Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What’s beautiful and looks like a big insect? And no, it isn't scary!

Say hello to the butterfly orchid, also known as as Oncidium Papilio (Psychopsis).  Not only does this orchid have a striking similarity to a butterfly, if you look closely at the bloom, it appears to have a face!

Butterfly orchids are different from many other types of orchids in that they have one bloom per spike but when one falls off, another flower usually pops up right away.  That’s because a future bud is forming behind the mature one.  

These plants are easy to care for and love bright, filtered light.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you for 42 years of being able to serve you!  It's our 42nd anniversary and to show our appreciation we are giving a special discount for this week - 30% off plants and containers during the week of September 15 through 21.  See the flier below for specifics.

And if you are in the Sacramento area, join us for our Customer Appreciation Party on September 17 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Exotic Plants.  There'll be fun, good things to eat and prizes!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Want to get more done?

Although studies over the years have concluded that plants in the workplace will increase productivity, new research has the statistics to prove it.  When plants were added to Spartan-type offices, productivity increased by 15%.

This new study was the first to test the idea in real offices.  It was conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland, Cardiff University, the University of Exeter and the University of Groningen.

According to Professor Alex Haslam – one of the study’s coauthors – the study challenges modern business ideas that a lean office is a more productive one. He was quoted in the UQ News as saying, “Modern offices and desks have been stripped back to create sparse spaces - our findings question this widespread theory that less is more – sometimes less is just less.”