Posts Tagged 'artificial plants for the office'

ZZ Plant

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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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Plant of the Month – Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’ (Alii Ficus)

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The Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’ or Alii Ficus tree is a less commonly seen species of the Ficus genus. Most people are familiar with the Ficus benjamina or Benji tree. The Ficus ‘Alii’ has longer, more slender leaves which droop somewhat. Like the Benjamina, the Ficus ‘Alii’ requires good light. We will only recommend this tree if it will be positioned close to a west or south window. In light that is too low, the tree will quickly shed its leaves. ...

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Plant of the Month – Aloe Vera

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The Aloe vera plant is undoubtedly the most recognized succulent plant worldwide. It has been cultivated throughout the world for centuries; because of this, botanists have had difficulty determining its true native geography.Its popularity is related to both its natural beauty as and ornamental plant, and its widely know medicinal properties. Large scale commercial production is undertaken in the USA, Mexico, Australia, China, Jamaica and India. Most of this production is geared toward supplying the cosmetic industry with Aloe gel.

Although ...

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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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Plant of the Month- Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

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Do you have a bright sunny location in your office? A bold colourful Croton plant would look great. Crotons are by far the most colourful indoor tropical plant you can find for your office or home. They can be a bit tricky to care for, so consider having a professional interior landscape contractor provide the maintenance. Crotons do best in a warm, humid environment, the opposite of that usually found in an office. If the air is too dry, they ...

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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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Artificial plants in my office? For real !!!

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What comes to mind when you think of an artificial tree? That old, dusty Benji tree in the black plastic pot hidden in the corner of the office?

I guarantee you would be amazed by the artificial plants, trees and flowers available now. Real wood trunks and premium foliage designed to duplicate nature can be combined to offer a wide array of plants to suit any space.

Replica cacti and succulents are the latest trend. Mixed tropical foliage and flower arrangements can ...

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