The survey of ornamental plants for using in the office buildings

  • Tachaya Sangkakool Faculty of Architecture, Rajamangala University of Techonology Srivijaya
Keywords: ornamental plants, office building, indoor plants

Abstract

Cultivation of plants in the buildings can promote good environment and green atmosphere and helps to reduce illness from using the building in common area. The aim of this research is to investigate the behavior and attitudes of using the ornamental plant in office buildings. The samples were occupants in office buildings in government and private organizations. The data collection use in-depth interviews and questionnaires from 100 informants from 5 offices. From the analysis of behavior and attitude, It was found that the corridor area had the highest of ornamental plant decorated in the building (54%) while 33% are found on working desks. The most popular ornamental plants using in the office were Golden Pothos and Cactus being 42% and 19% respectively.

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Published
2020-12-31