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Philodendron – Plant of the Month

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The name philodendron derives from two Greek words meaning ‘love’ and ‘tree’. In their natural habitat, philodendrons are almost always associated with trees, either starting from seed high in the canopy of large trees or lower on the trunk. They take water and nutrients from the tree initially, then send down thick aerial roots to obtain nutrients from the soil. These roots can be seen on a few varieties commonly used as houseplants and can reach incredible lengths.

The Philodendron genus ...

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Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) aka Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

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Almost everyone is familiar with the upright, thick, uniquely coloured leaves of the Snake Plant, also referred to as the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. This is a hardy plant suitable for lower light areas of the office or home. Native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia, there are over 70 species. Only a few have been cultivated commercially. These varieties exhibit a striking range of colourful markings on the leaves. ‘Zeylanica’ has many shades of dark green. ‘Laurentii’ displays bold yellow stripes ...

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Dracaena – unique new cultivars

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The interior landscape industry would certainly struggle without the endless variety offered by the Dracaena genus of tropical plant. Dracaenas are the staples of the industry. These plants are hardy, can tolerate a wide range of light and temperature levels and are pest and disease resistant. It is rare to see a plantscape design that doesn’t include a least a few varieties of Dracaena. They are available in so many forms and sizes, from small specimens suitable for mixed arrangements, ...

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Artificial Plants Outdoors

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We though we would share images and descriptions of a few of our latest projects with artificial plants outdoors. Once again, we are happy to report that the demand for replica plants is increasing. The availability and variety of high quality material to build artificial plants in improving every year. This summer we have designed and installed several outdoor projects. A good selection of plant material that is UV resistant in available. Artificial cedar and boxwood trees are one of ...

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)

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Why does the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree win the plant popularity contest time and time again?

Look in any design trends magazine this year and you will likely find a featured room that includes a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. It has been the favourite of designers for many years now and is one of our most requested tropical office plants. This plant has impact! It has huge and unique fiddle-shaped shiny leaves that feel almost like paper. The tree is available ...

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Hibiscus – Plant of the Month

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While not a typical indoor tropical plant, we thought we would provide some tips on Hibiscus care. At this time of the year, we are asked about this plant almost daily on our rounds. HIbiscus are one of the most popular flowering tropical plants purchased in the spring for terraces and decks. With such a vast array of forms and varieties, there is a Hibiscus for almost every gardening project.

The much-loved Hibiscus is the national flower of Haiti, Malaysia, and ...

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Dracaena Rikki – Plant of the Month

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Dracaena Rikki has quickly become one of our new favourite tropical office plants. This unique looking plant has proven itself to be extremely hardy and versatile. It is great in low light, but can tolerate bright light as well. Dracaena Rikki is resistant to most common pests, and can withstand handling much better than its cousin the Corn Plant. Rikki is a relatively new cultivar of the Dracaena deremensis species. It has long, narrow arching leaves that feel like thick ...

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Artificial Office Plant Rental Packages!

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Moore Park Plantscapes is excited to announce a new service: Artificial office plant rental packages! We are pleased to have recently enjoyed substantial ‘growth’ in our sales of artificial plants for offices. It is fast becoming a significant focus of our business. The quality of the material available to custom build life-like artificial plants and trees has increased over the past decade. This, combined with the many benefits of using artificial plants in an office has ...

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Umbrella Tree (Schefflera ‘Amate’)- Plant of the Month

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Looking for a plant for the office or home that is relatively easy to care for and has good size and impact? The Umbrella Tree is a great choice. This hardy plant, native to tropical rainforests in Australia and New Guinea, is available from 2 feet in height up to 6 or 7 feet. It is very full with large, dark green, shiny leaves. It will survive in offices lit with good overhead fluorescent lighting and some natural light. Do ...

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Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

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Almost everyone is familiar with the upright, thick, uniquely coloured leaves of the Snake plant, also referred to as the Mother-in-law’s Tongue plant. This plant, native to Nigeria, is a hardy plant suitable for lower light areas of the office or home. It is available in a number of varieties exhibiting a wide range of colourful markings on the leaves. ‘Zeylanica’ has many shades of dark green. ‘Laurentii’ displays bold yellow stripes on the leaf margins, and ‘Moonshine’ has pale ...

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