants themselves seem to be setting the example for the social distancing rules. This meeting room has a glass wall on one side near our central desk area and the plants can be seen by anyone walking past the meeting room adding to the natural feel of the whole office.

Small Meeting Room

This meeting room normally seats 5 people but with Covid 19 restrictions and social distancing rules, can only have 3 people at a time currently. The Large plant placed in this area by Green Grove Plant Hire sits unobtrusively in the corner and just makes the meeting room area more enjoyable and inviting. This meeting room has glass walls on two sides and is located in a high traffic area where lots of passers-by can see the plant sitting silently in the corner.

Reception Area - 2 chairs

This is one view of our reception area and Green Grove Plant Hire have placed one big plant near the two lounge chairs and one plant which sits on the office mail cupboard and drapes down both sides making the area look welcoming.

Reception Area - Lounge

This is the other view of our reception area and Green Grove Plant Hire have placed one medium sized plant on each small table on either side of the 3-seater lounge. All the plants in our reception area can be seen by people before they enter the reception area which set the scene of what to expect from the rest of the office.

Tenants Private Exit

This is the private exit for our tenants, staff and volunteers where Green Grove Plant Hire have placed 1 large plant to enhance the feel of the area. It’s like a silent reminder on exit, that our offices are a friendly and inviting place to work. There is a glass wall on the other side of this plant so the 4 desks on the other side of the glass can also see and enjoy the plant.

Contact Us For More Info

If you would like to find out more about the services that Green Grove Plant Hire could provide to you for your home, home office or work office environment, just fill out the enquiry form below and someone from Green Grove Plant Hire will contact you.

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    The beautiful plants and containers have enhanced our office areas making them more user friendly with a natural feel..

    We have plants on our desk tops, office partitions and floor pots scattered throughout our office, reception are an our meeting rooms.

    Some of the reasons we decided to decorate our office areas with real plants from Green Grove Indoor Plant Hire.

    1. Plants absorb our carbon dioxide and give off oxygen keeping the air cleaner and fresher.
    2. Research shows that a customer feels that, if a company cares for their employees by providing plants in the workplace, the company will also look after their customers with the same care.  
    3. Research by University of Technology Sydney shows that plants remove carbon dioxide, add oxygen, absorb toxic emissions, improve aesthetics, absorb noise and reduce air pollution.
    4. Beautiful plants in the reception area make a great first impression.
    5. The plants are easy to move and if we need to move furniture and desks, the plants are easily relocated. 
    6. Plants and their growing media absorb VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emitted by photocopiers,& printers and many man-made products such as paints, upholstery – no office is without them.  In other words plants clean up the air in the office naturally.
    7. Reduce workplace stress – studies have found staff to be more relaxed when they share their environment with nature.
    8. The same studies indicate staff have less sick days when there are real plants in the work environment.
    9. Productivity of staff improves in a cleaner, healthier, more natural environment.
    10. As humans we simply cannot survive without plants.  Many recent studies show plants are not just physically beneficial for us but psychologically beneficial as well
    11. Plants become the décor and beautiful plants just keep on giving.
    12. Studies also indicate that there is lower staff turnover in offices where plants are cared for.
    13. Plants improve your view and make the office more attractive and pleasing than staring at bare office walls? 
    14. Plants can be placed in so many locations.  If space is limited they can be installed on office partitions or become the partition.
    15. And last but not least, Green Grove Plant Hires trained staff visit regularly and look after the plants for us. We don’t have to do anything but enjoy them.

    Plants Description

    Agatha Robusta (Kauri Pine)
    Agatha robusta (Kauri Pine) is also known as Queensland Kauri Pine. Its foliage is evergreen. This plant likes tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperatures. It can grow to 30-50 meters. Its leaves can be 5–12 cm long and 2–5 cm broad and its texture is tough and leathery. 

    Aglaonema Silver Queen
    Aglaonema Silver Queen is a very hardy, slow growing foliage plant with striking dark green leaves, heavily variegated with silver. This plant is considered ideal for indoors, because it can survive in warm, poorly lit, air conditioned rooms. It is also perfect for adding a lush, tropical feel to warm, sheltered gardens and courtyards. It is a low maintenance plant and can grow up to 1 to 2 feet long. 

    Anthurium Species
    Antherium plants are tropical plants. These plants are considered as good houseplants for their bright, nearly year year-round flowers. These plants are easy to care when kept indoors. They are usually sold as cuttings or adult plants but these can also be grown from seeds.

    Aspidistra (Cast Iron Plant)
    Aspidistra is also Known as cast iron plant (and ballroom plant). It it can grows well indoors and has earned its reputation as nearly indestructible houseplants because it is fairly undemanding and can survive through neglect. They will practically grow in low light and are excellent for those difficult to fill areas in deep shade and are also pet-friendly. These plants are native to the Osumi Islands of Japan. New species of this plant are currently being discovered throughout East Asia. Using cast iron plants in landscaping is common as a ground cover under trees. You can also use it as a background plant in your flower bed or along with azaleas for a nice in between filler plant. 

