Stewarts Office Plants

We supply many businesses across the South, from Sussex and Surrey, through Hampshire and Dorset to Wiltshire and Somerset. For more information about the services we offer visit our home page, or contact us here. In this blog you'll find news, interesting snippets, stories and pictures of our staff's adventures out on the road.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Purple, or blue?

We've just returned from Southampton, where we've installed a lovely pair of 3.2m branched Yuccas at a college.

The photo doesn't do their size justice (maybe because the photographer - me - is so tall). It also really doesn't do the pot colour justice. This pot - I promise - is 'Deep Purple' (aka BS 22D45) which is a dark violet purple, and looks it in the flesh.

But two different cameras have both taken pictures of it that have come out looking completely blue. I would call it Royal Blue (an in joke, as long time readers may note).

And they say the camera never lies....


Thursday, September 02, 2010


This plant is more commonly know as the weeping fig, and comes in many different cultivars, and it part of the rubber tree family.

It grows wild in the tropical forest of India, South East Asia and Northern Australia to about a height of 30 metres.

As an indoor plant it likes bright indirect sun conditions, but can tolerate a degree of shade, but it does not react very well to being moved or changes in temperature and will drop leaves like crazy, but it does adapt to its new climate.
It can be pruned to give a suitable shape for indoor landscaping and when young the flexible stems can be twisted or braided to make a very attractive feature.

In a report from NASA it showed that the Ficus is effective at filtering indoor toxins, so is ideal for indoor plant displays in office environments.

We use quite a few different varieties in our indoor plant contracts:

Ficus Gold King

Ficus Danielle

Ficus Starlight

Ficus benjamina braided