Pot plants

Houseplants delivered straight from the greenhouse

Bloomscape is the fruit of five generations past of greenhouse growers and floral industry innovators, they explain, noting that "our roots go all the way back to ancestors who were pioneers in the Netherlands’ horticulture industry." The idea behind the business is to deliver plants directly from the…

Large-leaved Ficus: September Houseplant of the Month

Ficuses are well known for being strong indoor trees with hundreds of little leaves, but it’s also available with large leaves that instantly give the plant a totally different, more rugged silhouette. This green giant is perfect for bringing atmosphere to a room quickly as a statement plant. Credit:…

Netherlands: Office building covered in potted plants

MVRDV has unveiled designs for the Green Villa, a striking mixed-use building draped in greenery for the Dutch village of Sint-Michielsgestel. Created in collaboration with Van Boven Architecten, the four-story Green Villa will be located on the town’s southern edge and will use a grid “rack” system to…

UK: GCA members look for ways to reduce plastic waste

The Garden Centre Association are encouraging their members to do what they can to help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill. Two of its member centres recently worked with Herefordshire and Worcestershire authorities to get non-black PP plastic pots and trays accepted in household and kerbside…

Turkey: Organized greenhouse production zone for ornamental plants in Edremit will generate revenue of 25m USD annually

The efforts to set up an organized ornamental plant greenhouse production zone in Edremit district of Balikesir continue at full speed. Located in northwestern Turkey, Balikesir has close proximity to Istanbul, one of the most important domestic markets in the country. The project is carried out by…

September 1-3, Cologne

Late summer flair with Selecta One at spoga+gafa 2019

On time for the start of late summer, Selecta One presents its late summery-autumnal plants of the perennials, grasses and pot carnation assortment at this year’s spoga+gafa from 1st to 3rd September at Koelnmesse (Cologne) in passage hall 4/hall 5 on stand number A001. Selecta’s marketing concept Autumn…

UK: The world's first hotel for houseplants has just opened in London

A hotel exclusively for houseplants has just opened in London, offering a lifeline to 'plant parents' who are worried about leaving their botanicals to wither during the summer holidays. If you're worried about how your indoor plants will survive while you're away on holiday, then fear not because the…

US (NY): This plant decor trend just keeps growing

Houseplants are back in a big way! It’s true what they say about everything “old is new again”. The last time people were crazy about this plant was back in the 70’s. This time around, however, there is a new affection for cactus, succulents, and air plants. If you don’t believe me just do a quick search…

Grow&Go keeps plants watered for a longer time

Who will water your plants when you are gone for the weekend?

The demand for ease in the garden is becoming increasingly important among consumers and therefore, more and more pot and containers manufacturers are tapping into this development. Also Desch Plantpak. After the introduction of their Nora Grow&Go - a container with a water reservoir - they have seen…

Smart planter turns plants into pets

Lua is designed to turn plants into pets. Using sensors, the smart planter triggers 15 different universal animated emotions. It measures the soil’s moisture, light exposure and temperature to keep your houseplant alive and well. Lua’s app is easy to set up and use daily: the app generates a QR code that…

Modiform says no to black plant pots

"Grey is the new black"

As of 1st January 2020, Modiform will refuse orders for black thermoformed plant pots in the UK. Modiform takes the bold step to offer a recyclable alternative to black pots at the same price. Grey…

Carnivorous plants: August Houseplants of the Month

Freakish to look at, unusual shapes and a good story: carnivorous plants attract spiders and insects with their colourful and bizarre appearance. They then catch and digest these creatures to obtain their nutrients. The best-known Carnivorous plants are the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), Sarracenia,…

Monthly scouting guide for poinsettia problems

Okay, so Poinsettias don’t really get that many problems. But when issues arise, they can hit a crop fast and hard. Whitefly, Lewis mite, root rots, and nutritional issues can all quickly derail a quality crop. OnFloriculture presents a month by month guide on what you should be looking for to prevent…

Carefree Summer: August Garden Plants of the Month 2019

August is not a month when you want to spend a lot of time gardening. A lot of people are on holiday, it’s often very hot, and those who are at home will not be in the mood for intensive work in the garden. That is why this month the focus is on plants that can look after themselves when the temperatures…

Star Roses and Plants launches Bloomables

"This lineup allows consumers to have a garden that blooms all season"

Star Roses and Plants announces the launch of its new optional brand, Bloomables. Bloomables is a collection of Star Roses and Plants’ best flowering genetics that are easy-to-grow for the grower and the consumer. “These varieties of roses and woody plants look great at retail and offer high reward in…

First introduction at FlowerTrials

Dümmen Orange launches new phalaenopsis label 'Popcorn'

At the FlowerTrials held from 11 - 14 June, Dümmen Orange launched a new orchid label for its special small-flowered phalaenopsis: Popcorn 'Pops up your room'. The sector first became acquainted with this new label during the open days. These Popcorn orchids are available in many colors ranging from…

"Grower mistakes can impact garden mum production"

Garden mums are one of the most popular summer and fall crops for greenhouse operations and despite expertly developed production schedules and tech sheets from specialty propagators, this seemingly simple crop can still perplex many growers. by Tom Ford - tgf2@psu.edu The use of Constant Liquid Feed…

How to keep hydrangea fresh during transport and in shop

The name hydrangea comes from the Greek "hydor," meaning water, and "angos," meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to "water barrel," referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water. Because of this the hydrangea needs extra water to prevent wilting during transport and in the shop. A…

UK: Farplants launches Mounds and Mats

Farplants launched the new collection at their stand at this year’s HTA National Plant Show. Andy Merrick, Farplants Head of Sales, is excited to introduce Mounds and Mats to the market: “Launching Mounds and Mats at the show was fantastic. We could see first-hand the overwhelmingly positive response…

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…


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