Plantscape Design

How to Source Unique Tropical Plants

Tropical Plant Procurement The Sealing Wax Palm has brilliant red crownshaft and is rare in North America. In 2011, Planterra sourced these palms for installation at Queen Elizabeth’s Official Canadian Residence, Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Ornamental acclimated tropical foliage is a specialty crop grown for use as houseplants and for commercial interior plantscape installations. These plants are selected and hybridized for specific characteristics, the kind that makes them successful plants to use indoors. The number of growers who specialize in plantscape grade foliage is small in comparison to other ornamental producers. Their geographic concentration in south Florida makes the supply susceptible…

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What are the best irrigation methods for interior plants?

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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How do plants influence hotel star and diamond rating?

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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What is the Best Topdressing for Interior Plants?

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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