Plant Tips and Tricks

Sticky House Plant Leaves

Often, sticky leaves is caused by Scale. Scale is an insect that sucks the juices out of plants. The sticky stuff that accumulates around the plant is from insect secretion. Take a look at the undersides of the leaves for tan, black or brown bumps. Control Scale by suffocating the insect. A safe horticultural oil will do the trick.

Do the research before you purchase plants.

It is important to remember that plants are living things, not just art that hangs on a wall or sits in a lobby. Do some research before you purchase a plant. Take time to examine our plant reference guide and decide which plant is best for your office. Think long term, that umbrella tree will fit great on your desk today, but what about when it’s full grown?

Soil Dryness or Excessive Fertilizing

Brown leaf tips or margins are a sign of soil dryness or excessive fertilizing. Keep on the look out for these signs and adjust your watering and fertilizing accordingly.

Easily Preventable Plant Death

The number one cause of plant death is over watering. Plants require a delicate balance of air, water, and light to survive, and waterlogged soil drives out all of the air and suffocates the plant.

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