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New Dümmen Orange J’Adore poinsettia series offers colorful holiday décor

"These poinsettias are much more cold-tolerant than traditional varieties"

Dümmen Orange debuts its J’Adore Poinsettia series which features the latest in interspecific euphorbia hybrids. This colorful new poinsettia series offers a modern holiday décor.  "J’Adore varieties will give any retail program a touch of luxe with their layers of velvety bracts in pastel pink and rich, touchable…

Monrovia introduces new houseplant collection

Monrovia introduces its new houseplant collection. “There is no denying that houseplants are an important part of a long-term trend,” says Katie Tamony, chief marketing officer at Monrovia. “At Monrovia, we wanted to bring something more to the category. That’s why we are offering mature size plants that…

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Germany: "We think this series will become a standard in pot chrysanthemums"

Brandkamp has long relied on the principle of bringing whole families of Multiflora to the market. This makes cultivation easier and makes the popular mixes with three colors in the pot problem-free. The new Brannoblesse family is early flowering (week 33/34). The family comes onto the market in white,…

"Dispel the poinsettia toxicity myth"

The poinsettia is the quintessential Christmas plant. However, many consumers (namely pet owners and parents of young children) shy away from it because of the belief that it can endanger a loved one.It is time to set the record straight on this longstanding myth: poinsettia is the most widely tested…

Monrovia introduces new varieties for 2022

"At Monrovia, new plant introductions are a combination of art and science. Our plant hunters travel across the globe, working with world-class breeders, choosing unique and beautiful plant varieties. These new plants are then trialed and tested in varied growing conditions at our nurseries in…

Automatic watering system for consumers' houseplants

Imagine always having fresh herbs and veggies for your meals without going to the store, and knowing that they do not have pesticides on them. You can do that with the LetPot growing system which has launched a Kickstarter campaign today. LetPot is an automated modular home plant growing system for…

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China: First phase of 70.000 sqm. smart greenhouse completed

After more than half a month of cultivation in a 20.000 m2 smart greenhouse, 500.000 pots and seedlings of Dendrobium, Zygopetalum, and Oncidium orchids in the Kaiyuan National Modern Agricultural Industrial Park in the East of China grow happily.  These 20.000 m2 are just the beginning: the plan is to build…

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Pilea and Philodendron to come within reach of NZ plant parents

The EPA has received proposals to remove the new organism status of several species already present in New Zealand, including three houseplants - the Pilea peperomioides (proposed by NZPPI), the  Philodendron pedatum, and the Philodendron squamiferum. Approval by Cabinet would mean these plants would no longer…

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New Hartland nursery finds niche selling carnivorous 'killer' plants

Killer Plant Co. started as an online business and opened a new brick-and-mortar store late last month in the township's historic village district. The nursery sells plants and growing supplies specific to helping carnivorous plants — which have a reputation of being tricky — survive, thrive, and…

Terra Nova varieties adorn China’s Mt. Jinfo natural park

Terra Nova Nurseries announced its involvement in a project by Chongqing Tianmu, which holds the exclusivity license of Terra Nova’s begonias in China, to reinstate areas of the natural landscape at Mt. Jinfo in Southwest China. Terra Nova began collaborating with Chongqing Tianmu in 2020 in an effort to…

Seasonal orders are high for multistems

Tuscany Growers report high levels of seasonal orders as they head towards the festive season. However, some plant deliveries have been briefly delayed due to warm weather during October, which meant that growers were unable to lift the plants as they usually do at this time of year. Ilex nelly stevens…

‘The Sims 4’: up your houseplant game with the blooming rooms kit

Whether you are a seasoned aficionado of all things leafy and green, or if you are a newfound houseplant enthusiast - yes, we are looking at you, quarantine hobbyists who accidentally turned your living rooms into a jungle - The Sims 4 is ready to make your dreams come true with the all-new Blooming…

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China: More than 50,000 Phalaenopsis blooming in Hezheng Baiyi Industrial Park

In the Hezheng Baiyi International Modern Industrial Park, more than 50,000 Phalaenopsis were blooming in the newly-built smart greenhouse.  In the Baiyi Phalaenopsis greenhouses, internal water and fertilizer irrigation systems, a packaging workshop, artificial light, and other facilities and equipment have…

