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Top 10 plant care tips

Taking care of plants can be tricky. You need to consider multiple variables, such as lighting and watering. Here’s the good news: Ambius is the expert in plant care and will ensure the plants at your property receive the attention they need. Contact us to learn more about how we can design beautiful arrangements that enhance the environment of your space.

In the meantime, read about top plant care tips to get on the right track.

  1. Avoid annoying little flies by being careful not to tip tea and coffee into plant containers. The sugars left in the compost make it an ideal breeding ground for sciarid flies. 
  2. Use trough planters as natural screens. They reduce noise and are useful as barriers to separate walkways etc. 
  3. One of the most common causes of plant death is over-watering. If in doubt, leave it to Ambius, the experts! 
  4. Your plants need water, light and warmth to survive. So when you're off on vacation, don't forget about your green friends. Make sure that someone else knows to keep the blinds open and the thermostat up. 
  5. Peat free compost is suitable for all your indoor plants. Contact us for an excellent peat free alternative. 
  6. Variegated plants (featuring leaves with white edges or white flecks) often need more light than their green cousins. Keep them nearer to a window so that they can get all the light that they need. 
  7. Plants acclimatise slowly to different surroundings by changing their leaf orientation and structure. If you can, try not to move them around, as they may not adapt as easily as you think. 
  8. Plants reduce stress. Learn more here about benefits of plants. 
  9. You can still have plants where space is at a premium. Some of the latest designs use tall containers to show off the plants, whilst taking up as little floor space as possible. 
  10. Regularly prune your plants to stop them becoming 'leggy'. Once they've lost the foliage on their lower branches, it's very difficult to get it to return.

Snake plant care

You have likely seen snake plants inside a building. They have stiff, thin leaves. This plant, also known as sansevieria, is resilient and can be placed in low light. It also does not require too much water. Sanseveria plants should be kept in temperatures from 65 to 85°F.

Due to their hardiness, snake plants make good matches for offices and could add a bit of life to your property. Ambius can help you determine whether your premises are suited to sanseveria.

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Air plant care

Air plants are another group of plants that could make a great fit for your property. They fall under the genus Tillandsia, and there are multiple kinds. Interestingly, air plants do not need soil but can be affixed to rocks or shells. Terrariums are also a good match for them. Air plants require bright light, although it should not be direct. When indoors, they should be misted regularly.

Air plants work well in atriums, such as in your office building. Ambius can help you understand whether air plants are right for your situation.

At Ambius, we know proper plant care is critical and will provide the maintenance your plants need to thrive. Get in touch with us today to find out more about your options.

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