Posts Tagged 'office plants'

Plant of the Month – Agave

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The Century Plant (Agave) is a striking xerophyte with a unique shape and spikey foliage. While resembling the aloe plant, the sharp spiny teeth of the agave are its distinguishing feature. Another difference between the two plants is the aloe is a succulent (a thick and fleshy plant whose foliage and stem retains water) and the agave is a xerophyte (a plant that requires little water). Native to Mexico, Arizona and Texas, the Century Plant has adapted to ...

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Sub-irrigation system for watering tropical plants

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Your interior landscape contractor has recommended a sub-irrigation system for your new tropical office plants. What is this and is it necessary?
A sub-irrigation system allows a plant to take up as much water as it needs. It removes some of the guesswork from trying to decide how much water a plant requires. Although it seems this should be straightforward, there are many factors that affect this decision. A plant will never require the same amount of water every week. ...

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Plant of the Month – Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

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Looking for a unique plant suitable for low light areas? The Cast Iron Plant is the most likely tropical plant to survive in dim areas of your home or office. There is no plant that will survive without at least a few hours of light, preferably natural light, but this one will last longer than most in these conditions. It has earned its common name for many other reasons; it tolerates a wide range of temperatures, low humidity, drought and ...

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Plant of the Month – Chamaedorea erumpens (Bamboo Palm)

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The Bamboo Palm is an elegant and versatile tropical plant great for use in office plantscapes. It is a multi-stem member of the Palm family usually sold at 4-6ft in height. It requires medium light making it suitable for many locations within an office. The bright green canes resemble Bamboo stalks and the leaves are delicate and drooping. A unique feature of this plant is that the leaflets at the end of the leaves are several times wider than the ...

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Plant of the Month- Schefflera arboricola (Dwarf Umbrella Tree)

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The Schefflera genus consists of many species commonly used as tropical office plants or houseplants. One of our favourites is the Schefflera arboricola. This versatile plant is available in many forms; it is grown as a bush and as a tree. The tree form is often sold as a braid, with three stems woven together. The bush form can be small for use as a table-top plant, or as big as 3-4 feet in diameter. The tree form is ...

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Plant of the Month – Dracaena reflexa

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Looking for a hardy, versatile and easy to grow plant for your home or office? Consider one of the varieties of Dracaena reflexa. This is one of my personal favourites. Its shiny green or variegated, elongated leaves grow in a unique spiral arrangement. It grows relatively quickly and branches into interesting twisted forms. When pruned, the cuttings will readily take root in water or soil and will develop quickly into a new plant.
It is tolerant of a wide range ...

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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 – Kentia Palm (Howeia forsteriana)

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The Kentia Palm is our personal favourite and the plant we have chosen for our company logo. It is a premium palm, having elegantly curving fronds with long slender leaves.  We use it frequently in entryways, lobbies and other areas of offices that require a plant with impact.

The Kentia Palm is slow growing which is a desirable trait in an indoor plant. It will keep its shape longer without the need for pruning. It is also one of the few ...

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Healthy roots, healthy plant!

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Beautiful green and lush foliage on a tropical plant is the result of what you don’t see: a strong healthy root system below. Why are strong roots important? Roots are like our heart, lungs, and digestive tract. They take up water, air and nutrients from the soil and move them up to the leaves where through photosynthesis, the plant is able to manufacture the energy it needs to grow and thrive. The roots also produce chemicals that affect the bacteria and ...

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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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