During the winter months, many large tropical plants come inside from the roof garden and spend the season in the hallways and common spaces at 401. Our plentiful windows mean there are lots of bright areas where they can be protected from the elements but still continue to thrive. The collection of plants includes oleander, rubber trees, ficus, schefflera, spider plants, ferns, umbrella trees, dracaena, and many others.
Indoor plants provide colour, warmth and beauty to the common spaces throughout the building while creating a livable, personalized work space for tenants. These same indoor plants become outdoor design elements, transferred carefully to the cedar roof deck as soon as the risk of frost is averted and the long days of spring and summer are upon us. Our maintenance team also keeps several indoor plant stands complete with grow lights and smaller tropicals like red shamrocks and African violets.
Indoor plants work to improve air quality by reducing levels of air pollutants, many of which come from everyday sources like carpets, paint, and noxious air pollution from nearby traffic. An abundance of indoor plants is one of 401 Richmond’s treasures!