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15 10, 2021

20 Characteristics of Good Managers 

By |2021-06-12T09:13:43-07:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Great managers inspire their plant technicians Managing interior plant technicians can be very stressful. It takes a lot of effort to make sure your technicians are knowledgeable about their work and servicing the accounts with ease. Good leadership is essential, but what are the characteristics of a good manager? Here are 20 characteristics of [...]

1 10, 2021

Why are my Plants Yellow?

By |2021-06-12T09:09:14-07:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Be on the lookout for yellow plant leaves What’s going on when you find yellow leaves on the plants in your care? The truth is that there will always be yellow leaves, it’s only natural. There are so many reasons for yellow leaves! Determining the cause and then attempting to stop the problem will lessen [...]

17 09, 2021

5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Plants

By |2021-06-12T08:28:59-07:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

5 Signs it's Time to Replace Plants Maybe it's time for new plants? Many of us choose plantscaping because we love plants. When a plant suddenly dies in our care we grieve the loss, for in some unique way we have lost a friend. Perhaps harder yet for us is when a plant has [...]

10 09, 2021

Customer Care Matters

By |2021-06-12T10:42:25-07:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Customer Care Matters Nurture your clients like you would your plants You may think that taking care of the plants in your accounts is of the utmost importance, but it's just as important to care for your customers. Clients will have questions, concerns and requests. Take the extra time to talk to them and [...]

27 08, 2021

Cyclamen Mite Damage in Interiorscapes

By |2021-06-12T08:28:08-07:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Check Schefflera for cyclamen mites Cyclamen mites! Where did they come from? In the past, infestations of these tiny pests were rare and most commonly found on African Violets. The easiest solution was to remove the infected plant to prevent the spread of these mites. Recently, there has been an increase in cyclamen mite [...]

20 08, 2021

What Is Sub-Irrigation?

By |2021-06-12T08:27:54-07:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Sub-irrigation methods explained Most of us were taught to water plants from above by sprinkling water like a gentle rain with gravity pulling it down through the root zone. Even as we learned about the dangers of overwatering indoor plants, like creating rotted roots from stagnant water standing in the decorative container, we continued [...]

13 08, 2021

Healthy Plants Need Good Soil

By |2021-06-12T08:27:43-07:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Seasonal color can only flourish in good soil Successful plant care begins with healthy soil for roots to grow within. The goal in interiorscaping is sustaining healthy plants - which all starts with the soil. Before spring, it's a good idea to start thinking about adding soil to all the plants that have been [...]

6 08, 2021

Common Leaf Problems in Tropical Foliage

By |2021-06-12T08:27:32-07:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Take a closer look at those leaves Leaf problems: Erwinia, Xanthomonas, Anthracnose, Alternaria, Botrytis, Pythium and Phytophthora to name a few of the big, bad and ugly leaf spots occasionally seen on tropical foliage plants. The many foliar leaf spots and blights that can occur on leaves of plants outdoors or in a production greenhouse will [...]

30 07, 2021

How to Care for Bromeliads

By |2021-06-12T08:27:21-07:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Beautiful Bromeliads display a variety of colors Bromeliads are members of the “Pineapple Family” (Bromeliaceae Family), which include more than 200 species and thousands of hybrids. Bromeliads can be found growing in extremely diverse environments: deserts, rainforests, mountains and beaches. Bromeliads in the wild Bromeliads are naturally epiphytic - clinging to trees, shrubs or [...]

23 07, 2021

Best Tools for Cleaning Plants

By |2021-06-12T08:26:42-07:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Best Tools for Cleaning Plants Remember to clean your plants with the proper tools Which tools are best to clean plants? Dusters work well to remove dust from leaves, but without proper cleaning, they can help pest infestations spread. What about sponges, cloths and spray bottles? Which method is best for your plants? Let’s [...]

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