    Asplenium Nidus (Birds Nest Fern)
    The Asplenium nidus (Birds Nest Fern) is one of the several popular and beautiful indoor plants. This plant is perfect for those spots that receive less light. They don’t need direct sunlight but don’t like to hide in a gloomy corner either. This lush, leathery-leaved plant finds its home in humid environments naturally. It can easily become a brilliant flush of green indoors or out. It can grow to 2-3 feet at maximum. 

    Bromeliad species
    Bromeliad plants provide an exotic touch to the home and bring a sense of the tropics and sun-kissed climates. Growing a bromeliad as a house or an office plant is easy and brings interesting texture and color to the interior garden. The care of these plants is easy and requires no special tools or fertilizers. 

    Chamaedorea Seifrizli (Bamboo palm)
    It is a shade loving plant that is named as ‘Bamboo palm’ due to its multi-stemmed growth habit. It is a great air-purifying plant for indoor spaces and offices. It prefers tropical, subtropical climates or warm protected areas in temperate climates. This palm has air purifying qualities and can handle low light areas which make it a perfect indoor plant. 

    Chlorophytum Comosum (Onion Plant)
    Chlorophytum comosum (Onion Plant) is one of the easiest houseplants to grow. It is a perfect choice for popping on a shelf in the study or living room. It also looks good in hanging baskets and outdoor container displays. These sturdy little houseplants are easy to care for and hard to kill. It is practically foolproof for novice gardeners. 

    Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens (Golden Cane)
    Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (Golden Cane) is a very elegant plant that adapts very well to indoor life in an office, apartment or a house. These plants are aesthetic, resilient and very easy to grow. It is one of the most appreciated and often purchased indoor plant. Its foliage is quite elegant and brings a touch of exotic life to an office, living room, dining area, or any other room of the house that is well-lit. 

    Cordyline Rubra
    Cordyline Rubra is a very tough plant, extremely hard to kill. These plants are typically grown as an indoor plant but they also perform good when grown out in the garden. They are available in various colours including green, red, pink, purple, yellow, orange and cream. With their large range of leaf shapes and sizes Cordylines are the perfect interior architectural or landscape addition. 

    Croton species
    Croton is a diverse and complex taxonomic group of plants ranging from herbs and shrubs to trees. Crotons are a tried and true favorite in subtropical and tropical gardens all over the world. Hailing originally from Indonesia and New Guinea. It has long been grown in Brisbane due to its ease of growth in our subtropical climate. These plants are easy to care for. These plants are drought tolerant, and can be easily used as indoor plant. 

    Ctenanthe ‘Grey Star’
    The Ctenanthe ‘Grey Star’ is a slimline beauty with a reed-like appearance. Its silvery-white leaves are etched with green veining and the leaves have purple-pink undersides. Graceful and delicate, Grey Star will reach up to 90cms and creates a ‘look-at-me’ statement in any room that needs purified air and a burst of happy color. It enjoys lower light levels and can suit an office desk, table top, or that drab unit that’s stuck in a corner. 

    Dracaena Colorama
    Dracaena Colorama is one of the most commonly sold indoor plants. It’s a very low maintenance in warm frost-free locations. Its bright strappy leaves all year round will add vibrant pink colour to your office, room and garden. This is a beloved houseplant but not everyone can grow it outdoors.

    Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana (Happy Plant)
    Dracaena fragrans massangeana (Happy Plant) is a flowering plant that is native to tropical Africa. One of the most popular and well-known indoor plants. It can breathe life into indoor spaces thanks to its variegated light and dark green look. These plants are extremely hardy and many have survived from the seventies until today. 

    Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ (Janet Craig )
    Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ is an excellent indoor plant. This deep green glossy foliage plant is tough and adaptable. Compared to other indoor choices, this robust plant is much less susceptible to leaf drop or damping off. As an indoor plant, they don’t require a lot of water.

    Dracaena Marginata (Marginata, Madagascar, Red edge)
    The Dracaena marginata is a member of the Dracaena family (Asparagaceae), a family that provides some of the most durable indoor foliage plants that are used in offices, hotels, and malls but also as an everyday house plant. It is rugged and carefree as an indoor plant adding a tropical appearance to any room it graces. Dracaena Marginata plant goes by many different common names such as Dracaena Marginata, Red edged dracaena, Madagascar dragon tree Dracaena Marginata, Dragon blood tree and Tree Dracaena plant. 

    Dracaena Serralone
    This plant is perfect for adding life to a corner of the living room, dining room, or office. It is one of the popular houseplants that tolerates a wide variety of growing conditions. There are around 110 species of Dracaena. Many species of Dracaena are kept as houseplants due to tolerance of lower light and sparse watering. This is one of the easiest plants to care for and It’s a fairly slow growing plant. 

    Ficus Decora
    The Ficus Decora is a very popular plant. It can be an impressive tree when allowed to grow full size. These plants start off small but can fill the space in an empty corner quickly. It is a easy to care indoor, container or tropical garden plant but it needs a sheltered frost-free spot. It prefers tropical or sub-tropical climates or warm protected positions in temperate climates. 

