December 29, 2017
Why Millennials Can’t Get Their Fill of Foliage Plants and Tropicals
The latest Millennial obsession with houseplants goes beyond a desire to grow something. It’s a lifestyle choice they’re making for the mind, body, and soul.
January 16, 2018
20 Colorful Foliage and Tropical Plants for Garden Interest
Add a bit of the tropics to your product mix with new foliage and tropical plant varieties that offer bold colors and distinct patterns.
January 24, 2017
29 New Flowering and Foliage Plants from TPIE 2017
The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) was the place to be Jan. 18-20 to catch a peek at some of the new plant introductions making their first appearance on the market.
January 11, 2017
New Tropical and Foliage Plants That Offer Hidden Benefits
Tropical and foliage plants can offer extra paybacks to your customers in terms of health-promoting benefits such as filtering the air, reducing stress, and absorbing noise. Consider these new varieties, hitting the retail market in 2017, for your product mix.
January 24, 2016
Positive Consumer Experiences Help Advance The Orchid Category At Green Circle Growers
HGTV HOME Plant Collection plans to expand its Fresh Style product line through a partnership with Green Circle Growers (Oberlin, Ohio), which will supply decorative orchids, tropical plants, and indoor garden combinations. Greenhouse Grower asked Maxwell Sherer about Green Circle's orchid program, the latest trends he’s seeing, and where he thinks orchid growing is headed in the future.
January 21, 2016
Tropical And Indoor Foliage Plants Emerge As A Lifestyle Choice
Consumers are incorporating houseplants into their everyday lives, which is driving the trends toward smaller-size plants and unique products that appeal to a younger demographic.
January 5, 2016
15 Flowering Foliage And Tropical Plants For The Home And Garden
Tropical and foliage plants are the ultimate lifestyle plants because they enrich the environment and provide mood-boosting benefits. Take into account some of these new introductions for a crop mix that helps your customers realize the true benefits of plants.
December 30, 2013
Sell Foliage And Tropical Plants As Home Décor Items
Industry members specializing in tropical and foliage crops weigh in on promoting plants to improve the comfort and design of consumers’ living spaces.
September 16, 2013
Colocasia Royal Hawaiian ‘White Lava’ Features A White Band Down Each Leaf
Colocasia Royal Hawaiian ‘White Lava’ is the latest in the elephant ear breeding of Hawaii’s Dr. John Cho. ‘White Lava’ forms a tight clump that provides a tropical look in the garden without sacrificing premium real estate. Large glossy green leaves are adorned with a wide band of creamy white down the center of each leaf, later radiating out into the side veins. Each leaf is further highlighted by a large purple spot where the leaf attaches to the stalk. ‘White Lava’ is a medium grower reaching 48 by 36 inches at maturity. It makes an ideal 6-inch pot, 16 by 12 inches. It is perfect for large containers, garden borders or mass landscape planting. For more information, contact PlantHaven International, Inc. at 805-569-9179, email [email protected] or visit the PlantHaven website.
July 16, 2013
Hot New Potted Plants And Tropicals From 2013 California Spring Trials
Each stop at Spring Trials offers exciting new plants and products and this year, that included a lot of new potted plants and tropicals varieties. Take a look at some of these unique new varieties you can put into next year’s program. Stachys ‘Bella Grigio’ (Fides Oro) ‘Bella Grigio’s long, soft, nearly white leaves make a dramatic statement in a large combination planter. Bred by Bartels Stek, it is hardy to Zone 6, is fast-growing and holds up well in the rain and weather. Cassia didymobotrya Popcorn Plant (Plant Source International) The leaves, when brushed, smell just like buttered popcorn. The flowers are an eye-catching yellow spike that has a dark brownish-black tip. It’s a shrub that thrives in heat and is drought tolerant. Gerbera ‘Patio Volcano’ (Florist Holland) The Patio series finishes in just 16 to 17 weeks. They have strong stems and abundant, very large […]
February 27, 2013
Colocasia Royal Hawaiian ‘Kona Coffee’ Is Compact For Small Spaces
Colocasia Royal Hawaiian ‘Kona Coffee’ from PlantHaven International has a unique dwarf compact habit with an ultimate height of 2 to 3 feet. It forms a tight clump that provides a tropical look in the garden. This introduction by master breeder Dr. John Cho of Hawaii is topped all summer with glossy slightly cupped foliage that ranges from dark forest green to roasted coffee-bean brown held on dark petioles. Colocasia ‘Kona Coffee’ grows well in full sun or part shade and prefers moist soil. It’s perfect for that wet spot in the yard next to the downspout. Colocasia ‘Kona Coffee’ makes a great container plant or addition to the garden where it can be used en masse with contrasting colors. This variety is robust and disease resistant while not exhibiting any signs of runners. For more information, please contact PlantHaven International Inc. at 805-569-9179, eMail [email protected] or visit the Plant […]
December 20, 2012
Slideshow: 8 Tropical Plants Your Customers Will Love
PlantHaven The Royal Hawaiian colocasia series from PlantHaven has been bred to be sturdy garden performers and container specimens. Each is disease-resistant with fabulous foliage, stem interest and a tidy clumping habit. Colocasia ‘Maui Gold,’ which has unique white stems, and Colocasia ‘Hawaiian Punch,’ with its bright-red stems, are the latest additions to the series and provide striking complements to the series’ other cultivars. Hort Couture Alocasia ‘Loco’ from Hort Couture is a statement piece and the perfect accent piece for mixed containers. Crinkled, dark-green corrugated leaves are set off by white midribs. Colocasia ‘Tropi-cools Madeira’ has velvety-black leaves that also work well in mixed containers. This compact grower reaches 2 to 3 feet in height, and unlike other black-leaved selections, it does not take over in the landscape. Cordyline ‘Centerpiece Electra’ is a bright and showy C. terminalis form. It boasts bright fuchsia leaves streaked with hot-pink and creamy-chocolate […]
June 14, 2012
Perennials, Tropicals And More: 2012 California Spring Trials Introductions
Plants of all shapes, sizes and species are rolled out during Spring Trials each year, the vast majority of which, of course, are annuals. The numbers of new introductions can be almost overwhelming, and every stop on the tour offers at least a few welcome surprises. Peruse these great-looking new perennials we saw during the 2012 California Spring Trials and see which ones you might want to add to your mix for 2013.