Office Plant TIps & Ideas

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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Cyclamen, Calla Lily, Kalanchoe- Spring Colour!

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Need some spring?? Try scattering a few indoor short term flowering plants around your home or office. Cyclamen, Calla Lily, Kalanchoe, Tulip and Daffodil are just a few of the beautiful options. The greenhouses are bursting with colour right now. A trip to Valleyview Gardens in Toronto is a great outing on a dreary February day. If you have office plants, be sure to talk to your interior landscape contractor about adding some colour. Your service provider will make ...

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Choosing Healthy Tropical Plants

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Choosing healthy tropical plants for your home or office is the first step to enjoying a trouble-free, long-lasting experience with indoor plants. Many of the problems we are frequently asked about can be eliminated by starting with quality tropical plants. Most of the tropical plants available for purchase in the GTA have been grown in Florida by specialized growers. These growers may sell directly to large retailers, or may sell through distributors. A few varieties of plants are grown in ...

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Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa) – Plant of the Month

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The Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa) is not a plant you will find in many people’s houseplant collections. This is unfortunate, as it is one of the most unique and hardy indoor tropical plants. The common name comes from the texture of the leaves. They are very thick and firm, with a smooth surface. They look almost artificial. The Wax Plant is a bit more pricey than the more common tropical plants, but well worth the splurge, and the effort to ...

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Benefits of Plants in Your Office

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Happy 2017 to all our current clients and perhaps to some future clients who may be reading this article! The new year often brings a desire to refresh our surroundings. Since most of us spend almost as much time in the workplace as in our homes, this environment deserves some attention too!
Our clients typically order tropical plants for their office for the aesthetic appeal. They quickly learn that tropical plants offer much more than just good looks. I want ...

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