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7 02, 2020

Fluoride Injury

By |2019-06-06T08:49:21-07:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

Fluoride toxicity is a common problem that mars the appearance of many foliage plants including ']anet Craig', 'Warneckif, 'Massangeana' cane, spider plant, Cordyline, parlor palm, Calathea, Maranta and Yucca. Often fluoride injury is so severe that replacement is required. One of the sources of fluoride is fluoridated municipal water, added to water to prevent tooth decay. [...]

10 01, 2020

VIP’s Tips and Horticultural Tidbits

By |2019-05-27T16:02:30-07:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Plant Technician Skills|Tags: |0 Comments

Foliage plants with bright, strong colors and variegation (crotons, for instance) require warm temperatures and lots of bright sunlight to keep their markings and intense colors. Clivias need three months of dormancy or artificial drought to produce a flower bud. The bud will form about one month after normal watering is resumed. Certain flowering plants will [...]

6 12, 2019

Insectile Factoids

By |2019-05-23T12:55:10-07:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

In a single acre of earth, you may find thousands of insect species and many millions of individual insects. Not surprising really; insects are by far the predominant group of animals on the planet. More than a million species have been identified, more than all other animal species combined. Insects rule terra firma but not the [...]

8 11, 2019

Legless to lush

By |2019-05-23T12:55:32-07:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Plant Knowledge|Tags: |0 Comments

Chamaedorea Falcifera Plants that have weak, leggy growth or sparsely spaced leaves produce new vigorous growth if cut back hard to a healthy bud or leaf node. (This means that cut back that tall thin Chamaedorea and it will push up new growth from the base. This also means you should cut back those [...]

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, [...]

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