Plant Tips and Tricks

Do the research before you purchase plants.

It is important to remember that plants are living things, not just art that hangs on a wall or sits in a lobby. Do some research before you purchase a plant. Take time to examine our plant reference guide and decide which plant is best for your office. Think long term, that umbrella tree will fit great on your desk today, but what about when it’s full grown?

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.

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.

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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