Spotlighting: Dracaena fragrans canes What plant type tolerates low humidity and 50fc of light, sports designer stripes, comes in a variety of shapes and heights and has few pest problems? None other than our old friend Dracaena fragrans and the popular variety ‘Massangeana,’ commonly called the cornstalk plant! Originally from Upper Guinea, most of our fragrans [...]
Encourage New Cane Plant Growth Want to force new whorls of foliage on your Dracaena fragrans canes? Here’s a tip from Joe Cialone of Tropical Ornamentals, Delray Beach, Florida. Using awides aw blade, make a cut above a dormant bud at a node on the cane. Cut 1/3 into the cane to ensure the flow of [...]
Energy Tips for Interior Plant Technicians on the run or not! The demands of the holiday season — office parties that interfere with maintenance schedules, extra deliveries, late night installations and thousands of red poinsettias — place extra stress on your body and push your energy level to its limit. Before the extra demands creep into [...]
Fragile - Handle Plants With Care When transporting and installing flowering plants, it is important to protect their delicate blooms. Their life expectancy will be shortened if the plants are not handled properly from the time they leave the greenhouse or warehouse until they reach their new home on your account. Transporting flowering plants Plant sleeves [...]
When Hurricane Andrew hit the Dade County area of Rorida, August, 1992, it wiped out acres of tropical plants.
What causes plants to fade? You walk into your favorite account looking forward to caring for your long-time plant friends. To your surprise, you notice that some of them are starting to fade, slowly loosing their healthy luster. What's going on? Here are the top 10 reasons why plants wither and slowly die in [...]
Colorful Heliconias Did you know? Heliconias are plant favorites! This bold tropical plant with large decorative leaves looks like a cross between a banana and a Spathiphyllum. The neat thing is that even in interiorscapes, they will bloom with very exotic looking flowers sure to thrill your clients! Heliconias in the wild Heliconia originally [...]