Thursday, September 20, 2018

Planning for the Holidays

The Everything Grows Team is hard at work preparing holiday decorations with the latest design trends.  We start in Mid August to be ready by mid November.  Here is a photo of a custom tree set we just put together:


Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add holiday decor and living plants to your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

How Dracaena Cane Plants are Grown

Dracaena Cane plant are often grown from root stock and the canes are cut off and then potted, where the cut off cane grows roots and takes hold has a new plant.  The root stock then grows new canes and the process repeats.

Above is a photo of Dracaena root stock being grown outside
 
This photo shows freshly cut canes about to be potted


These cut canes are potted up and allowed to take root and grow in the shade tent
The shade tent prepares the plant for eventual indoor use.

Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add living plants to your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility.



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

More Plants from Hawaii


Hawaiian grown plants are great for indoor office plants here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Here are some more photos of indoor plants growing in Hawaii taken while we toured the nurseries in Hawaii.
Hundreds of beautiful Dracaena Warneckii in the shade house

Large Leaf Ficus Lyrata Columns
Dracaena Song of India

These plants take anywhere from 1 year to 5 years or longer to grow depending on the size.  

Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add living plants to your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dracaena Lisas from Hawaii

We had a chance to visit our grower for one of our best indoor plants -- the Dracaena Lisa.  They grow the cane plants with in ground root stock, then cut off the canes and plant them in grow pots filled with lava rock cinder soil.  The canes take root and the plants grow in the shade house until ready for sale.  The Dracaenas thrive in the cinder media, and it makes for a strong healthy plant that does really well in indoor office environments.

Freshly cut cane stock being tamped down into cinder
 
The secret sauce -- finely crushed volcanic cinder mixed with peat and nutrients.

Another row of Dracaena canes waiting for assembly

 The finished product ready for shipment
Contact Everything Grows today if you are ready for the benefits beautiful, high quality Dracaenas grown in Lava cinder and other lush living plants in your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hand Blown Tillandsia Bowl

Tillandsia air plants pull moisture out of the air to survive.  They are great in terrariums and bowls like the one pictured below which we recently installed for a customer located in Pleasanton, CA.  In humid areas, tillandsias do fine on their own, but in the San Francisco Bay Area and indoor office environments, they will need an occasional spritz of water to survive.

Hand blown glass bowl with rock and air plants

This arrangement is a variety of tillandsias placed on a bed of pebbles.  The vase is hand blown glass molded over a piece of burled wood.  The vase rests freely on the wood and you can see burn marks on the wood where the glass blower pressed the glass against it to mold the glass around the wood.    

Everything Grows has all kinds of custom containers so if you would like something unique for your office space contact us and  we would happy to provide a no cost design consultation.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Rhapis Palm from Hawaii

Rhapis palms are a beautiful addition to your interior foliage.  They need good indirect light and plenty of water and do well in our San Francisco Bay Area indoor environments.   In the tropics they are prolific as you can see by this picture of a group of rhapis in an open air atrium in Kailua-Kona Hawaii.  

Rhapis in Hawaii thriving in humid environment

Here is a medium size rhapis palm that we place and care for, bringing a little of the tropics to your work space:

Medium size rhapis palm
Everything Grows places rhapis palms as large as 10-12 feet tall.  We select the highest quality Hawaiian grown rhapis so they are long lasting and look great in your office space.
Contact us if you are interested in placing rhapis or any indoor plants in your workspace. We provide excellent care for the plants and guarantee that they will always look good while under our care or we replace them for no charge!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Crotons in the Wild

We had a chance to go to Hawaii to visit some of our growers and see many tropical plants in their native environment.   Below are pictures of Crotons both in the potted form that we place indoors, and in the wild in Hawaii glowing outdoors.  It is amazing to see how big and beautiful they are in warm humid weather.  These plants do great indoors in bright light which keeps the foliage colorful with orange, red and yellow hues.  

In the wilds of Hawaii:




 And tamed for indoor table tops:






Contact Everything Grows today if you are considering crotons or other beautiful interior plants for your workspace. Have one of our designers provide a complementary plant design followed with our amazing plant care from our expertly trained plant care technicians.  We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area.