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.
Dracaena ‘Art’ is available in many ...

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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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Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays to all our customers!

We at Moore Park Plantscapes would like to dedicate this blog to our many special customers. We would like to thank you for choosing us to be your interior landscape contractor in 2017 and we look forward to continuing to care for your office plants in 2018. Our company has provided design, installation and maintenance of tropical plants for the office for over 25 years now. We still have some of our original customers from ...

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Norfolk Island Pine – Araucaria heterophylla

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Looking for a long lasting alternative to a fresh cut Christmas tree for your home or office? Consider a Norfolk Island Pine Tree. This unique tree is native to Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. It is sometimes called a star pine or triangle tree, although it is not a true pine. In its native habitat, it can grow to heights of 50-60 meters. It has been widely distributed as an ornamental landscape tree in humid-subtropical climate regions of Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, ...

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Philodendron – Plant of the Month

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The name philodendron derives from two Greek words meaning ‘love’ and ‘tree’. In their natural habitat, philodendrons are almost always associated with trees, either starting from seed high in the canopy of large trees or lower on the trunk. They take water and nutrients from the tree initially, then send down thick aerial roots to obtain nutrients from the soil. These roots can be seen on a few varieties commonly used as houseplants and can reach incredible lengths.

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Employee Wellness in a Changing Workforce

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In a changing workforce, employers are having to pay more attention to things like culture, employee wellness, and balance. But what exactly does that mean? What is “wellness”? and what is “balance”? And how do you create a culture that supports employees in finding those things?

Wellness can be physical – having the ability to get up from a work station and move around and the opportunity to eat healthy and feel awesome. Wellness can be psychological – stress management,  lifestyle ...

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