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28 03, 2018

Understanding Plant Nutrition

By | 2018-05-10T09:09:36+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tidbits|0 Comments

Plants need beneficial minerals There are specific beneficial minerals that will enhance the growth of the plants in your care. Lack of these nutrients could mean that plants are not growing at the optimum potential, but merely surviving. Here's what you should know: Beneficial micronutrients: Sodium is involved in water movement and ionic balance, [...]

21 03, 2018

What is Light Duration?

By | 2018-05-10T09:11:09+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tidbits|0 Comments

Light duration changes seasonally The total number of hours of light per day that a plant receives is called the light duration. Duration combined with intensity adds up to the total foot-candles a plant is receiving. For example, a plant that is receiving 100 foot-candles for 12 hours per day is getting the same [...]

14 03, 2018

4 Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

By | 2018-05-10T09:12:49+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tidbits|0 Comments

Are you ready for spring? It’s one of those things that just happens once spring approaches. A sudden urge to have everything sparkling and beautiful. The plants in your accounts should always look great...no dust, straight stems, best side forward and moss just right. One way to keep them looking that way is a [...]

7 02, 2018

How to Care for Bromeliads

By | 2018-05-10T09:21:33+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tidbits|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 [...]

15 01, 2018

5 Tips to Improve your Posture & Prevent Injury

By | 2018-05-10T09:34:59+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Plant Technician Skills, Tidbits|0 Comments

Good posture helps prevent injury Plant technicians are increasingly susceptible to repetitive stress injuries of all kinds, so remember that good posture is among the things you can do physically to help ward off unnecessary strains. Heed these tips:  1. Don’t lean your head forward The average adult head weighs 10 pounds. When it’s carried [...]

28 12, 2017

Customer Service Tips from the Experts

By | 2018-05-10T09:39:40+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Customer Service, Interior Plants, Money Tips, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Tidbits|0 Comments

Keep Bamboo palms looking their best More customers are being added everyday to your service department and to keep both your old and new customers happy, you must continue to focus on the quality of your service. Quality means accepting nothing less than the best performance from yourself and from others in your company. [...]

8 11, 2017

Neem Oil for Organic Pest Control

By | 2018-05-10T09:53:56+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Interior Plants, Money Tips, Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Tidbits|0 Comments

Neem oil treats pests organically Here's something new to try in the war against insects taking over your interiorscapes. Neem oil is a natural, organic insect and pest control made by pressing the seeds of the neem tree (Azadircta indica). This plant is native to East India and Burma, and is a tropical evergreen [...]

1 11, 2016

Encourage New Cane Plant Growth

By | 2017-01-09T09:59:17+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Interior Plants, Plant Knowledge, Tidbits|0 Comments

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 [...]