Pot plants

US (IA): Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day 2018 results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of over 125 commercial and pre‐release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 6, with representatives of all major breeders, broker representatives, and growers in attendance. The trial was produced under natural season…

Diamantina re-branding marks a return to the plants’ roots

They’re called “Tropical Jewels” and for good reason. Diamantina Dipladenia and Mandevilla genetics from Ball Ingenuity (formerly sold under the Summer Romance umbrella) are tropical bloomers with high performance during hot weather. Original Mandevilla genetics come from the Diamantina region of Brazil, known for…

more than 400 plants of 150 different poinsettia varieties up for sale

University of Florida organises largest student-run plant sale in the country

The University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Club will host its 22nd annual poinsettia sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 7. The sale will be held at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) horticultural greenhouses, 2550 Hull Road,…

Wave Carmine Velour spreading petunia wins AAS Award

"Modern color will appeal to today’s gardener"

PanAmerican Seed picked up a 2019 All-America Selections National Award for its new Wave Carmine Velour spreading petunia. According to AAS, it received one of the highest scores among the 2018 plant trials. The judges from coast to coast were impressed with its vibrant, hot carmine-cherry color and its…

Fireworks receives wildcard for Dutch Tulip Award

Royal FloraHolland has announced the finalists of the Dutch Tulip Award (formerly the Glazen Tulp Award) 2018/19. Every year growers and breeders introduce hundreds of new cultivars and concepts. The Award goes to the most successful market introduction and is divided into the categories: cut flowers,…

addition assortment Vitro Plus

Special fern Anemia mexicana in the picture

Vitro Plus is expanding the assortment ferns with plants of the breed Anemia. This plant breed consists of about 100 varieties which occur in the tropics and subtropics, particularly on the American continent. The generic name comes from the Greek 'Aneimon', which means naked. Here it means that the…

Anthurium: December Houseplant of the Month

Anthurium is one of the most popular houseplants. Attractive to look at, easy to look after, and brings with it a real personality into the home, which gives a serene feeling in white, whilst the brightly coloured varieties have a lively appearance. Although most people think that the coloured part is…

Dutch supplier introduces new biodegradable pot

Netherlands-based Growfun introduces the Tundra during the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. The Trade Fair 2018 will be held from November the 7th until the 9th. Growfun produces biodegradable horticultural pots from starch-based bio-based resin produced by Rodenburg Biopolymers in Oosterhout. The Tundra is…

Haim Rosenblum, Hishtil

“Herbs should be an everyday product”

During Flower Trials 2017 Hishtil launched the 'Cascata' series - “Cascata is the Italian word for waterfall, this corresponds well with the trailing growth habit of some of our herbs, and gave us the idea to ensemble those herbs into a series”, says Haim Rosenblum, Marketing and Sales Division Manager…

Helleborus Christmas Carol season starts

The days are gradually getting shorter and colder - and that means that Helleborus Christmas Carol’s moment has arrived. These flowering garden plants are available now and will delight many consumers throughout Europe with their bright white flowers over the coming weeks. Christmas Carol is part of the…

Video: The secret life of houseplants

We all know that plants move as they grow towards the sunlight. But when you're not looking, they do more than you might suspect. Just take a look at this time-lapse video to discover just what houseplants get up to when their owners are away.

Why millennials’ obsession with plants is in full bloom

From avocados, dachshunds and French bulldogs to green tea, selfies and social media – the unique obsessions of the millennial generation have been well-documented in recent years. Millennials have been even credited with the sudden increase in popularity of house plants. A possible explanation for this…

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…


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