Natural features and living walls have undoubtedly become a trendy part of restaurant design in the last few years. However, even if you don’t have the budget for something spectacular, it’s possible to make a significant difference to the look and feel of your restaurant by adding some plants. This article will run you through a few of the options you have and give you some tips and tricks for keeping everything looking healthy during all four seasons.
Choosing the Right Plants
Restaurants are unique environments, and any plants inside them will be subject to strains and stress that a plant in a home or office would not be. This means that you need to pick resilient plants that won’t mind a little bit of heat and even the risk of being bashed by customers from time to time.
Easy to care for houseplants are often a good starting point as many of them have been specifically created to survive challenging environments and even a little bit of neglect from time to time. Many popular gardening publications make lists of the best houseplants for various different environments, and some of these would be very at home in any restaurant.
The next thing to keep in mind is the colour of the plant and its petals and leaves both when it first arrives in your restaurant and after it has had the time to grow and flower. Make sure you know what it will look like after a few months in order to avoid any nasty surprises.
Keeping Them Alive and Healthy
Once you have filled your restaurant with the right plants, the next step is to keep them alive and healthy. While water and a little bit of plant food is obviously a great starting point, every type of plant has its own specific needs. Using the Getplanta app is an excellent way for even a newcomer to the world of plants and flowers to make sure that they get things right. The app has specific information on every plant and what it requires for long and healthy life.
As with anything else in the restaurant world, a little bit of planning and practice is the key to seeing your plants thrive.