Monthly Archives: April 2019

Replacement Plants

free replacement plants at envirogreenery with maintenance program

Replacement Plants

There’s a really good reason why we offer free replacement plants with any office plant maintenance program.

Let’s face it: An office is probably one of the worst environments for a tropical plant to try and thrive in. Not only is light usually limited, but the plant faces other challenges such as extremely dry air, constant whacking and bumping, overwatering from well meaning employees (and the occasional left over splash of coffee 🙁 Never understood that…) moving from one area to another, etc.

So with these challenges, there’s only so much that dusting, regular fertilizer, and pruning are going to do. Many times, your plants will naturally thin out over time, and this is why you have a plant service–so that we can provide you with new, healthy replacement plants.

At EnviroGreenery, we tend to be very liberal with plant replacements. It doesn’t have to die before we give you a new one–usually our guidelines is about 40% of foliage loss and we’ll be happy to bring you a brand spanking new plant, fresh off the trucks we get from sunny Florida.

You can learn more about the plants used in this living plant wall on our Interior Plant Library page.

To learn more about plant walls, visit our living plant wall page HERE

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To learn about the benefits of indoor plants, check out our Benefits page, or view our Portfolio Of Plant Installations

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You can also view some Testimonials and the latest Blog posts, as well as learn about our Charitable program Plants for Paws

By |2020-05-13T10:24:15-04:00April 25th, 2019|Plant Care|Comments Off on Replacement Plants

Root Rot

Root Rot

Root rot can kill a plant faster than any pest, and comes from overwatering plants.

Check out This post that I did on it a year or so ago on how to prevent it from the start.

To learn about the benefits of indoor plants, check out our Benefits page, or view our Portfolio Of Plant Installations

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You can also view some Testimonials and the latest Blog posts, as well as learn about our Charitable program Plants for Paws

By |2020-05-13T10:24:59-04:00April 16th, 2019|Plant Care|Comments Off on Root Rot

Lobby Plants

large plants in a lobby in dedham massachusetts

Lobby Plants

Probably the best place to think of adding interior plants to your office is your lobby.

You tend not to think about it, and why should you? 5 days a week you blow right through it on your way to your office or desk, and never consider the impression you’re making to visitors, interviewees, or even your employees.

But your lobby is where you make your all important first impression, and where you can make the most impact with some beautiful plants to help soften things up for visitors to your office.

You can learn more about these plants and others on our Interior Plant Library page.

To learn more about our fantastic staff, visit our staff bio page here

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To learn about the benefits of indoor plants, check out our Benefits page, or view our Portfolio Of Plant Installations

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You can also view some Testimonials and the latest Blog posts, as well as learn about our Charitable program Plants for Paws

By |2020-05-13T10:25:41-04:00April 5th, 2019|Plant Care|Comments Off on Lobby Plants

Bushy Plant Walls

Green wall--live plant wall example

Bushy Plant Wall

When we first started installing live plant walls, I found myself tending to design most of them with this very organized, structured look of either all one species of plants, or two species layered perfectly together in exact slanted lines, etc.

Lately, I’ve tended to trend more to these bushy, junglely looking plant walls, such as this one we have installed in Watertown, Ma.

These types of design emphasize diversity of texture and leaf; big broad leaves, varigated shades of greenish grey and dark green, soft, rounded leaves and sharp pointed ones. Personally, I think it’s more indicative of what an actual jungle would look like–there’s not a lot of order and structure in the vegetation in the rainforest.

It’s kind of a zen thing. There is no perfection in nature because nature is perfect all by itself. I think these type of living plant walls reflect that type of thinking.

You can learn more about the plants used in this living plant wall on our Interior Plant Library page.

To learn more about plant walls, visit our living plant wall page HERE

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To learn about the benefits of indoor plants, check out our Benefits page, or view our Portfolio Of Plant Installations

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You can also view some Testimonials and the latest Blog posts, as well as learn about our Charitable program Plants for Paws

By |2020-02-18T14:29:44-04:00April 11th, 2019|Living Walls|Comments Off on Bushy Plant Walls

Bamboo Palms

Bamboo palm in peabody massachusetts country club

Bamboo Palms

Bamboo Palms (Chamaedorea Seifrizii)

The elegant Bamboo Palm is not really bamboo, but a species called Chamaedorea that closely resembles bamboo enough to derive it’s common name from it.  It has tall graceful fronds that grow vertical from a center root ball, and full size specimens of 6 feet or more are truly beautiful.

Like all indoor palms, it requires a decent amount of fresh air (lobbies are best, conference rooms are not!) and Chamaedorea is a bit more tolerant of lower light levels than most indoor palms.

They are best treated with a systemic insecticide such as Merit