As part of our attempt to create awareness about the benefits of plants, greenery in general and how important is to understand that nature and human society are not separate things, we will present you every two weeks a plant species from our diverse plant palette, successfully used on our GVG (Greenology Vertical Greenery) panels.
Anthurium is an evergreen tropical plant. Under the Anthurium genus there are over 800 species.
The heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spadix where the tiny real flowers grow.
In the NASA Clean Air Study, Anthurium andreanum can remove from your household harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, ammonia.
Have you ever wondered why is begonia variegated?
Foliar variegation is recognized as arising from two major mechanisms: leaf structure and pigment related variegation. Variegation in Begonias can be of these two types.
Of structural nature, light areas in leaves are created by internal reflection between air spaces and cells.
Pink, red or purple colour in leaves is caused by the presence of pigments called anthocyanins. These pigments can mask the chlorophyll and other pigments present in the leaf. Nonetheless, the plant undergoes the ususal photosynthesis process.
The Philodendron Scandens is a beauty to behold for its simplicity and matte leafy appearance, and is also known as the heart-shaped Philodendron.
Often mistaken for the Epipremnum aureum (or money plant) due to their similar appearance and climbing growth pattern, the Philodendron Scandens have a more elongated drip tip that allows rain water to flow smoothly off its leaves, an adaptation common to rain-forest species.
As visitors stroll along our nursery, a certain plant species would often turn heads and make them go, ‘Oh no, insects have eaten through the leaves of this plant!’.
But do not be mistaken. Naturally formed and part of healthy development, the holes in the leaves of the Monstera obliqua prevent the plant from being ripped by strong winds in the upper canopies. They also let rain pass through more quickly while allowing more light to reach foliage below. Relatively easy to maintain with partial sunlight, the Monstera obliqua is a popular choice that lends our greenwalls an exotic touch.
Characterised by its black-stemmed fronds and fan-like plantlets, the Adiantum peruvianum is a plant that stands out from the crowd when put on a greenwall. In our designs, we try to inject character into a greenwall by considering the growth pattern of each plant species—and with its delicate cascading foliage, the A. peruvianum reacts easily to the winds to bring any greenwall alive.
The genus name is derived from the Greek word adiantos which means unwetted, in reference to the water-repelling properties of the fern’s fan-like foliage. In the wild, the A. peruvianum is native to some parts of South America so like most ferns of tropical origin, it grows most splendidly under cool, shady surroundings with evenly-moist media.