Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Beautiful Plants in New Tri-Valley Area Office Space

We love watching our clients grow and love growing with our clients!

When we learned that a long-time client was expanding and moving into huge new space, we were delighted to deliver these gorgeous new tropical plants and decorative containers to welcome them to their new offices. 

We are confident that the employees will love the vibrant live plants that are waiting for them.

We offer complimentary site visits and can accommodate almost any budget. Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fantastic Fishtail Palm

This week we focus our attention on the symmetrical, lush and beautifully delicate Fishtail Palm.

These gorgeous plants are named for the shape of the leaflets on their fronds that resemble fish tails.

In larger sizes, these plants hold their own as the centerpiece of any room. They love bright, diffused light and will thrive in a warm, bright (but not directly lit) environment.

Like all palms, the Fishtail is sensitive to droughting and to some pests. With proper care in a suitable environment, however, these gorgeous tropical plants will thrive for years.

Interested in adding some lush, tropical plants to your commercial workplace? Let one of our experienced designers help you get started! We offer complimentary consultations and design services. Contact Everything Grows today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Delivery Day!

Here at Everything Grows, we love delivery day.

Delivery day is the culmination of the often extensive collaboration between our clients and the Everything Grows design team. 

From the first complimentary site visit to digital renderings of the finished product to rolling in the live plants, our team is dedicated to bringing these beautiful plants to your commercial space or business.

These plants are primped and ready to be delivered to a San Francisco Bay Area business tomorrow. Ready to bring some vibrant greenery to your work space? Everything Grows is here to help make your vision a reality. 

We offer complimentary site visits and can accommodate almost any budget. Contact us today and one of our designers will be happy to assist you!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tips for Phaleonopsis Orchid Care

The phalaenopsis orchid is by far the most popular indoor orchid variety and for good reason, they are beautiful, and the hold up well in indoor environments. Read on to learn how to care for these beautiful tropical blooming plants.

  • Phalaenopsis orchids can survive in low- 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.