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So far Interior Plantscape Association has created 29 blog entries.

Indoor Plants and Pets – How to keep your cute companions safe!

By | 2021-11-08T15:09:16+10:00 November 8th, 2021|

Indoor plants are the perfect addition to any home or work environment. Why? Because they not only look amazing there are many proven scientific health benefits; ? Indoor Plants Improve air quality They are natural air-filters! Plants absorb harmful toxins in the air while releasing oxygen into the home or work environment. ? Reduces Stress [...]

Growing Native Plants – Indoors!

By | 2021-10-20T16:21:33+10:00 November 1st, 2021|

What would I give to get my hands on this book? Reading books is not a novel idea, and despite the advent of the digital era, this pastime will not pass any time soon. Whilst researching for an article about growing bush tucker plants indoors recently, I was reminded that I have yet to succeed [...]

4 Quick Tips: How to Promote Indoor Plants to Interior and Architect Designers

By | 2021-10-20T16:16:27+10:00 November 1st, 2021|

Imagine integrating indoor plants into every interior or architectural designer’s whole concept, just like carpet, furniture, lighting and workstations. Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) is working hard every day to achieve our vision: ‘That every corporate building designers include interior plants in their overall design and have IPA members supply and maintain them’! Feedback often received [...]

Design Tips for Blending the Indoors with the Outdoors

By | 2021-11-16T16:04:46+10:00 October 1st, 2021|

Many of our members design, construct and maintain both interior and exterior plantscapes. Connecting these two spaces can be a challenge. The following tips may help you when working with architects and interior designers to ensure that the indoors blend successfully with the outdoors. Provide a Transition Zone An online webinar jointly hosted webinar by [...]

Why we love Social Media (and you should too!!)

By | 2021-08-26T16:44:44+10:00 September 1st, 2021|

In a few clicks, you can start connecting and growing your business. Yet, I can hear you say YES BUT…’That takes time and we don’t have any spare time in our day to worry about Social Media!’ Unfortunately, whether we like it or not social media is here to stay! But few plantscapers are on [...]

Indoor Green – The Scoop on Palm Trees!

By | 2021-08-26T16:44:35+10:00 September 1st, 2021|

When is a tree not a tree? When it is a palm tree! Despite appearances and name, the biology of palm trees is sufficiently different from its woody counterparts. Interior plantscapers seeking to establish palm trees indoors should be familiar with these differences if their palms are to thrive. The Arecaceae, or palm family, is [...]

Plant People – Graham Holbrook

By | 2021-09-01T12:24:40+10:00 September 1st, 2021|

Plant people LOVE plants and nature. Plant people have a thirst for knowledge. They wear many hats – they are creative, qualified, problem solvers, tolerant and most importantly, despite all the challenges of running a business, they enjoy the many health benefits and solving the complexities that plants bring! Let’s look at the unique story [...]

Plant People – Victorian Members Social Event

By | 2021-07-22T15:56:00+10:00 July 30th, 2021|

Recently a group of Victorian IPA members met for coffee with IPA Management Committee members Michael Casey and myself, IPA President Cameron Iddles. The aim was social, to have a great cup of coffee and to chat about issues that affect us all. In such trying times it helps to talk to those who have [...]

What is an ideal N-P-K ratio for plant fertilizers?

By | 2021-07-22T16:33:25+10:00 July 30th, 2021|

Researching suitable N-P-K ratios for indoor plants recently, I was reminded that product labelling is not always consistent across the globe. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are three essential elements required by plants to support their growth and it is essential that interior plantscapers understand just how much they are applying to their plants. Deficiency of [...]