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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 [...]

Do you need to be Spider-Man or Spider-Woman to be an Interior Plantscaper?

By | 2021-06-30T13:43:24+10:00 July 1st, 2021|

With green walls gaining not only in popularity but also height, maintaining interior plantscapes in our high-rise buildings may soon be the domain of a team of so-called Spider-Men and Spider-Women. As interior plantscapers, you have all probably heard of the Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum). This plant is a popular choice in many an indoor [...]

Will you find your next star employee on Facebook?

By | 2021-05-26T14:51:24+10:00 June 1st, 2021|

Where do you go to recruit new employees to work in your interior plantscape business? Would you consider using Facebook? Perusing social media recently trying to stay abreast of horticultural news, I came upon yet another post lamenting the difficulty in this industry of recruiting workers. Despite reading this ‘complaint’ on Facebook, I wonder whether [...]

President’s message June 2021

By | 2021-05-26T14:35:23+10:00 June 1st, 2021|

Hello and Welcome to Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) monthly newsletter. It’s the beginning of winter and in Melbourne it is the time of year when you leave for work in the dark and get home in the dark and the most important item in your plantscaping kit is a warm, waterproof coat, followed by a [...]

Growing together – IPA Mentor Program

By | 2021-05-24T14:21:15+10:00 May 24th, 2021|

Coming off the back of the successful IPA Advocates Program started by our CEO Elaine Tunn, the 2021 Management Committee is looking to establishing a group of IPA Mentors, people with particular skills who are willing to share with other IPA Members. This program is specifically designed to add value to your IPA membership, plus [...]

Congratulations to accredited members

By | 2021-05-12T15:47:21+10:00 May 12th, 2021|

Congratulations on achieving the valued status of being an Accredited Member of Interior Plantscape Association for another 2 years. Plantercraft – WA          https://plantercraft.com.au Advance Plants – Qld    https://advanceplants.com.au Ambius – National         https://www.ambiusindoorplants.com.au All three companies have proven to be fully compliant with industry standards, procedures and policies. When clients are looking for reliable and transparent [...]

President’s message May 2021

By | 2021-04-23T14:39:02+10:00 May 1st, 2021|

Hello again and Welcome to May! It's Autumn, the days are getting shorter and indoor plant stock is at its peak in terms of quality but perhaps not availability. I am sure this isn’t news to most of you. Winter doesn’t seem far away, certainly in the cool crisp Melbourne mornings and indoor plant stock [...]