4 Benefits of office plant hire vs owning your own

Two stylised floor plants next to blue couches at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast.

Considering office plant hire? Office plants are a popular addition to many workplaces, but the question arises whether a company should buy their own plants or hire them from a professional plant hire service. 

If you own something outright, you can do whatever you want with it; and potentially save money in the long-term.

So sourcing your own office plants may seem like the more practical option. After all, how hard can it be?

In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of office plant hire versus buying and maintaining plants in-house.

1. Price: Office plants are surprisingly expensive

A quick Google search shows large pots can cost anywhere from $80 to $5,000 each … and that’s without any actual plants.

Then, indoor and outdoor pots are not the same. Outdoor pots can be extremely heavy and some even require up to 4-5 men to move (without damaging the floor or the people moving them). 

So there are multiple factors to consider when purchasing a pot, beyond cost.

Plants themselves vary in quality too. Buying a plant from Bunnings versus a reputable nursery will impact plant longevity.

In short, the up-fronts costs of owning your own pots and plants is not insignificant. Neither is the your ability to move and care for them. So suddenly, the concept of office plant hire (charged at a monthly rate, from $25 a week) becomes very appealing.

2. Maintenance: Don’t be a culprit of office plant murder

It is one thing to pick up some office plants from your local nursery; it is another thing to keep up them alive.

Office plant hire means you get the plants that you want, delivered where you want, with regular maintenance.

Then, before your plants even wilt or date, they will be replaced. And all this can happen without leaving your desk chair.

The hassle-free process of plant hire is a huge benefit. So you can have your greenery and enjoy it too!

And with a large Fiddle Leaf Fig costing upwards of $225 per plant, it’s not cheap being a plant murderer either.

Crest Advisors corporate office, Gold Coast. Photo: Advance Plants

3. Flexibility: Moving or renovating offices?

Office plant hire companies offer a range of services, including design, installation, and maintenance. They can also assist in moving plants to new locations and during office renovations, ensuring that the plants are not damaged during the transition.

This flexibility can be a major benefit to companies who may need to move or redesign their office space in the future.

4. Expertise: We know plants

Horticulturists who work for office plant hire companies have a deep understanding of plants, including which species are best suited for low-light environments and which require more care. They can offer advice on plant selection and design, helping companies choose the best plants for their office environment. Additionally, plant hire companies often have access to the latest trends in office plant design, which can help companies create a modern and inviting workspace.

In conclusion, while it may be tempting for a company to purchase and maintain their own plants, the benefits of office plant hire cannot be ignored. Not only is it often less expensive, but the expertise and flexibility offered by plant hire companies can ensure that the plants in your office are healthy and thriving, making a positive impression on everyone who enters the space.

Office plant hire for South-East Queensland businesses

If your office is lacking a little colour, and you’re lacking time: let the magic of office plant hire solve all your greenery problems.

Advance Plants offers indoor plant hire throughout Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Own your own plants already? No stress, Advance Plants offers indoor plant maintenance no matter your pots and plants.

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