Aglaonema is a genus of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea. They are known commonly as Chinese evergreens.
Though they technically “flower”–the flowers are nothing to write home about; generally being fairly colorless and fading over a period of a couple weeks.
The real appeal of these beauties is the leaves–brilliant green with red edges and veins–they are an excellent low light plant that adapt well to indoor environments. Keep them pruned because they get leggy, give them only a little water every couple of weeks, and they’ll generally thrive, being fairly resistant to most insects and diseases.
They’re a perfect way to add some lasting color in low light rooms!
By tlannan2|2020-05-13T10:26:06-04:00February 19th, 2019|Plant Care|Comments Off on Red Siam Plant–Colorful low light plants
A ficus tree is what most people think of when they imagine an indoor tree. They’re common in Interior Landscape environments–malls, airports, and lobbies, because given the right lighting levels they can grow huge indoors.
They require lots of natural light, either in or very near a sunny window, and they like fresh air, but don’t like drafts. What that means is that they’re ideal for a large lobby away from the front doors (where fresh air comes in) but may struggle in a stuffy conference room, no matter how large it is, with heat vents blasting on their tender little leaves. Like any indoor plant, they like a good soaking and then like to dry out a bit between waterings.
Once established, they’re pretty resistant to most pests except mealybug–this you’ll have to watch out for. They are aggressive growers and resilient though, so if they defoliate you can prune them and they’ll usually bounce back. As with all plants, a few yellow leaves and some dropping leaves now and then is completely normal.
These trees shown on the left are growing outdoors in the Caribbean, with lots and lots of sunshine, rain, breeze and humidity, which is why they’re gigantic! Given the right environment, these trees can grow to 70 or 80 feet tall, as they often do in their native environment, the jungles of the Indian subcontinent.
By tlannan2|2019-03-11T07:13:29-04:00February 15th, 2019|Plant Care|Comments Off on Ficus Trees
It doesn’t always have to be live plants that make a huge difference in any space.
For this vestibule in Waltham, we created some artificial orchid displays using bamboo poles and cheery white and orange orchid stems.
You can read more about this particular project on our: custom plant installations page:
By tlannan2|2019-02-13T13:16:32-04:00February 13th, 2019|custom projects|Comments Off on Indoor Orchid Plant Displays Waltham MA