Horticultural Services


After we install plants at your business or commercial location, it takes several weeks for the plants to adjust. Plants suffer shock when moved from one environment to another. Especially when placed in most business situations where the light levels are minimal. So, expect some leaves to yellow, leaves to drop, and plants to thin out during this stabilization period.


Our plant care people are professionals, educated and trained in the care of interior plants in business environments. A plant care horticulturist will come by on a regular schedule to give your plants the best possible care.


Never allow your well-meaning office personnel to try to help us.
An “extra” watering may help wipe out a plant collection. Plants in low-light business situations require completely different care procedures than house plants.


Many factors influence the amount of water needed by a plant—temperature, light, the size of growing container, etc. We can project the amount of water each plant will use in a week. Some plants can only be watered every two or three weeks. Plants in subirrigation systems require even less watering. Watering cycles often change as your building’s heating or air conditioning systems switch over.


In most business interiors we fertilize plants at a low level to keep them green and healthy. Over-fertilizing can be a serious problem and difficult to correct. We sometimes conduct soil tests to determine the nutrient needs of larger plantings.


Most tropical plants continually shed old leaves and grow new ones. We remove the leaves as soon as they turn yellow. The tips of leaves will often turn brown, particularly on older leaves, so we’ll trim the brown tips. Occasionally pruning is required when plants grow too tall or become spindly.


Tropical foliage plants are sometimes plagued by fungus, virus and bacteria problems. Our horticulturists are trained to recognize these plant diseases, treat them when necessary, and prevent them from occurring.


Part of our service includes cleaning your plants. It’s amazing how much everyday dirt and dust circulate in the air and collect on the foliage of your plants. We dust and wash plant leaves on a regular basis. Plants with clean leaves are healthier because they get the maximum light available and are less susceptible to insect and disease problems.


With most of our maintenance contracts, we guarantee to replace, at no additional cost, any plant that does not remain in a healthy, attractive condition. These replacements will be made promptly by us without your being aware that a plant’s appearance has deteriorated. However, don’t hesitate to call us if you feel that quality is not up to snuff.