FleuroStar winner Begonia I'Conia doubles cutting production

After winning FleuroStar last June, Begonia I'CONIA Aroma Peach is gearing up for the upcoming season. Breeder Dümmen Orange has doubled the sales forecast and upscaled the cutting production of the FleuroStar winner accordingly to meet the high industry demand. From 3-5 November, I'CONIA Aroma Peach…

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UK: Lambeth’s Garden Museum hosts houseplant festival

The Garden Museum in Lambeth hosted a festival dedicated to all things houseplant last weekend. The Houseplant Festival 2021 brought together houseplant enthusiasts, influencers, sellers, and horticultural historians all under one roof. Alice Vincent, a horticulture writer, founded the festival in 2019…

The Hellebore season has begun

Helleborus orientalis is much loved and sought after for its ability to inject color into a gloomy winter garden. The Belgian breeders and Hellebore specialists Thierry and Anneke Van Paemel of Het Wilgenbroek Nursery have been busy developing a number long flowering cultivars.  HELLEBORUS ViV Victoria - suitable for shade or semi-shade…

Tips for growers and retailers to keep poinsettias perfect

As the world’s most popular festive plant, responsible for more than 20% of all potted plant sales in America, and with tens of millions sold around Europe each year, the proper care of poinsettias is a matter of serious commercial concern for growers and sellers. Here, Stars for Europe provide some top…

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Artist creates unique pots for all her plants

Artist Mipa Shin sits on a low metal stool next to her pottery wheel and prepares to talk houseplants. Smiling, pointing to the planters that line the shelves of her single-car-garage-turned-ceramics-studio, her excitement grows.Photo credit: Instagram @mipas_pots_and_plants  She loves caudiciform succulents…

New perennials + chrysanthemum catalog 2021/2022

Selecta One's new catalog is out, including various new perennials and chrysanthemums. The Autumn Friends can be produced in single pots for mixed trays, whole layers, or whole containers, in duos, or smaller trays or pots. With long-lasting and late blooms, the tested varieties guarantee appearance…

Danziger Innovation Fest: "redefining modern breeding"

Danziger is kicking off the 2023 season, launching their new breeding lineup. The company’s annual new varieties launch event will expand this year, bringing information and inspiration to grower partners and customers. The event is also getting a new name: Innovation Fest: 2023 Danziger Debut, which…

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Hawaii nursery’s hunt for missing plants underscores poaching concerns

More than a year after several native and endangered plants were stolen from his Kaneohe greenhouse, Rick Barboza remains hopeful that he will recover the agricultural treasures he nursed for 15 years. He received lots of help and sympathy from the community, including amateur sleuths who went as far as…

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Livetrends Design Group awarded Lowe's vendor of the year

On October 11th, 2021, the LiveTrends Design Group was recognized as Vendor of the Year by Lowe’s Companies for the Lawn & Garden division, thus receiving the highest awarded recognition, aspired to by hundreds of great companies within that division. Each year, Lowe's Companies recognizes top vendor…

Earley Ornamentals launches 2022 range

The bedding, basket, and patio 2022 champion is Osteospermum Senoritas®. New to Earley Ornamentals, this popular variety is available in seven colors. Other raised summer flowering additions include three colors in Calibrachoa Chameleon®, its flowers changing colors as the plant ages. There are also…

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Bloomscape launches pink plant collection in honor of breast cancer awareness month

Although it’s tempting to buy into the fall color palette right now, there’s actually never been a better time to think pink. Bloomscape just launched The Pink Collection — a handful of pink indoor plants that you can buy in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every Pink Collection plant…

Poinsetta leaf and stem abnormalities

Given that poinsettias are propagated during the hottest months of the year and have a very long production time, they are prone to several pathogens, pests, and physiological disorders. Occasionally, greenhouse growers observe irregularities on the leaves or stems of their crops that are not caused by…

Flame Thrower Cercis wins plant of the year at the 2021 Chelsea Flower Show

Star Roses and Plants announces that Flame Thrower Cercis has won Plant of The Year 2021 at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2021 award celebrates the exciting range of new plants launched at the show. The show is the ideal global…


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