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23 05, 2018

Understanding Plant Diseases

By | 2018-05-10T10:08:37+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Featured Article, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Pests, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Plant diseases will change the appearance of a plant A broad definition of a plant disease is any condition in which a plant varies in some way from a normal/healthy plant either in structure or function. The plant can appear to be shorter, have more, less or deformed branches and fewer leaves that somehow [...]

21 05, 2018

Useful Tips for Insect Season

By | 2018-05-10T10:09:17+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Interior Plants, Money Tips, Pests, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Pesky aphids damage plants Welcome to bug season. With the warmer weather comes the sudden rise in insect populations. A plant that has been “pest-free” in the cooler months is unexpectedly overcome with spider mites. The pothos is suddenly infested with mealybugs. Aphids are feasting on the new growth of your Schefflera arboricola. What [...]

9 05, 2018

10 Questions to Assess Customer Service Skills

By | 2018-05-10T08:57:08+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Money Tips, Plant Technician Skills, Quiz / Poll|1 Comment

What's your customer service score? Customer service is not a perfect science. You can’t write a formula for how to respond to each situation. People are unpredictable, so interactions will always have to be individualized for each situation. A key to being successful in dealing with customers is to remain flexible. Each interaction is [...]

18 04, 2018

Smart Plant Management Strategies

By | 2018-05-10T09:04:54+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Featured Article, Free Promo Article, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Interior conditions should support plant health Sometimes the best approach to preserve a plant’s beauty and the quality of an interiorscape design is to focus on the environmental conditions that may be causing a plant to deteriorate. In order to correct the situation, you must first determine the cause of the underlying stress and change [...]

11 04, 2018

15 Fertilizer Guidelines for Plant Care

By | 2018-05-10T09:06:27+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured Article, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Do your plants need fertilizer? In the spring, you will frequently be asked by your customers if it's time to feed the plants in your accounts. First and foremost, people are often confused by how plants grow. They are relating to plants as though they are their children or pets that need food for growth. [...]

9 04, 2018

How to Control Scale Insects

By | 2018-05-10T09:07:15+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Free Promo Article, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Pests, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Check Spathiphyllum for scale insects When you walk under that 16’ Ficus and your shoes stick to the carpet, like in an old movie theater, you have scale. When your Spathiphyllum looks like somebody has dribbled a can of soda over some of its leaves, you quite possibly have scale. When you see ants [...]

2 04, 2018

A Brief History of Plant Pests

By | 2018-05-10T09:08:45+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured Article, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Pests, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Many insects affect plant health About 10,000 years ago, the last of the Pleistocene glaciers had retreated and it was the dawn of a new age for humans. Someone picked some seeds from a favorite grain plant and saved them. Then, in a favorable place where game was plentiful, this person planted these seeds. [...]

26 03, 2018

An Interior Plant Technician Explains 

By | 2018-05-10T09:10:25+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Featured Article, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Are your Dracaena roots covered? Over the past few months, we have been jotting down questions about plant problems from plant technicians. Some of the questions couldn’t be answered with just a simple “more water, less water” or “watch for bugs” type of response. A bit more background was needed. A bit more history about [...]

12 02, 2018

25 Time-Saving Tips for Interior Plant Technicians

By | 2018-05-10T09:20:46+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Free Promo Article, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|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 [...]

31 01, 2018

The Importance of Plant Inventories

By | 2018-05-10T09:29:41+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Interior Plants, Money Tips, 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 [...]