Posts Tagged 'plant care'

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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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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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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