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11 10, 2019

Rainforest Tidbits

By |2019-05-15T14:46:36-07:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

Did you know? There are more kinds of trees (plants with woody stems) in a tropical rainforest than in any other area of the world. In one section of the rainforest in South America, scientists counted 179 different species of trees in a 500 square foot section. That's a lot of trees! Plant life in the [...]

6 09, 2019

Fig Trees: Care & Types

By |2019-05-23T12:56:19-07:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

The word Ficus is Latin for "fig", which is appropriate for these fig bearing fruit trees. There are over 900 species of Ficus (in the form of trees, shrubs, and vines) but the most common to the interiorscpaing world are F. lyrata (fiddle-leaf), F. benjamina, and F. amstel. Light These trees prefer medium to bright light [...]

16 08, 2019

Seasonal Shifts Affect Plants and People

By |2019-05-07T13:22:38-07:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

September is a month of changes for our interior plants. The plants are able to sense the changing light levels outside and respond by a marked shift in their water needs and growth habits. This change happens very suddenly, overnight it often seems. In a similar sense the coming of fall in September affects people with [...]

5 07, 2019

5 Vocab Terms for Interiorscapers

By |2019-04-30T10:37:34-07:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

Resurgence: when pesticides kill off natural pest enemies and populations rebound. Secondary pest outbreak: when natural enemies of potential pests are killed bringing them to pest status Residues: the number of pesticides remaining in or on plants after a pesticide spray. The residue can also be in or on soil and in water - these move [...]

7 06, 2019

5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Plants

By |2019-05-06T12:44:54-07:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge|Tags: |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 [...]

3 05, 2019

Why Plants Need Sunlight

By |2019-04-29T12:13:23-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Plants Need Sunlight All plants need sunlight It’s a simple fact. All green plants need light to survive and grow. Without light they could not exist. They all use light as a source of energy for photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that occurs only in the presence of light. Natural light from the sun, [...]

19 04, 2019

Eco-Friendly Offices

By |2019-04-29T12:04:39-07:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

Earth Day is right around the corner! Monday, April 22nd! As interiorscapers, we here at TropicalPlant Technicians feel that we are allies to plants all around the world. Not only do they clean our air, making it possible for us to breathe, but they also make our amazing planet a more beautiful and pleasant place to live. This [...]

12 04, 2019

5 Steps to Prune Ficus Trees

By |2019-04-29T12:14:01-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Steps to Prune Ficus Trees Ficus tree Where should I start to prune? This is their pet Ficus tree; how can I cut it without asking? Is someone watching me? What if I make a mistake? I have no extra time today to prune or clean up a mess. Are these the excuses [...]

25 02, 2019

3 Green Tips for Interior Plant Technicians

By |2019-04-29T12:15:37-07:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Going green is easy As part of the Green Industry we need to lead the way to help our world get going greener. Carry a cloth bag for your leaf scraps and trimmings and then empty it in greens compost bins now available in many commercial buildings. If no such bin exists take to [...]

2 01, 2019

The New Year Cleaning Plan

By |2019-04-29T12:16:04-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles, Tip of the Month|Tags: |0 Comments

Do you know how to clean your terra cotta planters? Happy 2019 Everyone! It's time to tackle new projects and really get your accounts in order. Some much needed cleaning is a good place to ensure everything looks its best for 2019. Sometimes there just seems to be dirt and grime everywhere! We’re talking [...]