When it comes to decorating your place of business, don’t overlook the power of a great tree. Showrooms, lobbies, and larger spaces can all benefit from the warmth and scale of potted palms or ficus, which help to clean the air as much as they help to lift the spirits. Customers, clients, and guests will all respond to the vibrant, refreshing green a well-chosen tree brings to your space. The best part? You don’t to invest in a tree (though we recommend that you do!); you can rent them as well. If you’ve got a special event or are looking for some eye-catching holiday decor, Beneva Plantscapes can provide and install the perfect trees for your space. Without further ado, here are some of our faves.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Pick up a home decor or design magazine these days and you’re likely to see the attractive Fiddle Leaf Fig posing in the corner of a sunny family room. With its bright green scaffolding of leaves, the fig sprouted from the rainforest and comes in a variety of sizes. We favor the ones that grow tall and wide, and fortunately, they favor big, open, airy spots with a nicely regulated temperature and a sizeable pot to do their growing in. Which makes them perfect for larger spaces.
Rubber trees are becoming increasingly popular choices for both domestic and professional spaces. Like the Fiddle Leaf, this one belongs to the fig family and can grow up to 50 feet tall. This choice will flourish in indirect light, moist soil, and by a little care taken with its leaves. Wipe them off now and again to keep the dust at bay.
With its shower of slim leaves, the Dragon Tree makes a striking focal point. The woody stem itself is sleek and interesting, and overall the Dragon Tree adds an exotic feel to your decor. This guy will flourish in dry or humid air, enduring fluctuating temps, and benefiting from regular watering. It will grow up to 6 feet, making it a great choice for a smaller space.
You can never go wrong with a Ficus, also called a “Weeping Fig” for its thick canopy of dangling leaves. These beauties will grow and grow and grow, but you can control that growth by pruning. They take filtered light, enjoy humidity, and don’t do well in cooler temps, so store yours in a place where drafts are unlikely.
An indoor Palm Tree is one of the best ways to bring the outdoors in, and to lend an upbeat, beachy vibe to your space. There are a variety of palms to choose from, including Areca, Sago, and Ponytail if you’re looking for small scale and Majestic or Cascade if you truly have some space to fill. Care is easy: plenty of light, moderate temps, some humidity, and a bit of water. Prune off wilted or brown leaves and you’ll be good to go.