Archive for February, 2015

Healthy roots, healthy plant!

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Beautiful green and lush foliage on a tropical plant is the result of what you don’t see: a strong healthy root system below. Why are strong roots important? Roots are like our heart, lungs, and digestive tract. They take up water, air and nutrients from the soil and move them up to the leaves where through photosynthesis, the plant is able to manufacture the energy it needs to grow and thrive. The roots also produce chemicals that affect the bacteria and ...

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Plant of the Month – Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans ‘Neanthe Bella’)

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Chamaedorea elegans ‘Neanthe Bella’ is a small species of rainforest palm native to Mexico and Guatemala.Its common name is the Parlour Palm. Because it is slow-growing, it is highly suitable for use as a tropical office plant or house plant. In its natural environment, it grows to about 9-10ft in height. It is cultivated for sale to interior landscapers most often as a table-top size plant of 6-12 inches, or occasionally as a small floor plant, no taller than 2 ...

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