Ficus Alii (Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’)

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The Ficus Alii (Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’) 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, this Ficus 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. In the ...

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Green Wall – Moore Park Plantscapes Style

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Would you like to have the benefits of a green wall in your office without the significant capital investment and maintenance fees of an integrated living wall? Consider our simple alternative. Over the years we have developed a simple, effective and affordable Green Wall.  Our wall consists of basic shelving with an assortment of trailing-style plants in simple, inexpensive pots. The plants are allowed to grow naturally, with minimal pruning, so that they cascade over the shelves. Maintenance is straightforward, quick and efficient ...

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Ficus benjamina (Weeping Fig Tree, Benji Tree)

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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 brilliant white and green leaves. The trunks are often grown in intricate braids and weaves. In ideal conditions, this tree can be straightforward to ...

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Lady Palm – Rhapis excelsa

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The Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) is one of our favourite plants for use in office plantscapes. It is a very showy palm, with dark green, glossy leaves. The leaves are produced from multiple sturdy canes that are covered in unique brown fibrous material. New canes shoot from rhizomes in the soil, so the plant grows in width as well as height. This is one of the few indoor plants that we can purchase at a very large size. Specimens of 12-18ft ...

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Spring cleaning 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 tropical plants have had a long winter too.. the short daylight hours and low humidity will have taken a toll. April 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 ...

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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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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)

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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 almost like paper. The tree is available in many styles including a column shape with multiple stems covered in leaves top to bottom, a tree form ...

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Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

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Almost everyone is familiar with the upright, thick, uniquely coloured leaves of the Sansevieria plant, also referred to as the Snake plant or Mother-in-Law’s tongue. 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 margins, and ‘Moonshine’ has pale green, almost solid colour ...

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Dracaena ‘Art’ (Dracaena deremensis ‘Art’)

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Dracaena ‘Art’ is a member of the popular Dracaena genus, a long-standing staple of interior landscapers. It is a newer variant of the Dracaena deremensis species. The Dracaena ‘Art’ is a hardy, low-light tolerant tropical office plant. It has long, arching dark green leaves with a vibrant yellow border. This plant can add a simple elegance to groupings or mass plantings. It looks great as a single specimen plant in a tall planter too.
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Schefflera actinophylla ‘Amate’ (Umbrella Tree)

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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? A Schefflera (Umbrella Tree) is a great choice. This hardy plant, native to tropical rainforests in Australia and New Guinea, is available commercially from 2 feet in height up to 6 or 8 feet. In its native habitat, it may grow to heights of 20 or 30 feet! It is very full with large, dark green, shiny leaves. It ...

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