Tropical Plant Availability Did you know that buying tropical plants from the Florida growers is like buying produce? Prices fluctuate based on supply and demand. Crop failures can occur, and a variety that gets press in a professional design magazine or a style blog may suddenly be hard to get. Hurricanes, like the one that hit central Florida last year, wreak havoc with growing plants and the shade structures that protect them. Whole crops were ruined last year due to sunburn, wind, torrential rain and flooding. The last 12 months have been some of the most challenging in our almost
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Benifits of interior plants for your health One of the easiest of houseplants to care for, sansevierias have been used in interiorscapes for over 50 years. Extremely popular in the 1970s, this family of over 70 species and cultivars is native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia. Embraced in Feng Shui because their leaves point up toward heaven, the bold architectural look is a good fit in today’s offices and homes. With several new varieties now in common use, these durable, easy care plants can adapt to low, medium or high light.
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Orchids Orchids are exciting, due to the wide range of flower colors and shapes, and to the relative ease of breeding new varieties. Though we use orchids as cut flowers in corsages and in event florals, the most common use is as potted flowering plants. Phalaenopsis, or Moth orchids, are the most common species of potted orchid we use. Purple, lavender, white, green and yellow and spotted Harlequin are all possible colors naturally, and dyed flowers can be found in shades of blue. These plants grow best in a bark-based orchid mix, though sometimes they are sold in sphagnum moss. 
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