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A Spring Tune-up for your Tropical Plants

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Feeling that there is no end in sight to winter this year? Start your gardening now, indoors. Your indoor plants have had a long winter too.. the short daylight hours and low humidity will have taken a toll. February is a great time to give your tropical house or office plants a spring make-over. Start by removing any dead leaves from the plant or on the soil. Dead plant material can attract pests. Inspect the plants for signs of insects. ...

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Considering a Living Wall?- Look at our simple, low cost Plant Wall for your office

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Would you like to have the benefits of a tropical living wall in your office without the significant capital investment and maintenance fees? Consider our simple alternative.  Together with our friends at FreshBooks Cloud Accounting, we came up with a new take on a plant wall. This wall is made from inexpensive pine plank shelving, with an assortment of hanging-style plants in basic white pots. The plants are allowed to grow naturally, with minimal pruning, so that they cascade ...

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Plant of the Month-Jade Plant

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Jade table-top plant in Lechuza Quadro containerFebruary’s feature plant is: Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

The Jade plant is a popular tropical plant for both home and office. Sometimes called a Money Plant, it is a unique looking, easy-to-grow succulent that can live for decades. Older mature plants often take on unusual shapes and can resemble miniature trees with trunk-like stems. The leaves are shiny and thick ...

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Plant of the Month- Ficus benjamina

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Publication1January’s feature plant is: Weeping Fig Tree (Ficus benjamina)

The Weeping Fig Tree, aka  the ‘Benji Tree’, is a  tropical plant frequently requested by new clients. This is likely due to its widespread use and availability, but this tree seems to have universal appeal. It is available in dozens of varieties and forms. The foliage can be solid light or dark green,  or variegated with ...

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Holiday Cheer- The Poinsettias are Here!

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“Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas….”  The poinsettias are here! Nothing brightens an office in December like a huge bright red poinsettia plant or two (or twenty!) Each year at this time, thousands of poinsettias are delivered to offices throughout the GTA. We receive questions daily about how to keep them looking beautiful throughout the season. Here are a few tips and interesting facts about these festive additions to your office.

Poinsettias are native to Mexico, where they grow to ...

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Plant of the Month

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December’s feature plant is: Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla ‘Amate’)

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 ...

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Do your plants look ‘SAD’ now that the summer is over?

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Plants suffer from the winter blues too. The main culprit is the lack of humidity. When the heat comes on in the office buildings, the humidity all but disappears. You can relate to this… dry skin and eyes, the feeling of fatigue from the stale air.

Indoor office plants are tropical. They are native to places like Florida, Hawaii, and the Caribbean where it is humid year round. We try to fool nature by keeping them indoors, but living in a ...

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Plant of the Month

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November’s feature plant is: Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)

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 ...

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“I would like some colour in the office. Do you have any tropical office plants that flower?”

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We hear this question often. Even the most modern, bright office can seem cold and dull at times. Our clients frequently look to us to add life and colour to their work environment.

For a plant to produce a flower, the conditions have to be just right. Light and humidity are the main factors. Most plants require very high light to produce a flower. This kind of light is rarely available in an office building.The flowering plants that you may see in ...

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Plant of the Month- Snake Plant

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October’s feature plant is: Mother-in-Law’s Tongue aka Snake Plant (Sansevieria)   

Almost everyone is familiar with the upright, thick, uniquely coloured leaves of the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue plant, also referred to as the Snake plant. This 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 ...

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