Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
from the staff at Everything Grows.

To add some cheer to your holiday, here are a few photos of the amazing holiday trees made of tillandsias at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania:

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Plants Feel Pain Too!

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University have discovered that plants emit an ultrasonic scream when their stems are cut or if they have not been watered enough. The research was picked up the Daily Mail and published on December 9th. 

Here is a link to the article: Plants Feel Pain Too!

Here are a few excerpts from the article:

The researchers tested tomato plants and tobacco plants by depriving them of water and by cutting their stems and then recording their response with a microphone placed ten centimeters away.

In both cases, they found the plants began to emit ultrasonic sounds between 20 and 100 kilohertz, which they believed could convey their distress to other plants and organisms in the immediate vicinity.

When the researchers deprived each plant of water, the tomato plants emitted even more distress sounds, 35 in one hour, while the tobacco plants made 11.
The plants also seemed to respond with different intensities of sound to different sources of stress.

The team observed that tobacco plants let out a louder sound when they were deprived of water than when they had their stems cut.

Plants that had no immediate environmental threat or damage, released less than one ultrasonic sounds per hour.

The team believes that listening for different types of sound emitted by plants could help with precision agriculture and allow farmers to identify potential problems with the crops with less guess work.

Last year, another study found that some plants registered 'pain' after having their leaves plucked or even touched, which caused the release of a foul tasting chemical across their leaves, believed to ward off insects.

Are you office plants screaming for water and proper care? Contact Everything Grows for professional indoor plant care and make your plants happy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Aroids on Steroids? $$$

Philodendron Hope Selloum
In the last few years, ariods (araceae) such as philodendron and monstera have become wildly popular and very much in demand.  Some specimens, especially in the larger sizes are hard to come by, so we sometimes have to go with a smaller plant or a substitute depending on availability.  It seems that the popularity is being driven by younger people who are seeing and posting these plants on Instagram.  This recent article in the New York times talks about house plant auctions and how much some of these plants and their cuttings are going for right now.

We thought you might enjoy the article:

How Much Would You Pay for a Houseplant?
(Four-figure price tags. Destination auctions. Yearslong wait-lists. Rare plant collectors aren’t messing around.)

Monstera Deliciosa

Are you ready for beautiful live tropical plants for your workspace located anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area?  You do not have to attend an auction to get beautiful reasonably price specimens -- just contact Everything Grows for a complementary walk through and proposal for plants for your office or lobby.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Living Plant Room 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 make your open workspace more enjoyable 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.