Sauna and Poolside Friendly Plants

While we have helped many plants adapt to the interior, it is important to remember that all plants are native to the outdoor world. No plant is originally/ecologically an indoor plant. How well a plant adapts has to do not only with the plant but also with the varying conditions of the interior that the [...]

By |2019-05-16T09:42:00-07:00June 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Sauna and Poolside Friendly Plants

Epipremnum: Golden Pothos

Epipremnum aureum, also known as Golden Pothos, was formerly known as Scindapsus aureus. A member of the Araceae (Philodendron) family, they are native to the monsoon tropics of Malaysia. The plant has two leaf forms. The version of the leaf we see in interiorscapes is their juvenile state the heart-shaped, glossy, marbled leaves are small. Care [...]

By |2019-05-14T12:52:03-07:00June 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Epipremnum: Golden Pothos

All About Aglaonemas

Aglaonemas are one of the most frequently used plants in interiorscapes. Also called Chinese Evergreens, they are used as tabletop plants, stand-alone floor plants and as groundcovers in beds. They endure chronic over- and under-watering. It’s hard to envision an interiorscape without at least one or two aglos so let's learn all about Aglaonemas! History [...]

By |2019-05-14T11:20:52-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on All About Aglaonemas

Dracaena arborea: Dragon Tree

The Dracaena arborea, also called the Dragon Tree or Arborea is a magnificent plant. With a crown of long, tender leaves and a short stem, and coral roots, it’s a giant lily more so than a real tree. All Dracaenas are woody members of the Lily family mostly from Africa and the Pacific Islands. History [...]

By |2019-05-14T10:56:54-07:00May 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Dracaena arborea: Dragon Tree

How to use Neem Oil

Neem oil is pressed from the seed of the neem tree (Azadirachtin indica). Native to the dry forests of eastern India, Pakistan and Burma, this tree is known by several names including "village pharmacy," "cornucopia," "wonder tree," and "the veritable gold mine." Neem leaves, stems, seeds and oil have been used for medicinal purposes and [...]

By |2019-05-09T08:42:18-07:00May 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to use Neem Oil

Helping Plants Acclimate

When you move a plant from its greenhouse to the interiorscape, it will need some time to acclimate and get used to its new home. In the greenhouse, there is an abundance of bright light and high humidity, whereas most interiorscapes are dry and low light. Here are some tips on helping plants acclimate so [...]

By |2019-05-09T08:11:16-07:00May 13th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Plants Acclimate

Ficus: Facts and Care

Everyone knows about the Ficus lyrata (fiddle leaf tree) these days, but what about its brethren the Ficus benjamina or Ficus monique? Here we provide you with a little more information to broaden your fig tree knowledge base, plus a free infographic. Quick Facts F. lyrata: Did you know that this plant grows up to [...]

By |2019-05-07T08:30:10-07:00May 7th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ficus: Facts and Care

Clivia miniata: Bush Lily

Flowering Bush Lily Clivia miniata (AKA: bush lily) is a wonderfully hardy, long-living plant with an exceptional seasonal bloom display at the end of winter. Clivia is a member of the amaryllis family and is named after Charlotte Clive, Duchess of Northumberland, who developed it as an indoor plant in 1866. Clivias have thick, [...]

By |2019-04-27T10:21:53-07:00April 29th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Clivia miniata: Bush Lily

Fishtail Palm

The Fishtail Palm, also known as Caryota mitis, is one of Plantopia’s more fashionable plants in the interiorscapes of clients across the United States. Let the experts teach you a little more about these tropical beauties. Environment This plant is called fishtail due to its unique large feathery triangular leaflets. In the wild, it can [...]

By |2019-04-23T13:50:38-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Fishtail Palm

Dracaenas Varieties and Care

About Originally, dracaenas all evolved in the warm regions of the old world, mostly growing as an understory plant. Their leathery leaves all grow on tall stems with a leafy crown with thick rhizome roots. Because of these traits, they are well-adapted for indoor life. All Dracaenas varieties enjoy the warmth of the indoor environment [...]

By |2019-04-18T14:57:12-07:00April 16th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Dracaenas Varieties and Care
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