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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 [...]

22 11, 2018

Plant Spotlight – Poinsettias

By |2019-04-29T12:17:03-07:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Those colorful leaves are called bracts Indeed the bright cheery image of poinsettias has become an integral part of the holiday season for most Americans. Native to Mexico, Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly called poinsettia, is a succulent and needs plenty of strong light to flourish. In production, 6000 foot-candles are needed to grow a strong plant. [...]

10 09, 2018

Color Contrast and Harmony

By |2019-04-29T12:21:19-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Create colorful plant displays What do we know of color and how to best use it in interiorscapes? Color theory is often defined on a wheel. Gather up the nearest set of crayons and use the color wheel provided to draw in the listed colors. The colors we call the primary colors are red, [...]

15 08, 2018

Proactive Plant Care

By |2019-04-29T12:20:51-07:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Customer Service, Plant Knowledge, Plant Technician Skills|Tags: |0 Comments

Plants with high visibility should look vibrant and healthy Various problems are encountered when working with interiorscape plants. Left unnoticed, these problems can lead to a decline in the overall plant quality of an account, a decline in customer satisfaction, or a decline in technician safety. Some of these situations change so gradually that [...]

9 07, 2018

Why do Some Plants Sweat? 

By |2019-04-29T12:19:21-07:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

Do plants actually sweat? How many times has someone pulled you into their office, pointing to their Ficus, saying, “ My plant is covered with bugs!! What are they and what are you going to do about them?” No matter how many times this happens, it can always give you a little start. Your [...]