Plant Tips and Tricks

Large Leaf Plants

In general, plants with larger leaves need less exposure to sunlight since they have more surface area with which to absorb it. This is something important to consider when shopping for a plant inside your office. If sunlight is at a premium, then consider a plant that won’t need as much.

Don't place your Fig trees in a drafty area

Avoid placing fig tree in areas with drafts or temperature fluctuations. Southern or Western exposure to natural light, supplemented with fluorescent or incandescent artificial light in the office is best for this plant.

Less is sometimes more

It is easy to assume that the more fertilizer a plant has the better it will grow; this however, could not be further from the truth. Over fertilization of your plant’s soil can damage your plant to the point of no return. If this were to occur, by accident, you can attempt to dissolve the fertilizer with clear water. Flush your plant out completely three or four times in half hour increments, and hopefully the plant won’t be lost.

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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