News

Which Plant is Right for You?
August 28, 2018

Indoor plants can be a great benefit to any medical, dental or veterinary clinic.   

Not only do they help to purify the air but there is just something nice about having living plants close by, especially for staff members who can be spending upwards of 8 hours in the same spot 5 days (or more!) a week.

 

There is an extensive range of plants that do particularly well inside. 

 

The following lists the top 5 desk plants which can also be used in planter boxes and on top of units and the 5 top floor plants which are obviously larger in scale so great for waiting rooms, hallways or consultation rooms. 

(These plants have been chosen specifically for Australia)

 

Desk Plants -

 

  • Bromeliads, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They enjoy warmth and humidity but also require good air movement. Frequency of watering depends on the office climate and require extra attention in hot conditions. 

 

  • Peace Lily, with their glossy foliage and frequent blooms. They require humidity in order to keep their leaves from going brown and to keep them in top condition keep them away from direct sunlight as they prefer lower levels of light. 

 

  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, an almost architectural looking plant with its stiff upright leaves that can grow to 2m tall! It is able to withstand most conditions and therefore is a very popular indoor plant for those with little time. Treated right the mother-in-laws tongue can last for years. 

 

  • Walking Iris, these attractive, yet hardy plants have sword like leaves that can grow up to 60cm long. They flower delicate, fragrant orchid like flowers but require plenty of moisture to keep their stunning appearance. 

 

  • Mixed Garden, multi-grouped plants that are designed for desk tops and reception areas where the light is usually medium to high. A cork mat or tape is imperative in order to protect desktops from any water damage. 

 

 

Floor Plants - 

 

  • Madagascar Dragon Tree, this attractive plant has green and pink leaves and a tall snake like trunk which can grow up to 3m tall. They are at their best in a well lit environment which maximises leaf colouring. 

 

  • Zanzibar Gem, these can grow in dry, shaded areas, can tolerate an amazing amount of neglect and are virtually impossible to kill making them ideal for the busy worker. They need less watering during winter and their leaves can be kept clean with a wipe of a clean cloth. 

 

  • Yucca, with their long woody stems and large scrappy leaves these plants add architectural flare to any space. They prefer high levels of light but can tolerate neglect rather well. 

 

  • Janet Craig, These tall plants have dark green, glossy leaves and a tolerance to lower light conditions. Ideal for popping in an office corner away from walkways where they could get damaged by passing traffic. 

 

  • Fiddle-leaf Fig, this hardy tropical looking plant has long stems and large glossy leaves and are proving to be one of the trendiest indoor plants to have. Depending on the amount of light they receive depends on how much water they require. Plenty of light is recommended for these plants as low light can cause the plant to stretch. 

 

 So which plant will you choose? 

 
  • "We recently opened a brand new general practice clinic in Melbourne. The professional team at Cooper Group Australia guided us through the entire process, from the initial inspection of the property through to the design and construction of our clinic fit out. We are delighted with the end results as are our patients."
    Dr Peter Bennett & Dr Mansi Patel
    Southbank Medical Clinic
  • I was extremely glad I chose Cooper Group for my medical design and fit out. Despite the design difficulties posed by the site and my requirements, they made the process simple and straightforward. The ability to schedule our meetings after hours and on weekends allowed me to focus on my day to day business as a surgeon while the project was designed and completed.  I recommend Cooper Group for medical practice design and fit out without hesitation. 
    Dr Jill Tomlinson - Melbourne Hand Surgery
  • “Cooper Group not only provided Silcar with a quality service, their project management of our National Office’s re-design and fit-out was carried out in a very professional and customer orientated manner”
    Andrew Thomas
    Operations Manager
    Silcar Pty. Ltd.
  • 'The team at Cooper Group Australia did a fantastic job at Parkville Express; they were very professional & friendly.  From the initial meeting right through to the handover, they took the stress out of the job and let me focus on running my business.  This is the second store that Cooper Group Australia has completed for us & I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services.'

    Neeraj Vij
    Business Development Manager
    VIJ Enterprises Pty. Ltd.
  • " Thank you for creating such a great professional space for The Osteo Clinic Sandringham. We are very happy with the service provided right from space planning to the finished fitout. Cooper Group understood our needs and delivered above our expectations. We look forward to working with you on our next clinic. "

    Dr Kristen Manallack
    Director
    The Osteo Clinic
  • Cooper Group created the design for our office and implemented the refurbishment in a hassle free, efficient and friendly manner. Their detailed quote, design drawings and sample board gave us a clear picture of what the finished product would look like. Regular updates on-site meant that we were kept informed of how the refurbishment was progressing. The project was completed on time and on budget and we thank the team at Cooper Group for ensuring the whole project ran smoothly.
     
    Jacqueline Admiraal
    LabWare Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • "The Australian Dental Council is a not-for-profit organisation and had a limited relocation budget.  Throughout the project Cooper Group demonstrated their knowledge and experience as specialists in office fit-out and project management.  The Australian Dental Council can report that Cooper Group kept within budget and provided a high standard office fit-out.  The Australian Dental Council has no hesitation in recommending Cooper Group to other not-for-profit organisations looking to undertake a relocation or office fit-out."
    Lyn LeBlanc
    CEO
    Australian Dental Council

     

  • Out of all the trades and companies we used during this busy transition period, Cooper Group Australia stood heads and shoulders above the rest. They were professional in their approach, produced high quality work and went out of their way to ensure our business was not disrupted in any way. I highly recommend Cooper Group Australia and will use them again should the need arise.
    Darren Dalla Riva
    Director of Testing Services
    Planit
  • 'The design team created a plan that exceeded our expectations; their space planning allowed us to create a comfortable and spacious work environment for our team without having to physically expand our building.  Once the design was confirmed the construction team delivered a high level of craftsmanship & professionalism.  We are very happy with Cooper Group Australia and recommend them for any project.'
    Debbie Hill
    Director
    Supagas
Why Cooper Group?
  • Excellent client service
  • Intelligent Design Services
  • You have a business to run
  • Every job is important to us
  • Client satisfaction

Request A Quote

 

Call  +61 3 9592 4655

Request A Quote