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21 02, 2021

Moisture Meter Benefits

By |2020-03-25T22:44:00-07:00February 21st, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Moisture meters take the guesswork out of watering A moisture meter is a simple tool that can be useful for interiorscape technicians. It's a helpful way to check the soil moisture level and gives us an extra edge in providing quality of care for interior plants. A meter is easy to use; all you [...]

19 02, 2021

Plant Pests & Control Methods

By |2020-03-25T22:43:51-07:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Control pest infestations for healthier plants As an interior plant technician, it's important to carefully check over each plant with every visit to inspect it for possible pest outbreaks. Diagnosing a pest population on a plant before it requires replacement or a Special Services spray is critical to your work. There are several steps [...]

14 02, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Anthurium, The Valentine’s Day Flower

By |2020-03-25T22:43:33-07:00February 14th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Seasonal & Holidays|0 Comments

Anthuriums are wonderful seasonal plants February is a great month to let your customer know how much you appreciate them! Send them hearts and flowers with one beautiful Anthurium. Today, there are many gorgeous varieties available for interiorscape use. From tiny 4” sizes to three-foot-tall sizes. They are wonderful additions to your collection of [...]

12 02, 2021

25 Time-Saving Tips for Interior Plant Technicians

By |2020-03-25T22:43:20-07:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Time-saving tips are invaluable Does it feel like there is never enough time to get everything done? We can help! Here are 25 time-saving tips gathered from interior plant technicians all over the world. Incorporate these tips into your daily routine and save some precious time! Plan your visits to job sites in an [...]

7 02, 2021

How to Care for Bromeliads

By |2020-03-25T22:43:11-07:00February 7th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Beautiful Bromeliads display a variety of colors Bromeliads are members of the “Pineapple Family” (Bromeliaceae Family), which include more than 200 species and thousands of hybrids. Bromeliads can be found growing in extremely diverse environments: deserts, rainforests, mountains and beaches. Bromeliads in the wild Bromeliads are naturally epiphytic - clinging to trees, shrubs or [...]

5 02, 2021

What Nutrients do Plants Need?

By |2020-03-25T22:43:00-07:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

What macronutrients do your plants use? Plants use inorganic minerals for nutrition, whether grown in the field or in a container. Many factors influence nutrient uptake for plants. Mineral nutrients can be readily available to roots, could be “tied up” by other elements or by the soil itself. Soils too high in pH (alkaline) [...]

31 01, 2021

The Importance of Plant Inventories

By |2020-03-25T22:42:51-07:00January 31st, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Plant inventories will keep you organized Written plant inventories provide important information for the many people involved in the servicing and monitoring of interiorscape accounts. They tell us the total number of plants to service and their locations, what sizes of plants and containers were originally installed, who the contact person is, how long [...]

29 01, 2021

Common Leaf Problems in Tropical Foliage

By |2020-03-25T22:42:37-07:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Take a closer look at those leaves Leaf problems: Erwinia, Xanthomonas, Anthracnose, Alternaria, Botrytis, Pythium and Phytophthora to name a few of the big, bad and ugly leaf spots occasionally seen on tropical foliage plants. The many foliar leaf spots and blights that can occur on leaves of plants outdoors or in a production greenhouse will [...]

24 01, 2021

What’s your Customer Service Score?

By |2020-03-25T22:42:27-07:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Show customers you appreciate their business Take the following True/False Quiz and find out how adept you are at providing outstanding customer service. Placing yourself in your client’s shoes and thinking about how you would like to be treated will guide you to the correct answers! Answer the following TRUE or FALSE questions to [...]

22 01, 2021

Healthy Plants Need Good Soil

By |2020-03-25T22:42:21-07:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Seasonal color can only flourish in good soil Successful plant care begins with healthy soil for roots to grow within. The goal in interiorscaping is sustaining healthy plants - which all starts with the soil. Before spring, it's a good idea to start thinking about adding soil to all the plants that have been [...]

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