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How houseplants can help against dry skin

New research published in the international journal Air Quality, Atmosphere, and Health shows houseplants are good for our skin. Plants -- like people -- release moisture into the air as they breathe, acting as natural humidifiers. Keep several plants in the rooms you spend the most time in. You might…

A tabletop version of a green wall system lauched

Air8Green LLC is introducing a tabletop version of its green wall system Aerogation called brēth, designed for the desk. "It will keep the air clean and odor free around you all day", says Mark Prescott of Air8Green LLC. brēth is both an all natural air purifier and a self-sufficient indoor planter. "It's specifically engineered to remove…

UK: Spotlight on plastic use in horticulture

The BBC Gardeners World team recently featured an item on the widespread use of plastic pots within the horticultural industry – both commercially and in retail garden centres. To highlight the most common of practices within retail horticulture, the GW team visited Lovania's head office and quizzed Production Director Paul Rossington on…

India looking to cut down on air pollution using plants

This monsoon, Delhi is at its verdant best. With the soot and dust washed off, leaves are finally flaunting their original shades. Even the naked patches of earth, turned sandy and gritty from the city’s construction debris, have burst into untamed greenery. Somehow, many of the vertical gardens…

US (CA): Carnivorous plants growing in popularity

Half Moon Bay native Joshua Brown has been collecting carnivorous plants since seventh-grade. In college, the collection lived in a terrarium under his dorm-room bed. The hobby eventually led to a mail-order nursery business and, in July, Brown opened his first brick-and-mortar carnivorous plants store…

New electronic version Nutrient Recommendation System

"System makes it easier to find required nutrient supply schedule"

Ongoing research at commercial nurseries with Phalaenopsis and pot Anthurium is used to check a new electronic version of the former tables of the Nutrient Recommendation System for container plants. The electronic System makes it easier to find the required nutrient supply schedule based on potting soil…

Phalaenopsis: September houseplant of the month

Phalaenopsis is an elegant orchid with flowers that are a bit reminiscent of moths - hence the commonly used name, moth orchid. The plant as a whole is more like a green ballerina. An opulent flower branch grows from an elegant tall stem and starts to bow gracefully as more flowers appear. The flowers…

Australia: USyd staff give out free pot plants

Members of the USyd branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) have been spotted handing out free pot plants to staff entering the new F23 Administration Building. The distribution of Australian flora from 8am to 10am is a gesture intended to celebrate the NTEU’s success. The University’s…

"Ice watering a successful method for phalaenopsis orchids"

Phalaenopsis orchids are the top selling potted flowering plant in the US. Ohio-based company Just Add Ice recommends watering with ice cubes, sparking ongoing debate among orchid enthusiasts – a debate that's now over, as new research officially backs the safety and efficacy of watering with ice. To…

Piet Kuivenhoven, Kuivenhoven Potplanten

"Passion is the icing on the cake of the company"

According to Piet Kuivenhoven, passion and innovation are the distinctive values ​​of Kuivenhoven Potplanten in Poeldijk, The Netherlands. Although the pot plant grower has only just passed 50, he is already working hard to secure the future of his company and those core values. To realize this,…

UK grower replaces the black plastic pot

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have been at the forefront of the current industry initiative to replace black plastic pots with a kerbside recyclable alternative and have chaired the recent meeting to push this movement forward. Increasing pressure from consumers on single use plastics has led to the…

HTA member growers initiate a way forward for the future of plant pots

Taupe is the new black

Following increasing attention in the media on single-use plastics a group of key UK growers, and representatives from the HTA, seized the initiative last week to discuss the future of plastic pots within the garden industry. Allensmore Nurseries, Darby Nursery Stock, Double H Nurseries, Farplants, Hill’s Plants, Johnsons of…


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