Posts Tagged 'office plants'

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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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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Plant of the Month!

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September’s feature plant is: Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)      The Peace Lily is a popular tropical office plant. It is suitable for lower light locations but remember, all plants need light for a minimum of 8-10 hours every day. It will do well if it is close to constant fluorescent lighting, or filtered light from a window. The Peace Lily will produce its characteristic lily-like flowers year round if it receives sufficient light. It does not do well in very bright locations.

This plant is available ...

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5 Things you can do right now to ensure healthier tropical plants!

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  1. Light! Check the light requirements of your plant on a reliable website. Plants that require high light need to be in front of a south or west window, in direct light. Most offices and homes have low to medium light at best, so choose plant accordingly. Plants that do not get enough light will drop their leaves, and the remaining leaves will be yellow and weak looking. There are many beautiful plants that will do fine in lower light.
  2. Water! Again, learn about the moisture ...
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I need plants for my office! Who do I call?

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Reach out to an Interior Landscape Contractor!

An interior landscape contractor can provide a design for your office plantscape, professionally install the plants and containers, and provide on-going guaranteed maintenance of the plants to keep them healthy and beautiful for years.

It all starts with a brief meeting at your office during which you can explain your ideas on how you envision your office with plants. The contractor will know which plants will be the best to use based on the amount ...

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