Pot plants

US (CA): Orchid grower introduces self-watering system

Westerlay Orchids introduces SmartWick: an innovative self-watering system featured for their Bloom Haus collection of premium orchids for Kroger stores. Rooted in the rich horticultural history of Santa Barbara, Westerlay Orchids is a second generation family-owned business. With a simple mission of…

How the orchid keeps reinventing itself

Few flowers come in as many shapes and colours as orchids. Their versatility is an asset for plant lovers who are seeking a floral eye-catcher to add the perfect finishing touch to their interior. But the broader the range, the more trend-sensitive it is. Do today's consumers like the orchids you are…

US: Proven Winners ColorChoice introduces deco planter program

Proven Winners ColorChoice is introducing the Decked Out deco planter program, giving retailers a new way to offer consumers its extensive line of flowering shrubs. Decked Out combines award-winning shrubs with decorative containers. It’s an easy option for every market, from big city balconies, to rural…

How to keep lavender beautiful longer in the shop

Most growers and traders encounter the problem that plants don't survive their time in the shop because of dehydration. A plant like lavender needs lots of water, but because of a small water supply or sub-optimal care these wonderful plants wither. A solution to this problem is Chrysal LeafShine &…

Sweden: Union Fleurs Pot Plant meeting kicked off

Union Fleurs kicked off the programme organised for its Pot plant members in Sweden on 19-20 June, in cooperation with Swedish member BRO. The tour welcomed a group of 25 pot…

"Consumers are looking for that tropical look, and Caladiums fill that void"

The Heart to Heart Collection of new Proven Winners Caladiums will be available for 2020. According to Curt Varsogea, Sales Manager at Four Star, this exclusive line is the result of a partnership with Classic Caladiums of Florida, an international leader in the breeding of Caladiums. Curt Varsogea,…

UK: The progress with recyclable pots

The latest meeting of the Nursery Working Group (which took place at Horticulture House on 6 June) demonstrated the substantial progress made by the industry towards the adoption of kerbside recyclable non-black plant pots. Growers attending the meeting reported that they have all moved away from using…

The best plants for offices with florescent lighting

Not all offices have big windows that allow for a plethora of natural sunlight. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the benefits office plants bring. Turn your office into a beautiful biophilic designed workspace—here are the best plant choices for offices with fluorescent lighting: ZZ Plant: The ZZ…

Kientzler

Kientzler's LilyRose to be launched onto European market

Kientzler is one of Germany’s major young plants producers regularly introducing new varieties. However well performing and good looking any such plant might be, it’s ultimate success will only be shown in the years after. Nevertheless there are varieties that stick right away. An example is the LilyRose…

Potting machines for the promising Chinese market

Inventions that now have great significance always start small. In 1967 Georg Mayer developed the first ‘potting machine’, the first automatic potting machine with a drilling system. This year, the Heidenheim-based company celebrates the 52nd anniversary of this technology. It didn’t end at the German…

Three new Taiwan orchid varieties pique interest of European, US buyers

Taiwan has successfully cultivated three new orchid varieties under the genus of Dendrobium, which have been registered by Great Britain's leading gardening organization, the Royal Horticultural Society. The new breeds are named Taitung nymph (台東香蓮), Taitung golden peacock (台東黃金孔雀), and Taitung panda…

100% recyclable plant pots for fully closed material cycle

The careful use of resources is a global challenge. The question of how to achieve more sustainability is occupying R&D across all industries. Commercial horticulture is no exception, with intensive research efforts being dedicated to finding new technologies and materials that protect the…

Australians value houseplants at more than $13,000

Walk into someone’s living room and it’s evident for all to see that their pride and glory is the gleaming flat-screen TV. Or perhaps they have a shiny cabinet showing off their treasured heirlooms or sentimental antiques. But one surprising item that some Aussies have rated as one of their most…

Agriom starts global sales of Bougainvillea cuttings from De Wintertuin

Nursery De Wintertuin in De Lier, The Netherlands, handed over sales of their bougainvillea cuttings to Agriom, in the nearby village De Kwakel. The two Dutch companies have been working together for years. Together they developed a number of new bougainvillea varieties through mutation breeding. Agriom…

Syngenta Flowers brightens up theme park with more than 20,000 plants

Helleborus in the winter, violets in the spring and geraniums in the summer: more than 20,000 colorful plants from Syngenta Flowers bloom in Sprookjeswonderland this year, a theme park about fairy tales in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. The purpose of the cooperation of these two companies that are based in…

Container planting: Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis is probably the most popular plant choice for container planting, especially for something a little more formal in look, e.g. either the side of an entrance to a garden or house. The Latin name is derived from Laurus meaning verdant and nobilis meaning noble. Laurus nobilis is one of the…

Pink Kisses on a tour of Germany

In the third year of its consumer campaign, Selecta one is once more stepping up its marketing for the Pink Kisses pot carnation with additional offers and measures for specialist retail. In cooperation with Verband Deutscher Garten-Center e.V. (VDG, association of German garden centres), the potted plant is touring Germany…

Plant breeder revealing a new race of buttercup at Malvern Festival

An exciting new race of Persian buttercup, Ranunculus asiaticus, will be unveiled at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival (May 9-12). It’s exciting because the Rococo…

Plantipp and Piante Faro to promote Syzygium australe Etna Fire in Europe

A few days before the official inauguration of Radicepura Garden Festival (Giarre, Catania, Italy, from April till October 2019), Piante Faro hosted Plantipp to sign and announce the collaboration for the promotion of the the Syzygium australe Etna Fire (‘Crysyred’PBR) EU 49179 to the European market.…

Steve Rinehart

"New poinsettia series meets all the demands for heat tolerance"

It was the need for a new adventure that led Steve Rinehart – a long-time manager at the Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California – to introduce a new Poinsettia series, that meets all the demands for heat tolerance and of a modern cultivation for this challenging crop. In 2013 he puts all his effort and…

Research shows how natural light benefits plants, people

New research suggests that live plants are the canaries of our modern workplace. “By ensuring the proper amount of natural light indoors to support plant life, it’s possible to support a healthy and productive environment for people, too,” said Shane Pliska, president of Planterra. Pliska explores these…

How social media platforms made U.S. plant sales surge by 50 percent over last few years

American millennials have been accused of dooming all sorts of things: beer, golf, cereal. But the cohort is credited with reviving the once-moribund market for houseplants. In the past three years, U.S. sales have surged almost 50 percent to $1.7 billion, according to the National Gardening Association.…

Decorating with plants

Plants are increasingly used as décor for interior design. Yes, houseplants certainly have always been enjoyed, but their popularity is increasing especially as retailers try to reach younger demographics. From the modern and sleek to holiday-oriented designs, ornamental growers have been transplanting their plants into…

Rise n' Shine to sell Schneider BV assortment on the Indian market

Schneider BV from The Netherlands and Rise n’ Shine from India signed an agreement, allowing the latter to sell the Schneider assortment in the Indian market. Mrs. Bhagyashree Patil, Chairperson & Managing Director of Rise n’ Shine group India, and Jacob Schneider, Managing Director of Schneider BV,…

Gediflora

BE : Operating as efficiently as possible on a very large scale

After breeding and propagation, the Belgian ball-shaped chrysanthemums are shipped back from Kenia and Brazil to Oostnieuwkerke (Belgium). There is no sign of colour or smell at this stage, because the cuttings are barely three centimetres tall and each one of them is green. Michiel Declerck and Astrid…


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