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IPM Essen, January 23-26:

Henke Kunststoffe expands topfit range with new pots

Henke Kunststoffe will expand in the near future their topfit range with 6 new pots and will present them at the IPM Essen (23 Jan. - 26 Jan). The design of the bottom of these pots has been improved. The German packaging specialist already had some models with the same design, for example their 9cm, 10.5cm.....

Ronald van der Knaap, Kwekerij Tass

Grower in the spotlight: world's largest in Crocata

Of the five before the crisis, only two Crocata growers remain in the Netherlands. Kwekerij Tass (Tass Nursery) largest of the two by far, sends around 600,000 specimens annually and as of recently is also the only one in the world that has the plants in no less than three colours. And they're proud of it......

UK: PowerDaisy Sunny wins bronze RHS award

After entering the market in Spring 2016, Kerley & Co's new Calendula ‘PowerDaisy Sunny’ was placed third in the RHS “New Plant of the Year” award; it was the only patio plant to reach the top rankings. Val Bourne, in a judge’s eye-view of the Plant of the Year competition concluded: “If innovation truly.....

US (IA): Plantpeddler presents poinsettia variety day results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of over 120 commercial and pre‐release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted the week of Dec. 4 with representatives of all major breeders from Europe to Asia, broker representatives, and growers in attendance. The trial was produced under.....

January houseplant of the month: Dracaena

Dracaena is a tall, voluminous houseplant or tree with one or more trunks, from which fabulous leaves grow in green, yellow and gold, sometimes with some pink or red. There are many types of leaf: small, delicate and pointy or large and soft. The choice of trunks is also varied: thick, thin, tall, branched.....

"Christmas tree out, houseplant in!"

Christmas is not even over yet, but Thejoyofplants.co.uk is already preparing for their "Christmas tree out, Houseplant in" campaign.Many people might not know this, but even around the Christmas tree, some etiquette exists. Traditionally in the UK, real trees are usually cleared between 9 - 13 January (but.....

US (VA): Greenhouse grower nurses poinsettias all winter

Standing amid a sea of poinsettias, Becky Kelly is winding up another season of growing the holiday plants that burst with living color.It’s a labor of love for the owner of Indoor Farms Greenhouses in Meadowview, whose business is chock-full of greenhouse goodies nearly year-round.“We generally sell.....

US: T.O. Plastics expands line of square pots

T.O. Plastics introduces its two-quart, 5.5'' square pot and accompanying carry tray, suitable for a wide range of horticulture applications.The large square plant pots have a two-quart soil capacity, with nine bi-level drain holes strategically placed to aid drainage. Enhanced drainage was a specific.....

NL: App for watering being developed

With the signing of an agreement, a collaboration between Delphy, B-Mex and Florinco has been given formal shape. The collaboration focuses on the development of a software application to further optimise the watering on potted plant cultivation.The parties came together based on an initiative from Erfgoed,.....

US (NJ): Celebrating Garden State poinsettias

Like roses for Valentine’s Day and the lily for Easter, the poinsettia has become symbolic of and forever tied to Christmas.As we celebrate National Poinsettia Day earlier this week, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher visited Hionis Greenhouses in Hunterdon County last week to highlight.....

US: Reinventing the poinsettia

The red and green poinsettia is as timeless as Bing Crosby crooning “White Christmas,” though the appearance of more than 30 million plants is anything but automatic. Since the spring, skilled but nervous growers across the land have been raising one of their most economically important, and finicky,.....

US (VA): Orange County poinsettia growers provide over 1 million plants

One of the country's largest poinsettia growers is entering its busiest days of the year.American Color Incorporated grows 1.3 million poinsettias every year. That's about a 32-acre sea of red and green.The company's greenhouse grows 12 different types of poinsettias in a variety of colors, such as.....

US (OK): Poinsettias fly off the shelves at Oklahoma State University

Poinsettias were flying off the shelves at Oklahoma State University’s horticulture teaching greenhouses Thursday with more than 1,000 sold in the first three hours of a two-day sale that continues Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Bruce Dunn, associate professor of Floriculture at Oklahoma State University,.....

Australia: Daphne Perfume Princess is ready for retail shelves

One of the most successful plants to emerge from the Anthony Tesselaar stable has been Daphne Perfume Princess. Its full sun exposure, larger flower size and quick growing features have combined to produce a strong retailer / consumer demand for this plant.From now onwards, this popular plant will be readily.....