March 4, 2019

Finding plant inspiration at the Detroit Zoo

When the Detroit Zoo opened in its current Royal Oak location in 1928, it was the first zoo in the country to have animal exhibits without bars. Two of its most interactive exhibits to this day are the butterfly garden and free-flight aviary. Housed separately in one building, visitors will find hundreds of butterflies and 20 different species of birds, respectively. Detroit Zoo Butterfly garden and free-flight aviary. In the 1990s, our professionals at Planterra had the honor of installing the butterfly garden. Over the
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February 7, 2019

What is that Palm-like Plant?

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.
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January 14, 2019

Ways to Brand Your Office with Plants

Showcasing a strong visual identity not only differentiates you from your competitors but it’s what makes your brand memorable. Office plants give businesses a cohesive and professional look and also add a wow factor! Planterra’s national account program offers plant branding for companies with multiple locations and delivers consistent, reliable and unified interior landscaping. Here are some great ways you can brand your office with plants. Planters can be custom color matched to corporate logos. Keep it consistent: Branding is all about consistency. Your office
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December 29, 2018

Why you should buy holiday décor for your office building in January

Like all who decorate for the holiday season, business and building owners often wait until well into the year to consider their holiday displays. It may not be obvious that the global holiday décor supply chain follows an annual import calendar. It starts in January for the holiday to come. Trees with ornament high density make an impact. That’s why pre-ordering décor in the first quarter of the year guarantees style selections and saves several layers of costs that would otherwise be added by importers
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December 27, 2018

Ficus Myths Debunked

In our Q&A we ask Larry Pliska, Planterra’s founder, about the issues, concerns and myths surrounding ficus trees. Q: Are Ficus trees dated relics of the 70s and 80s? The same trees installed in 1984 have thrived for 30 years. First of all, it is preposterous to assume any tree or plant is out of date or dated. While plants and some varieties of plants are popular during certain eras, it is important to recognize that a plant is a natural, living, breathing organism that
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