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The hot winter colours in office plants

December 13, 2010  By Dave Harrison


The hot winter colours in office plants
Ambius, a global plantscaping leader, reports that hot
holiday plant hues go beyond the traditional red and green to include
pink, orange and purple.

Dec. 13, 2010 – Ambius, a global plantscaping leader, reports that hot holiday plant hues go beyond the traditional red and green to include pink, orange and purple.
The trend in workplace greenery for winter 2010 highlights bold pink, orange and purple-hued foliage as well as the traditional red and green holiday tones.  “We are the seasonal ‘elves’ who wave a ‘magic wand’ over the corporate world to make everything become more beautiful,” said Charlee Storner, a sales and design specialist with Ambius. 
Ambius reports that the top five most desirable workplace plants and plant varieties for the American marketplace for the winter 2010 season are:

• Amaryllis (also known as the belladonna lily or naked ladies) –
Amaryllis is a bulbous plant with green leaves and funnel-shaped white,
pink or purple flowers.

• Cyclamen – A family of perennials valued for their flowers with
upswept petals and variably patterned leaves.  The flower hues include
white, pink, or purple.

• Flowering Kale  (also known as Ornamental Cabbage) – While Flowering Kale is actually edible, it is better served as rosy or white ornamental foliage to liven up a holiday display.

• Dracaena marginata (also known as the Madagascar Dragon Tree or Red
Edged Dracaena) is a flowering shrub or small tree native to Madagascar
with thin leaves and a glossy green colour with red or yellow edges.

• Poinsettias remain one of the most popular holiday plants. This
species of flowering plant, indigenous to Mexico and Central America,
features dark green serrated and coloured leaves which range in color
from red, orange, pale green, cream, pink, white or marbled.

Ambius rings up their biggest sales during the holiday season and this year accounts for the company’s best yet.  “While the economy’s still in the red, it’s time for one’s business environment to be green and one’s work environment to features a sensory experience that evokes harmony, tranquility and good cheer,” says Jeff Mariola, the Chicago-based president of Ambius.  “Research has shown that the value of plants goes far beyond the purely aesthetic. Plants are actually good for the building and its occupants in a number of subtle ways and are an important element in providing a pleasant, tranquil environment where people can work or relax.” 

Ambius offers a full spectrum of services to enhance the interior space for the hospitality, healthcare, retail, and commercial industries.  Ambius services include ambient scenting, interior landscaping, holiday décor, decorative wall art and fresh fruit and flower deliveries to businesses in 18 countries in Europe, North America, South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.


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