    Ficus Lyrata
    The Ficus Lyrata is commonly referred to as the fiddle-leaf fig. It belongs to a species of fig tree which are native to western Africa, more precisely west of Sierra Leone, Cameroon. The plant thrives in lowland tropical rainforest. These plants can grow up to 39 to 49 feet tall. It has leaves that are variable in shape but are broad at the apex and narrow at the middle. The leaves resemble a fiddle or lyre. They have a leathery texture, wavy margin and prominent veins. These plants can be an ideal indoor plant as it can make the room more welcoming and can also help with the air purification and humidity control. 

    Howea Forsteriana (Kentia Palm, Kentia Forsteriana)
    The Howea forsteriana (Kentia Palm, Kentia forsteriana) is considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world, and is suitable for growing either indoors or outdoors. These plants are reputed to be one of the most sought after indoor palms due to its upright elegant appearance and general hardiness. They can grow up to 6 metres and can grow slowly in a tub for many years. They can withstand quite dark and dry corners of your house, and can tolerate a degree of neglect. 

    Philodendron ‘Congo’
    Philodendron Congo is an extremely durable plant which is low maintenance and can be grown indoors or outdoor in a sheltered spot. It has large, thick, glossy green leaves that are sturdy and grow upright. It is also known to be an air purifier. This plant can adapt to all kinds of conditions as long as it is kept warm. 

    Philodendron Panduriforme
    This plant is an ever green and durable indoor and outdoor plant. It can thrive in many different conditions. It is more suited to bright light but not direct sun. This plant has an average water needs and can grow up to 6-8 ft. All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested. The ideal temperature for this plant is 60-75ºF/16-24ºC. Temperatures above and beyond this could cause the plants growth to slow down. 

    Pleomele Reflexa (Malay strip)
    Pleomele reflexa (Malay strip) is a very versatile plant. It can adapt to many situations, including indoors in a well lit position, in pots and tubs in your outdoor entertaining areas, or can be planted in the garden to give that tropical feel. It will do well in a sheltered full sun position as long as it is watered regularly and introduced to the full sun position slowly. It will also tolerate periods of dryness while still providing a lovely lush display of bi-colored foliage. 

    Raphis Excelsa (Lady palm; Queen palm)
    These plants are very attractive slow growing multi stemmed palms. It is a fantastic plant and can be grown in tropical and subtropical climates in sheltered positions. This plant prefers a high humidity and benefits from occasional spraying or hosing of foliage during hot weather. These plants are cosidered as the Queens of the indoor palms because they are incredibly hardy to low light, varying temperatures and pots. They are slow growing which make them even more ideal for indoor & potted use. 

    Sansevieria (Mother in Law Tongue, Snake Plant)
    Sansevieria (Mother in Law Tongue, Snake Plant) is a popular and desirable indoor plant. It is grown not for those fragrant flowers, but also for its rigid green and variegated leaves and its complete tolerance of neglect. It grows from a rhizome, which helps it to survive adversity. This plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and produces pure oxygen which makes it an ideal bedroom plant. All other plants release carbon dioxide at night (in the absence of photosynthesis) but the Sansevieria continues to produce oxygen. 

    Scindapsus Aureus (Pothos; Devils Ivy)
    Scindapsus Aureus is a very popular indoor climber that grows easily even in water. It requires good light and has heart shaped golden variegated leaves. This plant is ideal equally as a homeplant in a hanging basket, climbing a plant pole, or spilling over the edge of a table or shelf. It is best grown in warm spot protected from droughts. NASA places this plant among the top 3 types of houseplants great for removing formaldhyde. It is also known for removing carbon monoxide and increasing general indoor air quality. 

    Spathiphyllum Species
    Spathiphyllum is a classic indoor plant grown for its lush green strappy leaves. It is a genus of about 40 species and are native to tropical regions of the America and southeastern Asia. There are several varieties of Spathiphyllum available that offer a range of plant sizes and leaf types. Spathiphyllum is easy to care and low light houseplant. It is good for removing many toxins from indoor air including formaldehyde and ammonia. They can tolerate anything except direct. They bloom in more and more light they receive. 

    Strelitzia Nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise)
    There are five Strelitzia species, but only two are grown as indoor plants: Strelitzia Reginae (the orange bird of paradise) and Strelitzia Nicolai (the giant bird of paradise).The origin of Strelitzia Nicolai (Giant bird of Paradise is Africa. It can grow to about 6m tall and is very hardy and reasonably drought tolerant. The plant is a vigorous, rapidly growing indoor plant. It can be moved outside in the summer, and in warmer climates. 

    Zamioculcus Zamiifolia (Zanzibar)
    It is considered as one of those “tough as nails” houseplants that can survive just about anywhere, even in extremely low light. The thick glossy leaves and compact growth habit make this a fabulous indoor pot plant or under-storey filler in the garden. It doesn’t need much water or light. It can grow upto 45 to 60cm.