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  • Zanzibar Gem (zamioculcas zamiifolia)

    Common name Zig Zag, ZZ

    Description One of the most successful and hearty plants available. The Zig Zag can survive on very little water; it has large flesh bulbous roots that can hold moisture for considerable periods of time.

    Its fleshy, high gloss foliage and thick stems give it a very lush appearance and enable this variety to stand alone as a feature despite only reaching about 700mm height. They are most affective in a large wedge shaped pot but work well in any situation or planter type.

    Some sources report that all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested, but a number of others claim that this is a myth. They contain calcium oxalate. Needle-like calcium oxalate crystals that could irritate different sensitive skin parts, mucosa, or conjunctiva.

    Initial toxicological experiment conducted by the University of Bergen in 2015 on extracts from Z. zamiifolia using brine shrimp as a lethality assay did not indicate lethality to the shrimps even at concentrations of extracts up to 1 mg/mL providing disproving evidence for the assumption of Z. zamiifolia's toxic character. The scientists conducting the experiment found that "On the contrary, it could appear as though the extract contributed to improvements in the vitality of the larvae".

    Size Small, Medium, Large

    Light requirement low -  high

  • Happy Plant (dracaene fragrans 'massangeana')

    Common name Chinese lucky plant or Chinese money tree

    Description A very reliable and multi-faceted variety. As a standalone plant it has great presence with its variegated foliage, it is a real space saver as its growth habit is upright and tight, fantastic in partitioned work station areas where space is at a premium.

    On Occasion they do produce sprays of fragrant flowers, these flower stems need to be removed because as the flowers begin to go over they produce copious amounts of sticky sap.

    They are fairly disease resistant and like most Dracaenas like to be kept to the dryer side of watering.

    Size Small, Medium, Large

    Light requirement medium -  high

  • Deremensis (dracaena deremensis)

    Common name Dero

    Description A great addition to the Dracaena family as it gives great variation with its white and grey striation down the length of its foliage which can be used to great affect if it is placed alongside deeper green leaf options especially in flox planter troughs.

    The version known as the Greenie has very dramatic lime green striations and is far more hearty that the usual variety.

    Size Small, Medium, Large

    Light requirement medium -  high

  • Janet Craig (dracaena Fragrans)

    Common name Janet Craig

    Description A very reliable variety that has striking, large deep green strappy foliage. In multi planted situation it has the capacity to enhance the variegation of other plants and can tolerate the full spectrum of light conditions, from low to high. A large single specimen is also very striking. Light conditions will dictate the amount of water they require but in most instances Janet Craigs prefer to have slightly dry soil

    Size Small, Medium, Large

    Light requirement low -  high

  • Bench top Trough – Partition Mounted Trough Pot Dimension 750mm long – 190mm deep – 180mm wide Description When your office is tight on space but you still want to achieve a healthy environment and soften down the hard edge of a new office refit, partition mounted troughs are a good option. In mass they also help to minimise echoing and reduce sound transfer between areas which can be essential if staff are on the phone a great deal. Access for watering and servicing is the most crucial issue and can only be achieved if the units are positioned correctly. These planters also act well as bench top displays along window sills. Size Plants to 300mm tall. Light requirement Low - medium -  high