Using Integrated Pest Management for indoor plantscapes When working with live plants, inside or out, management of pests is paramount to success. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a long-term effective and environmentally sensitive practice to maintain healthy live plants.It is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency. Indoor plants are susceptible to a wide variety of pests. In some cases, the plants are vulnerable due to lack of light, temperature changes, and dry air. Chemical pesticides tend to move up the food chain, posing a harm to not only pests but humans who encounter the treated plants as well. As an…

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Mastering irrigation for building interiors Interior landscapes require a customized approach when it comes to irrigation. One that will keep plants healthy and be thriving indoors. At Planterra, our experts use the most effective technology and methods of maintaining plantscapes indoors. When we ensure more efficient water usage, those practices can help control labor costs, too. Wondering how it works? Start with self-watering planters It all begins with self-watering planters. We recommend a sub-irrigation system for indoor plantscaping. Since the majority of interior plant installations are containerized, sub-irrigation is a reliable standard for indoor plants. It features an internal reservoir…

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Bamboo Palms in the Reagan Oval Office. The palm is an interior design classic, versatile and widely utilized to adorn spaces ranging from plush stately parlors to slick corporate office lobbies. This botanical family of plants are known for their fronds, trunks and stems. There are many plants that resemble palms—some of them even have the term “palm” in their name, but they may not be palms at all. We’ve put a list together to help you identify which plants are palms, which are not and how you can tell the difference. INDEED, a Palm! INDEED, A Palm! Adonidia PalmINDEED,…

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Plants can improve Hospitality Industry ratings Working closely with the hospitality industry our team at Planterra understand how to customize the experience using plantscaping. Whether the location is a luxury hotel, retail business or casino, indoor plants and flowers can positively impact the experience. We frequently design and install plants for hotels that meet the hospitality standards for live plants. Plants make a good first impression Indoor plants evoke a sense of luxury – and in any setting make a good impression. When visiting a hotel lobby, for instance, guests report that healthy plants are a welcome find. As long as flower fragrances are…

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Topdressing for Interior Plantscapes Walk into any office or public building and you might not immediately notice the topdressing chosen for surrounding plants. A lot of planning goes into details like topdressing, the staging material that covers the soil surface of any potted plant. Indoor Plantscaping is Different Most plantscapes incorporate this staging material into an overall design. It’s an entirely different process when you are working indoors than when you’re gardening outside. Many products meant to be applied outdoors can come with odors, allergens, attract new pests or can even be a fire hazard. It’s just not as simple…

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