Plant Tips and Tricks

Care for your Lady Palm

Rhapis excelsa loves moist well-drained soil, so water generously. Avoid over watering. Over watering any plant that can cause root rot. The Lady Palm can thrive in shade as well as full solar exposure. Tip burning can occur in full direct sun while the plant is in the process of acclimating. For best leaf color and optimum growth, grow in full yet indirect light. In shade the leaves will darken.

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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.

Neem Oil Insecticide Kills Bugs

Neem oil insecticide can be used safely to treat office plants for mealybugs, aphids, whiteflies, thrips and fungus gnats. Neem oil causes bugs to lose their appetites causing them to starve. Neem oil also reduces female fertility and inhibits reproduction. Consider 2 to 3 applications over a short period of time to affect every life stage.

The easy orchid

The orchid is one of the easiest plants to maintain in an indoor space. Medium light is best with Eastern or Northern exposure to natural light, supplemented with fluorescent or incandescent artificial light in the office.

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