Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Plants Add To Mid Century Design

These plants and containers were selected to compliment this retro / modern office design and they fit perfectly!

 

 

 

 
 
Do you need to put the finishing touch on your office design? Everything Grows selecting the right plants and decorative containers for your office environment is our specialty. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with a perfect interior landscape for you.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fabulous Patio Succulents

These custom succulent arrangements turned our great for this San Jose customer's patio:

Custom built container in color to compliment fencing

Gorgeous cement table top container


Modern galvanized steel hanging succulent arrangement
 



This patio comes to life with live succulent arrangements

Are you ready to liven up your workspace with beautiful live plants?  At Everything Grows selecting the right plants for your office environment is our specialty. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape that will meet most every budget!


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Rhapis Palm Growth Cycle

Rhapis Palms are one of the more exotic and beautiful plants that we place indoors.  They need good light, and a lot of water and nutrients to thrive.  They are one of more expensive plants to place, in part because they take so long to grow.  A 5 foot tall Rhapis palm takes about 5 years to grow.


Below is the growth cycle of the Rhapis Palm  
The production of Rhapis begins with seeds that once germinated are grown for the first year under partial shade:






The plants are then brought outside to develop further:






After a year of being outside in full sun, the plants are transplanted into 2 gallon grow pots and brought back into the greenhouse to finish under partial shade:






Once the plants reach a certain height and density, they are sold as a 2 gallon Rhapis or potted into a 5 gallon grow pot to grow on further: 

 


Again, once the plants reach a certain height and density, they are sold as 5 gallon Rhapis or potted up to 7 gallon and grown on. This process of growing on continues from 7gal to 10gal to 15gal to 20gal. Eventually, you arrive a beauties like these:


 

Rhapis are fairly slow growing plants. The rule of thumb is that Rhapis grow about 1 ft per year, which I why they are one of the more expensive plants in the industry. However, their flexibility and longevity make them worth the wait.

Are you interested in Rhapis Palms or other commercial grade live indoor plants for your workspace?  Everything Grows has a wide range of colors and sizes available. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape for your workspace.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Live Plant Workspace Dividers

Our Earth Wall product makes a great partition and noise dampener for open area style workspace.  The are great for directing traffic flow and for privacy.  They can be ordered with or without casters and can be easily reconfigured.




 

Are you ready to liven up your workspace with Earth Walls?  Everything Grows has a wide range of colors and sizes available. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape for your workspace.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Orchid Care

The phalaenopsis orchid is by far the most popular indoor orchid and for good reason, they are beautiful, and the hold up well in indoor environments. Read on below to learn proper care for the phalaenopsis orchid.



Light:  
  • Phalaenopsis orchids can survive in low light to moderate light situations. However, if exposed to direct sunlight, the leaves will suffer sunburn and become unsightly with black splotches.  
  • Phalaenopsis do best in an east or (shaded) west facing window, but make sure that the plant is at least about 3 feet away from the glass. 
  • If the foliage on the plant is dark green and limp, it is an indication the plant needs more light. Yellowish leaves indicate the plant is getting too much light. Ideally, the foliage should be a bright olive green.
Temperature:
  • Ideally, Phalaenopsis prefer night time temperatures between 60-65°F and 70-85°F during the day. However, Phalaenopsis are fairly tough in the sense that they can take temperatures in the mid 50's up to 95°F temperature. If the temperatures do get little high, one should increase the humidity, water and air circulation around the plant to compensate.   
  • If possible, try to avoid temperature fluctuations, as this may cause closed buds to drop.
Water:  
  • Phalaenopsis orchids do best when only watered when the potting media has almost completely dried out. Depending on the environmental conditions that could be as much as twice a week in the summer and as little as once a week during the winter months.
  • Ideally, Phalaenopsis should be watered early in the day to prevent moisture from setting on the plant overnight, as it could lead to root rot, crown rot and other diseases.
  • The best way to water Phalaenopsis is to remove them from their decorative pots and flush them with water for 1 to 2 minutes under a faucet. If that is not possible, you can also place 5 or so ice cubes on the bark once a week. 
Humidity:  
  • The ideal humidity conditions for Phalaenopsis is between 50% and 80% humidity. In warmer and drier conditions, Phalaenopsis can be placed on gravel that has water in the bottom to elevate the local humidity. However, you should never let the pots sit in water as this will cause root rot. 
  • On days of high humidity make sure there is good air circulation around the plants. 
Feeding:  
  • In general, Phalaenopsis do best and are at their healthiest when fertilized on a regular basis. Once a month is ideal. 
  • The growers recommend that you use a well balanced formulation such as 30-10-10 or a ratio that is similar. However, it is important that the plants are slightly moist before fertilizing to avoid burning. 
Are you ready to liven up your workspace with beautiful live Ochids?  Everything Grows knows how to care for orchids and would be happy to do it for your office. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape that will meet most every budget!


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Alocasia African Mask

The Everything Grows Interior Designer felt the Alocasia African Mask was the perfect compliment to this decor and made it a centerpiece in a modern chrome bowl.  

Even though its common name is African Mask, this Alocasia along with other Alocasia varieties is from Southeast Asia.  Different varieties can grow quite large and be very dramatic.  They require very good light, warmth, and humidity to thrive so they can be temperamental indoors.  


Note the plant to the left is the Sansevieria Zeylanica and the centerpiece above the couch is a plant wall in a shipping pallet.

Are you ready to liven up your workspace with beautiful live plants?  At Everything Grows selecting the right plants for your office environment is our specialty. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape that will meet most every budget!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sourcing Top Quality Plants for You

We recently toured nurseries in San Diego county and found some beautiful plants to bring back for our customers.

Here are some photos of what we saw:


Beautiful Warnecki Dracaena

Large lisa dracaenas

Rhapis palms fresh from Hawaii

Beautiful Lyratas


Bird of paradise

A jungle of tall beautiful lyratas

Amazing Fabian Arailias

Are you ready to liven up your workspace with lush living plants?  At Everything Grows selecting the right plants directly from the nursery for your office environment is our specialty. Contact us today for a complimentary site visit and design consultation and let us come up with an interior landscape that will meet most every budget!