Plant Tips and Tricks

Ideal Office Plants

Rooms that are used for mental stimulation, such as an office, should contain the more spiky or spiny plants. Consider plants such as snake plants, palms, aloe, and yuccas for these rooms

Keep track of the volume of water that you use

Keeping track of the amount of water you use is helpful to a plant’s survival for a number of reasons. It will indicate the amount of water you need to use, as well as how often the plant needs to be watered. It will also indicate whether or not your plant is being over or under-watered by the dryness or dampness of the soil.

Leaf Spots, Blotches, and Blemishes

Spots, blotches, or blemishes on the leaves of your plant come from a variety of sources. Intense light causes sunburn on your plant, causing the leaves to blister. Make sure you know what level of sunlight your plant requires to avoid over exposure. Temperatures below 50 degrees F also cause spotting on your plant. Spray from chemicals and over watering are also causes for spots and blemishes. Keeping your plant on a strict watering schedule is an easy way to avoid that problem.

Can you really catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?

A common problem with office plants is an infestation of Fungus gnats. Fungus gnats are small, dark-colored flies that jump and fly across the office plant potting soil surface. Studies show that gnats are attracted to vinegar. Fill a jar almost to the top with vinegar, poke several small holes in the lid and then set it out.