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15 08, 2018

10 Reasons to Use a Plant Service

By |2018-08-12T19:35:43+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Plants improve the quality of a workplace You are riding in an elevator and the person riding up with you looks over and sees your water bucket. Inquisitively they ask, "Why do we even need a plant service in this building? Anybody can water plants, besides what’s wrong with fake plants?" Those are some [...]

13 08, 2018

Caring for Plants in Shopping Malls

By |2018-08-12T19:29:19+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge|0 Comments

Caring for plants in shopping malls requires extra attention to details Shopping malls are some of the trickiest interiorscape jobs to keep looking great. That's because more time must be allotted to keeping the plants clean than on any other job outside of restaurants. It's important to structure your time to give more to [...]

6 08, 2018

Watering Plants in Hot Weather

By |2018-08-08T10:43:21+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Water your plants proactively in the summer months Even though your interiorscape plants are indoors they can tell a change is taking place in the spring and they seem to wake-up as summer rolls around. Seasons change and so must the care we give to our plants. Beginning in late spring you may notice [...]

1 08, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Air Plants

By |2018-08-05T19:47:09+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Air plants are epiphytes If you’re like me, you can’t resist these amazingly varied plants in the genus Tillandsia, commonly called air plants. Some have unusual leaves, while others look like grasses. Many exhibit interesting textures, spiral patterns, unusual twists, or pleasing symmetries. Many air plants have small purple flowers, but some have red, [...]

30 07, 2018

Problematic Thrips

By |2018-08-03T17:49:58+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Monstera deliciosa is another plant prone to thrips In caretaking indoor plants, it's not unusual to go for months without ever seeing thrips. This pest tends to run in batches. When you discover thrips on one plant in an account the pest will very likely be on many plants throughout the account. But most [...]

25 07, 2018

Pest Control for Flying Insects

By |2018-05-10T09:57:44+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Flying insects can harm your plants Having trouble getting flying pests such as fungus gnats under control? Try controlling them with traps coated with sticky materials. Commercially made sticky traps are pieces of colored cardboard or plastic coated with polybutene-naptha inert rubber polymer. Wow! Long description for such a simple solution! Flying insects are [...]

23 07, 2018

Tips for Handling Fragile Plants

By |2018-08-03T16:52:59+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tip of the Month|0 Comments

Dracaena Warneckii has fragile leaves You can always tell a novice plant technician by the way they handle plants. “Oops, sorry! I guess those were some leaves I heard crunching when I grabbed the plant by its sleeve.” “Oops, would you look at that! I guess it isn’t rooted well enough to carry it [...]

18 07, 2018

When to Replace Interiorscape Plants

By |2018-08-03T18:21:34+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Do you know when to replace Chamaedorea metallica? The four per pot Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’ in the entry is down to one cane -- one nice cane, but it does look a bit thin... The kentia in the corner window office only has three fronds left on it -- though these three are quite [...]

16 07, 2018

Tough Plants For Pools and Saunas

By |2018-08-03T18:42:55+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Yucca plants make great additions to indoor spaces with pools or saunas Sometimes it's easy to forget that there's no such thing as an indoor plant. When we have the perfect well-lit, high humidity, climate-controlled atrium it seems that all plants are able to adapt to interiors. Not so, all plants are natives to [...]

11 07, 2018

How Plants Respond to Dehydration

By |2018-08-03T18:06:21+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Snake plant is beautiful and drought-tolerant Plants have adapted to survive dry periods in many ways. Some fold their leaves, others close their stomata. Interior plants living out their lives with their roots limited to the available moisture in a container, and their leaves exposed to chronic low humidity, are likely candidates for dehydration. [...]