Plant of the Month- Cacti

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Whenever I am at the greenhouse to select plants for the upcoming week I always have a look at the cacti and other succulents on display. I never cease to be amazed at the exquisite forms and textures displayed by this plant family.
My enthusiasm is shared by many; when I am providing a design proposal for my clients, many ask to have a cacti of some form included in the plantscape. Unfortunately, many offices that I visit do not ...

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Plant of the Month – Aglaonema

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Looking for a hardy but elegant tropical plant that does well in low to medium light? Consider an Aglaonema, sometimes called a Chinese Evergreen. You may have to go to a greenhouse that specializes in tropical plants to find one, but it will be worth the trip. This is one of our Top 10 favourite tropical office plants and we use frequently in office installations. There are literally dozens of unique varieties available, each displaying widely varying leaf markings, colours, ...

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Plant of the Month – Corn Plant

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June’s feature plant is: Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’)
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The Corn Plant is one of the most recognized and popular indoor tropical plants, common as a house plant and as a tropical office plant. It is most often sold as a group of 3 or 4 canes of varying heights, each with one or two clusters of leaves at the top of the cane. Occassionally unique bonsai-like ‘stump’ ...

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Plant of the Month – Pothos Ivy

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May’s feature plant is: Pothos Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)

Almost everyone has had one of these incredibly versatile, hardy tropical plants in their home or office at some point.The Pothos Ivy remains one of our favourites year after year. It is the perfect plant….it grows almost anywhere, can tolerate bright light, very low light and everything in between and comes in many beautiful varieties and forms. See the image on the left for examples of Pothos ‘N Joy’, Neon, Golden and Marble ...

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Plant of the Month – ZZ Plant

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April’s feature plant is: ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamifolia)

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 ...

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Plant of the Month- Bird of Paradise

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March’s feature plant is:Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai)

The Bird of Paradise plant is a showy, easy-to-grow topical plant that does best when placed in areas with bright, indirect light and consistently warm temperatures. It is often confused with the Banana plant, as both have massive leaves that grow upward from the centre. This plant is native to South Africa, but is now seen in many tropical areas of the world. It is a great houseplant and is frequently used outdoors ...

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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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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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Plant of the Month-Jade Plant

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Jade table-top plant in Lechuza Quadro containerFebruary’s feature plant is: Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

The Jade plant is a popular tropical plant for both home and office. Sometimes called a Money Plant, it is a unique looking, easy-to-grow succulent that can live for decades. Older mature plants often take on unusual shapes and can resemble miniature trees with trunk-like stems. The leaves are shiny and thick ...

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Plant of the Month- Ficus benjamina

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Publication1January’s feature plant is: Weeping Fig Tree (Ficus benjamina)

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 ...

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