Patch launches UK's first plant paramedic service to save dying houseplants

Today, on what is set to be one of the busiest days for summer travel,  online plant retailer Patch has announced its new Plant Paramedic service – a dedicated plant revival service that will travel door to door, reviving houseplants that have been left high and dry when holidaymakers return from sunning themselves.…

EPA Application for 11 houseplant species formally received

The Environmental Protection Authority has formally acknowledged NZPPI application for 11 houseplant species under HSNO's Full Release pathway. They started processing the application…

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Polish sector of ornamentals

"It seems that Polish people save money on everything, except on greenery"

For many years, the Polish market for cut flowers and ornamental plants has been growing. Even in the last difficult pandemic years and with a war in Ukraine taking place behind the border with Poland, the sector of ornamental flowers and plants notes positive export numbers, and it seems to be resistant…

Houseplants can positively impact your mental health, according to researchers

Fickle as they can be, houseplants have a lot to offer. They bring a touch of nature into homes, brighten up spaces, and can even make for chic home decor. But even as artificial plants grow in popularity, science suggests that sticking to the real thing has serious benefits, especially when it comes to…

Get It Growing: Swiss cheese plant is great for indoor decor

Tropical plants have become very popular for indoor use. In this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard describes how the tropical Swiss cheese plant is a great focal point for indoor decor.  For more information: LSU AgCenterwww.lsuagcenter.com web@agcenter.lsu.edu 

Bloomin’ Easy unveils nine new and improved varieties for 2023

Bloomin’ Easy introduces nine new and improved varieties for the 2023 season. Combined with a dozen new Southern varieties unveiled during MANTS last January, Bloomin’ Easy’s full offering now numbers fifty-two exclusive, low-maintenance varieties. “We have another special group graduating from our…

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Restaurant decoration trends for 2022-2023

Restaurant decoration has become one of the main areas of concern for customers. These days it’s not enough to have a good product, menu, and location. Customers demand a unique atmosphere to wine and dine where they feel comfortable, places that convey feeling and transport them to new worlds. At…

India: Potential of ornamental nursery in small land holding

As per the report of Assocham, only pot plants worth 2 to 3 crores are annually imported into Kashmir from other states, which indicates the scope and potential of landscape gardening in Kashmir. This draws attention to developing organized commercial units, which in turn will help in entrepreneurship…

Perk up your Cultivate experience with Danziger

See how Danziger is daring to be different by visiting booth #233 A visit to Danziger’s Cultivate booth will deliver more than just a look at brilliant blooms, bold colors, and striking patterns. The breeding company is inviting everyone to come for the coffee and stay for the flowers in a coffee…

House plants can improve your well-being, but there's a catch

Joint research by the RHS and the University of Reading found surrounding yourself with shriveled plants makes people sadder than having no plants at all. As a result, researchers recommend removing dying plants from home to protect the mood.  Lead researcher Jenny Berger, a Built Environment PhD researcher…

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Polish retail chains represent an opportunity for Dutch companies

For several years, Poland has been increasing the import of cut flowers and pot plants from the Netherlands. Polish retail chains are standing behind this positive trend. Already several years ago, Polish retailers put first-cut flowers on their shelves and started to use their clients to buy flowers not…

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Exploring the relationship between trichome and terpene chemistry in Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is a popular ornamental plant with a long history of cultivation. Both the leaf and flowerhead of Chrysanthemum are known to produce diverse secondary metabolites, particularly terpenoids. Examination of three cultivars of C. morifilium and three accessions of C. Indicum, all plants…

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Domestication and conservation of three species of Dendrobium Swartz

The family Orchidaceae is the most diverse group of plants with an estimate of over 28,000 species. The number of orchids are declining at an alarming rate even in regions known earlier for species diversity and richness. This rapid decline in number is attributed mainly to anthropogenic activities.…


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