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The Key Role of Plants in Shopping Malls

The success of a shopping mall hinges on more than just providing a place for consumers to buy things. Successful malls are about the shopping experience, which means creating an environment that’s inviting and provides a place for fun, recreation and leisure.

Interior mall plants have a critical role to play in creating the shopping mall atmosphere. Interior plants –whether live mall plants or artificial mall plants — add warmth, beauty and class to a shopping mall. Interior mall plants help direct pedestrian traffic flow, create soothing rest areas, visually separate space, reduce noise levels, and add an aura of atmosphere to mall food courts. In general, mall interior plants enhance the overall image, experience and market positioning of any mall.


The Galleria Shopping Center in Roseville, CA, features beautiful live mall plants in large bowl-shaped planters to display a variety of lush, tropical plants, many of which flower.


The Chesterfield Mall in St. Louis, Missouri won a prestigious Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) award for outstanding interior mall plant care. These pictures clearly show how interior mall plants add warmth, beauty and atmosphere to a shopping mall. View the Initial Tropical Plants Awards page to learn more about our industry accomplishments.


Initial Tropical Plants provides mall live plants, mall artificial plants, interior mall plant design, installation and maintenance to malls throughout North America and the world.