Plant Tips and Tricks

Be Kind to Your Neighbor

Consider your coworkers. One man's favorite flower is another man's enemy, so take the allergies and sensitivities of your coworkers and clients into consideration. Gardenias, for example, have a lovely smell but cause many people to develop headaches

Check plants for common insects

The most common insects that attack plants indoors are mealy bugs, scale, and mites. Inspect the your plant's leaves regularly for these pests.

Pot Color and Design

A neutral colored pot or container for your plant will show your plant’s colors to the best advantage. By not drowning the plant out with a bright container, the plant will be the first thing people see.

Sticky House Plant Leaves

Often, sticky leaves is caused by Scale. Scale is an insect that sucks the juices out of plants. The sticky stuff that accumulates around the plant is from insect secretion. Take a look at the undersides of the leaves for tan, black or brown bumps. Control Scale by suffocating the insect. A safe horticultural oil will do the trick.