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19 04, 2019

Eco-Friendly Offices

By |2019-04-10T12:32:38-07:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

Earth Day is right around the corner! Monday, April 22nd! As interiorscapers, we here at TropicalPlant Technicians feel that we are allies to plants all around the world. Not only do they clean our air, making it possible for us to breathe, but they also make our amazing planet a more beautiful and pleasant place to live. This [...]

17 04, 2019

Nutrient Deficiencies

By |2019-02-20T16:14:16-07:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

All of us have made some mistakes and killed off a few plants. Overwatering, underwatering, not detecting insects until they carried the plant away, the normal stuff. But as the years go on and we learn from our mistakes, we get better at what we do, and new problems arise. Aging plants in aging soil, now [...]

15 04, 2019

Find New Energy

By |2019-02-20T16:01:52-07:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Boost your energy levels by keeping your eyes open to new opportunities, seeking new servicing and plantscaping tips, and maintaining high levels of curiosity about your industry. How does one go about doing this you ask? The following suggestions can help you expand your plant knowledge and improve your quality of service, leading to new energy. [...]

12 04, 2019

5 Steps to Prune Ficus Trees

By |2019-04-10T13:26:38-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Steps to Prune Ficus Trees Ficus tree Where should I start to prune? This is their pet Ficus tree; how can I cut it without asking? Is someone watching me? What if I make a mistake? I have no extra time today to prune or clean up a mess. Are these the excuses [...]

10 04, 2019

Full Foliage with Ferns

By |2019-04-09T08:51:39-07:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Ferns have been part of the interiorscape for centuries but have fallen to the wayside recently, with customers favoring tall palms and little succulents. "That's fine with me," some of you interiorscapers may be saying. Ferns can be messy with their leaf droppings and temperamental nature. We would like to argue though that ferns should hold a [...]

8 04, 2019

10 Easy Affirmation to Start Toward a Better You

By |2019-04-02T17:39:13-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|0 Comments

Not many people can wake up feeling cheery and optimistic every day. Most of us have heard the concept of "you create your own reality" though, and here are some things you can do to turn your bad day into a better one. The way we act, react, and think can help put you in a [...]

3 04, 2019

10 Golden Rules of Interiorscaping

By |2019-02-20T16:01:18-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Don't down them. Roots need air just as much as they need water. Keeping the soil soaked at all times means certain death for most plants. When learning how much water each plant needs on your accounts, consider not only the type of plant but also the amount of light it gets, the temperature of its environment, [...]

1 04, 2019

Repot? Why?

By |2019-02-20T16:02:34-07:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

When was the last time you repotted one of your plants? If you are like most interiorscapers your answer is probably years. We take care of so many plants, too. You'd think we'd say "every two years" as the books recommend. When you look at almost any houseplant care book there is usually quite a large [...]

27 03, 2019

Plant Pathogens

By |2019-02-20T16:03:13-07:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

There are 4 groups of plant pathogens that are commonly recognized: fungi bacteria viruses nematodes And as interiorscapers, we need a basic understanding of all 4.   Fungi Fungi are the largest group with over 100,000 known species. It's not required to learn them all though. The reproductive spore floats through the air very effectively or [...]

25 03, 2019

Plant Health: discoloration, iron, and fluoride

By |2019-02-20T16:03:21-07:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Weird Foliage Colors Loss of green color in mature leaves or the new growth appearing with abnormal pigments is frequently a symptom of fertilizer deficiency. Look closely at your plants; do they have a lush, vivid color or are they looking tired and dull? If they are looking tired, they might need a dose of fertilizer. [...]