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3 Reasons Your Office Plants Keep Dying

Plants are a great addition to any office, adding a touch of natural beauty and purifying the air to make your work space a happier, healthier place. 

But one issue many business owners have is keeping their office plants alive! It can be extremely disheartening seeing your plants die, and constantly replacing them can also start to get expensive!

So to help keep your office plants in good shape, here are three reasons why they might keep dying on you.


Okay, so we all know that plants need water. But it can be difficult to keep on top of plant-watering duties when you’re inundated with calls, emails and appointments.

 With that said, your plants won’t care how busy you are – if they don’t get the hydration they need, they’ll soon croak it! 

Additionally, some plants require more water than others. So it’s important to get a good understanding of your plants’ needs – that way you can ensure your plants aren’t constantly parched!

Read the care instructions, or if you don’t have any, a quick Google search should help. Once you’ve got a good idea how often it needs to be watered, try to keep on top of it. And if you’re too busy, delegate the responsibility to someone else in the office. That’s what office managers are for, surely?


Many people aren't aware that overwatering is just as bad as underwatering. In fact, giving your plants too much water will often kill them even quicker!

When you overwater plants, this doesn’t give them enough time to soak up the moisture. Over time, this causes the roots to rot, compromising the plant’s ability to soak up nutrients and, eventually, killing it.

Again, the key is to get a firm understanding of the plant’s needs. While some will be okay with plenty of water, others do better with minimal watering. So get clued up on your plants’ needs and you should be able to give them precisely what they require.

Wrong Conditions

This is where it gets a bit trickier, because some plants simply aren’t cut out for office spaces.

Chances are your workspace is bright and airy, to help keep your employees motivated and alert. But while some plants will no doubt enjoy these conditions, others won’t,

For instance, some do excellently sitting on a window sill soaking up the sunshine all day, whereas others much prefer low-light conditions.

So are you opting for the right type of plants for your office’s conditions? If you’re not over or underwatering your plants and they’re still dying, this may explain why.

If you’re struggling to find the right plants, we stock a wide range of options that will suit your work or home space. So get in touch and we’ll be happy to offer some recommendations.



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