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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 [...]

16 05, 2018

What’s in Your Potting Soil?

By | 2018-05-10T10:10:09+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Free Promo Article, Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

What are the elements of good potting soil? The next time you add more potting soil to the plants in your accounts, you may be wondering what all those granules you see in the soil are? Here's a quick and simple guide to the beneficial elements found in good potting soil. Perlite: What is that [...]

14 05, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Kentia Palms

By | 2018-05-15T14:57:45+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Featured Article, Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Howea forsteriana - Kentia palm Howea forsteriana (kentia palm) is a palm of mystery and beauty. This palm is one of the more commonly used plants in the interiorscape, particularly in low light areas. Its widespread popularity is due to the perfect symmetry of its spreading fronds and proven durability -- it will survive for [...]

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 [...]

7 05, 2018

Dos and Don’ts of Residential Interiorscaping

By | 2018-05-09T09:43:08+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|2 Comments

Be extra careful when working in residences Chihuly glass, Villeroy and Boch serving dish, Waterford Crystal punch bowl, Chivas Regal and a Peter Max painting. Question: What do these five items have in common? Answer: They are all things you should never touch when servicing plants in a residential account. Palatial plants Palatial plants [...]

2 05, 2018

Decorative Succulents for Interiorscapes

By | 2018-05-11T12:03:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured Article, Free Promo Article, Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Succulent arrangements create interesting & beautiful focal points in interiorscapes The succulent trend can hardly be called a trend any longer - these desert natives are making a permanent statement in interiorscapes. We love succulents because they're low maintenance, beautiful and they thrive in any number of decorative containers. Succulent varieties span the color [...]

30 04, 2018

How to Control Mealybugs

By | 2018-05-10T09:00:21+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Interior Plants, Pests, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|1 Comment

Aglaonema maria is prone to mealybugs There is nothing harder than getting rid of a mealybug infestation. Well, maybe scale. When you spot those telltale white cottony blobs on the Aglaonema in the planter at the mall you just have to moan ‘cause you know you’re in for a fight.' By the time you [...]

25 04, 2018

11 Helpful Time Management Tips

By | 2018-05-10T09:01:08+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Writing a list will help you stay on track There's always so much that needs to be done and it's easy to be overwhelmed when you have so much on your plate. Don't worry, there are 11 helpful tips below to help you make the most of our time. Break down major tasks into [...]

23 04, 2018

Create Beautiful Plantscapes with Ease

By | 2018-05-10T09:02:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Featured Article, Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Are your plantscapes harmonious? Interior plant technicians create "emotional environments" that bring a response from people. Whether you've been in the plantscaping family for years or are just beginning your career, it's often easy to forget the reasons why you started. Do you remember the effect that a plant or planting had upon you [...]