This an example of a flowering Echeveria succulent plant, a good interior office plant for offices as well as for exterior green plants.
1. Origin: Southwestern U.S. and Mexico
2. Height: 2-4 inches (5-10 cm)
3. Light: Bright light with some direct sun.
4. Water: Keep the mix lightly moist spring through fall and water sparingly in winter. Water the potting mix and not the rosette because it can easily rot.
5. Humidity: Average room humidity.
6. Temperature: In spring and summer, average to warm 65-80°F/18-27°C. Slightly cooler in fall and winter 55-75°F/13-24°C.
7. Soil: Cactus potting mix, or equal parts sharp sand with all-purpose potting mix.
8. Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks spring through fall with a 2-7-7 liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
9. Propagation: Offsets can be cut off and potted in their own containers. Leaf cuttings can be propagated in spring and summer. Allow leaf to dry for 24 hours to stop the oozing of its sap. Push the cut end into moist potting mix. Do not cover the pot with plastic because succulents are likely to rot with excessive moisture.
Plantscape Designs,Inc. has been providing interior landscape design services to some of the office parks listed below for over 40 years.
- Griffin Brook Office Park Methuen, MA
- Cummings Office Park Woburn and Beverly, MA
- Corporation Way / Centennial Park Peabody, MA
- Research Drive Wilmington, MA
- Brickstone Office Park Andover, MA
- Nagog Office Park Acton, MA
- Westford Corporate Park Westford, MA
- Edgewater Office Park Wakefield, MA
- Quorum Office Park Chelmsford, MA
- Technology Office Park Billerica, MA
- The Bedford Professional Park Bedford, MA
- Hobbs Brook Office Park Waltham, MA
- Wellesley Office Park Wellesley, MA
When we think of adding a colorful accent to our indoor office plants we often think about cut flowers or a flowering potted plant. Actually there is another option. Tropical foliage plants that have beautiful colored leaves. If your office has the right conditions, bright light and warm temperature, there is an unlimited selection of plants that have colorful foliage and variegated leaves. Crotons, Cordyline, Rex begonias, Stromanthe are just a few that can brighten your office with some color. We use many of these on locations in the Boston metro area. Colored leafy botanicals have unlimited plant possibilities.
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