It’s our first foray into the world of Facilities shows and we’re excited to be in London’s ExCel for the occasion. And with the final day of this year’s event coinciding with National Clean Air Day, we’re delighted to contribute to the air quality with our beautiful, yet hard-working plants.
Let’s introduce you to who we’ve brought along.
In the Health & Wellbeing area, the inspiration was to induce feelings of being outdoors.
Ficus benjamina is impressive and decorative with its braided stem. Sometimes called the weeping tree due to releasing water from the ends of its leave. This ornamental beauty is the official tree of Bangkok. Paired with the Ficus is Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine. As its name suggests, this Dracaeana loves bright light and as it soaks up all that sunshine, and with this love of light comes growth, growing up to 6ft.
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In the VIP section, our plants must be as prestigious as the guests. On arrival you’ll be greeted by a Phalaenopsis orchid, a bright pop of pink is sure to bright your day, we’ve brought along orchids in different shades to showcase their elegance. These decorative flowers prove popular with Facilities Managers, as not only do they add a brightness to a space but they’re great at softening corporate and industrial spaces.
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Around the perimeter of the VIP Lounge is a cast of hardy and handsome characters
A pair of Polyscias, Polyscias Fabian and Polyscias Roble, sit either side of the entrance. These two originally come from India and like warmer temperature. Their small sharply leaves and deep green can add interest to any corner.
Dracaena marginata is a member of the ancient dragon tree family, and with it’s plentiful leaves and sharp appearance, we think it’s character would match the fiery nature of it’s ancestry. It’s in good company with family member Dracaena Massangeana, this variation is a strong-minded chap, and can even I twist my leaves to protect them from the sun when it’s too hot. In between these two big characters is our Schefflera Arboricola. This gentle guy is full and friendly and while all our plants are great oxigenators, Schefflera is known for its natural air freshening qualities, absorbing pollutants and releasing oxygen.
On the opposite side of the lounge is Yucca elephantipes. Its thick trunk is an indicator of its name and it’s thick, waxy skin helps prevent loss of water. This makes him a very forgiving fellow when it comes to maintenance.
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And finally we have our bountiful collection of plants in Living Wall. Highlight from this collection include; Marantha tricolor known me as a Prayer Plant due to how it folds up it’s leaves of an evening; Scindapsus Golden pothos, a bright plant who likes to spread out towards the light; Aglaonema maria, a house-hold favourite because of it doing well in low light; Chamaedorea elegans, a palm like plant originally coming from the rainforests of Southern Mexico; and Syngonium podophyllum, who loves to hang out in moist, shady conditions
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Register to attend for free! The show is on at the Excel from June 19th - 21st 2018.