Monday, April 20, 2015

Dracaena Facts

There are good reasons why Dracaenas are so popular & it's not just because they're so attractive.

1) Dracaenas are slow growers.  There's no need to worry if the plant is going to out-grow its space too soon.

2)  They require less water than many other plants.  If you travel a lot, a Dracaena may be a good choice for you.

3)  These beauties tend to grow upwards rather than wide so they fit in locations where other plants may not.

4)  Dracaenas can grow indefinitely.  If they become taller than you want, you can cut them back and they'll branch out.

5)  Dracaenas with darker green leaves and the popular "corn plant" can tolerate lower light than others.

There are over 40 varieties of Dracaena! 
For example, this is a Dracaena Marginata Colorama.  If you have a place with bright light, this may be just the plant you're looking for.

Dracaena Marginata Character Trunks have large stumps that are the result of being grown and cut back for years.

Song of India Dracaenas love bright light and look great in contemporary settings.

Dracaena Janet Craig make good, no-fuss house plants.

You may know the variegated Dracaena Massangeana above as a "corn plant." 

This bright, beautiful plant is a Lime Light Dracaena.

Dracaena Warneckii is commonly called a "striped Dracaena."

The Dracaena Compacta looks exotic but it is an extremely durable plant if the light is good.

Like what you see? Come in and find the Dracaena that would look great in your space.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Facts you may not know about palms

Do you love palms?  Here are some facts that you may not know about them.

1) Although many people think palms always look like the type that grows along white sandy beaches, there are actually many varieties.  Here are a few.

This is a Kentia Palm.  You're probably familiar with their graceful fronds.

A Raphis Palm, also known as a Lady Palm, is very hearty and, over time, gets massive.

Fish Tail Palms are named for their fish-tailed leaves.

A Pony Tail Palm is not really a palm but a succulent.

2)  Palms are slow growing but do fan out over time.  This makes them a great choice for large open spaces.

3)  They do well in bright to medium light.  They don't need direct sunlight but prefer bright, indirect light.

4)  Although many palms like to dry out between watering, that's not true of all. Fishtail and Raphis palms prefer moist to wet soil when grown in good light.  In lower light conditions, the surface two inches or lower should be dry before watering.

Wonder which palms would look great in your home or office?  Give us a call or come see us.