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Happy New Year! Happy New Plant!

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Happy New Year! Happy New Plant!
Have you recently joined the plant parent club? Lockdowns over the past two years have affected everyone in many ways. Unfortunately, most of these changes have been difficult on so many levels. Perhaps as a way to lift spirits, it seems many more people have added greenery to their environment. Perhaps its a new plant (or two, or three!) for the new home office.
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ZZ Plant – Zamioculcas zamifolia

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It is not often that a new variety of houseplant is introduced. Our industry was very excited when the Dutch nurseries began growing the ZZ Plant commercially in the late 1990’s. Since then this plant has enjoyed an ever -increasing popularity with interior landscape contractors, designers and house plant enthusiasts worldwide. This plant is very unique, with dark green, glossy oval leaves arranged in a herringbone pattern on thick stems. It can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions which ...

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)

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Look in any design trends magazine this year and you will likely find a featured room that includes a Fiddle Leaf Fig tree. It is the current favourite of designers 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 in many styles including a column shape with multiple stems covered in leaves top to bottom, a tree form ...

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Welcome employees back to the office! with plants!

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Looking for ways to welcome employees back to the office? Tropical plants are a cost-effective, long term solution to making the physical space appear more inviting. People love plants! Extensive, respected studies have proven conclusively that plants in an office add so many benefits. Those benefits are now more important than ever as we look to return to a physical office.

Our clients typically order tropical plants for their office for the aesthetic appeal. They quickly learn that tropical plants offer ...

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Covid 19 and our tropical office plant service

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The Covid 19 pandemic forced the majority of businesses in Ontario to shut down for 10 weeks. Moore Park Plantscapes was no exception. We are pleased to announce that we are now able to resume our services. We will be heading out on June 1st to see many of our customers. We want to thank everyone for jumping into this with us and offering to help care for the plants in our absence. We appreciate all the supportive emails and ...

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Strelitzia nicolai – White Bird of Paradise

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The Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) plant is a showy, easy-to-grow topical plant that does best when placed in areas with bright, indirect light and consistently warm temperatures. It is often confused with the Banana plant, as both have massive leaves that grow upward from the centre. This plant is native to South Africa, but is now seen in many tropical areas of the world. It is a great houseplant and is frequently used outdoors in southern Ontario through the summer ...

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Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

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This popular tropical plant, the Rubber Plant or Ficus elastica, is a member of the Fig family. it is native to India, Nepal, Burma, China, Malaysia and Indonesia and in its natural habitat can grow to 100-130 ft in height, and occasionally as large as 200 ft, with a trunk nearly 7 ft in diameter. The broad oval leaves can reach 18 inches in length. Many varieties have been cultivated for use as an ornamental indoor plant, including ‘Decora Burgundy’ ...

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Are interior tropical plants affected by the winter?

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Are interior tropical plants affected by the winter? The period of winter dormancy in outdoor plants, shrubs, and trees is easy to see and is taken for granted with the changing of seasons. But what about interior tropical plants? We often receive questions about whether tropical office and house plants are actually dormant in the winter. Based on what we see and experience in our plantscapes, tropical plants do not enter a true winter dormancy period in an interior environment..
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Aglaonema

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Looking for a hardy but elegant tropical plant that does well in low to medium light? Consider an Aglaonema, which is sometimes called a Chinese Evergreen. You may have to go to a greenhouse that specializes in tropical plants to find one, but it will be worth the trip. This is one of our top 10 favourite tropical office plants and we use frequently in office installations. There are literally dozens of unique varieties available, each displaying widely varying leaf ...

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Phalaenopsis Orchid

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The much-loved Phalaenopsis orchid is a member of the family Orchidaceae, the second largest family of flowering plants, consisting of over 20,000 species! In addition, commercial producers of orchids have developed over 100,000 horticultural varieties.

The species that people are most familiar with is Phalaenopsis, pictured on the right. The number of spectacular colours and patterns that are available in this species is endless. Deep purples, mottled white and purple, yellows with delicate pink centers, and pinks of every shade, to name a ...

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