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6 02, 2019

Why Every Plant Technician is a Salesperson

By |2018-12-29T14:53:45-07:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Why Every Plant Technician is a Salesperson Always be on the lookout for potential sales When you visit one of your accounts, you are not only a plant technician, but a salesperson as well. Your customer will recognize you as a plant professional and feel comfortable asking questions. They see you as an expert [...]

4 02, 2019

3 Blooming Plants

By |2018-12-29T14:54:48-07:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Lovely Hoya bella The Goldfish Plant. Belonging to the Gesneriaceae family, Nematanthus gregarius have brightly colored orange flowers, shaped like goldfish crackers. These indoor specimens are from tropical South America have fleshy, closely set oval leaves, growing in opposite pairs along the stem, which can grow to two feet long. The decorative one inch [...]

30 01, 2019

6 Tips to Care for your Planter Beds

By |2018-08-03T16:48:35-07:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Alocasia do well in containers and planter beds 6 Tips to Care for your Planter Beds Most plants you encounter on your daily routes are individually planted or staged into decorative containers. When you have an interior foliage planted bed to service, there needs to be a shift in your thinking to provide proper [...]

28 01, 2019

Most Popular Blooming Plants in Interiorscapes

By |2018-08-03T18:35:13-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Most Popular Blooming Plants in Interiorscapes Beautiful blooming orchids I smelt the violets in her hand and asked, half in words, half in signs, a question which meant, “Is love the sweetness of flowers?”  - Helen Keller This wonderful quote summarizes the lure of the flower for all of us. The scent of a [...]

23 01, 2019

The Crassulaceae Plant Family

By |2018-06-19T12:11:03-07:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Succulent plants love sunny, arid climates Succulents are just really cool plants, and recently I have started to see them installed in a variety of interiorscapes to add color and interest. Two succulents we are all familiar with using indoors are Kalanchoes and Jade plants, but there are many, many more to explore. Because [...]

21 01, 2019

Plant Grooming Basics

By |2018-12-29T14:51:09-07:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Check Ficus for yellow leaves Despite your best efforts, even a healthy plant will occasionally shed a leaf or two. The dying leaf turns yellow, then brown when it is dead. Yellow leaves can often trigger a panic reaction in clients—"My plant is dying!" Just three or four yellow leaves on an otherwise attractive [...]

16 01, 2019

Plant Container Care Checklist

By |2018-12-24T09:10:25-07:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

How do your plants look after the holidays? The holidays are almost over. The decorations have come down and the plants are somewhat back to their original locations. So, now that your service visits are back to “normal," how do your accounts look? Here is a To Do list to help you re-look at [...]

14 01, 2019

Professional Development for Interior Plant Technicians

By |2018-12-29T14:49:38-07:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Are your plant technician skills current? It’s time to get uncomfortable. If you want to stay significant at work, don’t let your or your skills become obsolete. The mantra is the same: develop your professional ability in order to achieve your financial and career goals. But don’t just add new skills willy-nilly. Develop a [...]

9 01, 2019

Getting to the Root of the Problem

By |2018-12-29T14:47:59-07:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Diagnose plant problems easily Finding the cause of interior plant problems can be tricky at times. Due to the nature of route work, we usually see the plants in our care about the same time and on the same day of the week. When that routine changes it can be surprising what differences appear. [...]

7 01, 2019

Clear Priorities for Managers

By |2018-12-29T14:47:01-07:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge|0 Comments

It's helpful to have clear priorities Transition and change confront us on a daily basis, creating new pressures and distractions. As these happen some of the companies priorities may change, and you will need to integrate these shifting priorities into your work. Maybe your priority is to always get to work by 7:00 AM [...]