Friday, May 13, 2011

You Haven't Gone Green Until The Plants Arrive!

With society's strong interest in "Going Green" we have seen a big increase for our services and data to support the benefits of interior plants. Placing live plants in homes and offices benefits us all.

Here is why ...

  • Plants remove toxins from the air, and create oxygen.
  • Plants are healthy, they reduce airborne molds & bacteria.
  • Plants cool spaces and interiors naturally.
  • Plants act as sound absorbers & lower stress in the work place.
  • Plants are inviting, they soften the ambiance in offices and homes.
  • Plants break up large areas in businesses and homes, creating areas of calm and beauty.  
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Orchid Workshops

The first Saturday of every month, Kifumi Keppler owner of Exotic Plants, hosts an Orchid Workshop. She teaches the audience the skills and know-how on orchid care and re-blooming.

On Saturday, July 7th was one of our biggest workshops in Exotic Plants' history! With over 75 people present, people from all over the Sacramento area came to learn what Kifumi had to offer. With audience members partaking in the large raffle and the lucky few who won stunning orchids to take home, it was the cherry on top of a very successful workshop.
Exotic Plants provides the community with fun, informative and exciting knowledge in plant care FREE of charge. Why? Because we know how important it is to have beautiful, aesthetic and air purifying plants in homes and offices. We know that there are people out there that struggle on keeping plants alive and looking good, or others who would like to learn new tricks on expanding their "indoor garden". That way everyone can achieve fresh and alive indoor plants. 

To learn more about how to care for your indoor plants, Please call us at 916.922.4769 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Grammatophyllum Season ....

Now is the time of year these beautiful indoor Grammatophyllums are in bloom! Exotic Plants has ordered a full stock of these stunning orchids from one of the most exotic, tropical places on Earth: Hawaii.

If well cared for these large, shooting orchids, are known to thrive indoors in the greater Sacramento area. The Grammatophyllum orchid is known to be one of the most exquisite, unique and full orchids available.

Grammatophyllums are happiest in a cool house, and need good air circulation, they love a breeze, and don’t seem to be super concerned about the soil they are in, but want water often, that drains easily. They have large bulbs that store water and often need a large pot or transplanting if they are thriving and growing quickly.

When you water your orchids you'll need to maintain a moist medium but don't want to have a soggy medium.  To check this, place your finger about an inch into the orchid medium and if it is dry then you will need to water your orchid.

Fertilizer should never be used when your Grammatophyllum orchids are blooming because this could keep your plant from flowering well.  If you think your orchid needs fertilizer you can use a nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium mixture of 20-20-20.

Because they are easy to care for  and have long lasting blooms, Grammatophyllum orchids make a great gift! As with any of our plants or blooms ... they quickly bring beauty and life to a home or office.

Shipment will arrive soon. However, the stock will not be full for long. So be sure to come in or give us a call! We’re always glad to deliver … 916-922-4769.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lucky Bamboo and Money Tree's for The New Year!

The New Year is here and it’s time to welcome new energy into your life. A good start is a beautiful, live, oxygen producing plant from Exotic Plants. Live plants have long been used in Feng Shui to welcome good energy into your life or living space. The Money Tree Plant is rumored to boost financial prosperity when placed in the South East corner of your room or home. And best for a business if placed near your source of income, such as your cash register.

Money Tree Plants are a fairly simple plant to care for. They need a moderate to warm interior environment, good light, and a weekly watering. With these conditions they should thrive and provide new energy for your environment.

The Chinese believe small gifts of bamboo to be lucky. Thus, the name Lucky Bamboo started for small bundles of cut bamboo that are given as gifts. The bamboo plant is considered lucky because it has always been a strong and hearty plant that thrives and grows in most any conditions. It is thought to bring health, happiness, love and abundance. It is also a symbol of new energy because of its light green and refreshing color. Consider giving Lucky Bamboo as a gift or a gift to yourself this year.

Lucky Bamboo is often planted in rocks and water. Making it easy to care for. And thrives in most any light conditions as long as water is provided regularly. Be sure to note, it is very important to keep the plant cared for, trimmed and upright. Neglect means you may be neglecting these important energies you need in your life.

The Lucky Bamboo represents all five of the important Feng Shui elements. Wood is represented by the bamboo. Earth is represented by the rocks they are planted in. Water is represented by the water it is growing in. Fire is often represented by the red ribbon tied to it. And Metal is maybe represented by the pot it is planted in, but placing a coin in the container is best.

You can find Lucky Bamboo and Money Tree Plants for the New Year at Exotic Plants now!