Why do some houseplants come in soil and others come in lava rock? If you aquire plants that are grown in a mixture of lava rock, peat moss and time release fertilizer ( usually small green beads in the top portion of the mix) you can bet your green thumb that they were grown in […]Continue reading

Why does a plant get yellow leaves? It is normal to have some leaves yellow and dry up on your indoor potted plants. This processes could be likened to your skin cells that are continuously regenerating. The leaves will never turn green again, so pull the yellow leaves off the plant. If there is excessive […]Continue reading

House plants come from the jungles, deserts and forests of the tropics and subtropics. Some varieties come from islands in the Mediterranean and others come from the diverse climates of Africa and South America. Since the time of the Egyptians mankind has been cultivating plants for indoor use. During the Victorian era palms and aspidistras […]Continue reading

Ficus trees are one of the most requested Indoor plants, after all they do look like a tree and that’s what many clients envision when they wish to create a natural park-like environment inside their lobby, office, or home. Ficus trees do well inside spaces with high indirect light such as near a west or […]Continue reading

Mealy bugs! Yuck!! Mealy bugs appear on plants as small, soft bodied insects with a fuzzy white covering. They are common to indoor plants. The visible mealy bugs are the females. They may have fringes around their bodies and a small tail (or two). The male mealy bug is a tiny winged critter that’s hard […]Continue reading

The Dracaena Family makes up a large portion of the professional interiorscapers arsenal. This diverse group of botanicals number well over 40 varieties, including some of the most popular air scrubbing plants we use to “green up” our interior spaces. Dracaena Massangeana, Warneckii, Lisa, Arborea and Janet Craig are just a few of the commonly […]Continue reading