You Gotta Try ‘Em!
Are you interested in using biological control? We encourage you to begin using beneficial nematodes to manage fungus gnats and other soil pests. Beneficial nematodes are relatively easy to use and are applied similar to conventional pesticides. The nematode S. feltiae is sold under the trade names of NemaShield, Nemasys, Scanmask and Entonem. All of these products are labeled as a soil drench treatment against fungus gnat larvae. Preventative applications to moist soils work best. Read all you need to know here! Also, check out this very informativevideo on how nematodes work and how to apply them!
Love the formal look of these Ficus nitida globes? Get them while you still can! Sadly, these beauties are no longer being produced by the grower. We only have 40 - 14” Ficus Nitida Globe 05 -6’ and 15 - 18” Ficus Nitida Globe 06-7’ available! Not only do Ficus nitida flourish indoors, they make a beautiful street tree for California’s coastal cities - including San Francisco! Keep your Ficus looking lovely, check out these care instructions and tips on pruning here!
Don’t Judge a Plant by its Box!
Earth Day Everyday
Groovy Gift Ideas!
We are always searching for the latest and greatest. Recently, we stumbled upon these cute compositions!Now available from SFF, bamboo hanging displays are perfect additions to any nursery or garden center! With four styles to choose from there is sure to be something for everyone.Click on each picture for more information!
Crooked Nest Exploratorium Exhibit
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Today, San Francisco’s Exploratorium is re-opening in a new location on Pier 15! Local design gurus at Crooked Nest expertly constructed this beautiful display for the grand re-opening using plants from SF Foliage! Their one of a kind menagerie includes specimen sized Tillandsia xerographica along with other colorful exotics like Vrisea ‘Philippo-coburgii’ and Billbergia ‘Hallelujah’.Check out more from Crooked Nest on their Facebook page!
Focus on Fertilizer
Here’s the Scoop
Fine-tune your fertilizer formulations and improve your plant nutrition program with this advice from university researchers and technical experts. Check out the links below for more information!
When Fertilizing, Don’t Neglect The Root Zone
Potted Plants On Controlled-Release Fertilizers
Organic Fertilizers In Greenhouse And Nursery Production
4 Tips For Using Controlled-Release Fertilizers In the Greenhouse
Springtime at SFF!
Spring blooming Odontoglossumare now in stock. The scientific name is derived from the Greek words odon (tooth) and glossa (tongue), referring to the two tooth-like calluses on the base of the lip.These beauties won’t last long, order early for best selection!
Check out this amazing design by locally owned landscape company Reynolds-Sebastiani! They specialize in high end design, build and care. We love how they have incorporated our specialty bromeliads into this outdoor patio project in San Francisco! Some of their choices were Vriesea Red Chestnutand Tillandsia fasciculata. Check out more fabulous designs on their Facebook page!
Green Walls Buyer’s Guide!
What You Need to Know
Do you have the Right Stuff to do Green Walls? Find out the success strategies of other interior plant-scape companies and their green wall projects.
The Green Walls Buyers Guide is available in its entirety hereso you can compare systems and decide which one will work for each of your projects. There’s a system out there to fit every size, every space and every budget!
Job Opportunities at SFF
Interested in a job in Horticulture? Look no further! SFF is hiring a full time sales member!
This position works closely with other sales members, greenhouse management and staff to guarantee successful fulfillment of sales orders. Read the entire job descriptionhere!
Please send resumé to email@example.com.
For questions, please call (415) 707-1392.
Spring Plant Care!
Spring is a time of growth for indoor plants. Plants will beovercoming their winter rest, and will begin to grow faster with the increased light. Spring (especially late spring) is a great time to catch up on needed plant maintenance, such as re-potting, fertilization, and propagation. Take a look at this handy care guide for more information!
Indoor Plant Décor - Just Published!
The Design Stylebook for Houseplants
With more and more people (5.9 million-plus) working from home or retiring from the workforce (10,000 new baby boomers retiring every day) the quality of the home environment is becoming more important than ever. Jenny and Kylee know that adding living plants to the decor pays off in enjoyment, pride of place, and an increased sense of well being (not to mention lower blood pressure, higher creativity and cleaner air quality). House stagers and decorators know that well placed plants add value to a home. In Indoor Decor, the authors show how to design with plants and enhance one’s personal style. The book is divided into style categories, like “Peaceful Zen,” “Classic Elegance,” Modern Eclectic,” and “Vintage Vibe” - with photo collages of style elements, step-by-step how-to’s, and plant and container selection and care tips for all environments and seasons. Check out the author’s Facebook page for more information!
SF Foliage Hosts PIA Seminar!
Education & Training
On April 5th SF Foliage is hosting a PIA Plant & Pest ManagementSeminar with Heddy Salerno! Come hear the latest tips of trade!Whether you are a brand new plant maintenance technician or have been maintaining thriving plants for 20 years, there is always something to learn. We will be offering a discount on orders of $150 or more to attendees on the day of this class. Get more info and register here!
Hanging Air Plants
Our most popular gift item is now available in 2 sizes! These cute conversation starters add curiosity and style to any space! We can accommodate large orders, contact us for more information!
The PARRAMYD modular system, designed by the Kuwamura Ganjavian Studio, is a unique and beautiful way to tame indoor crawling plants. It consists of geometric elements that connect to each other, creating a structure that guides the way a plant grows.Continue reading…
A New Addition
Dischidia pectinoides are also called ant plants. These epiphytes get their name from their large, hollow sacs that ants colonize in nature. The plants benefit from carbon dioxide and ‘fertilizer’ produced by the ants, while the ants are provided with a convenient shelter. These ant plants produces clusters of bright pink flowers for most of the year. These shells hang conveniently in a window and make a perfect gift!
A new shipment of our popular 2” Terrarium Foliage just arrived in a fun assortment! We never know what we’ll get, and this time we were especially excited by the selection. Order soon, they go fast!
SF Conservatory of Flowers
Planting design by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.
How to Get a Hoya to Bloom
Hoya carnosa, usually grown in a hanging basket, has earned itself a spot as a favorite among indoor plants. Also known as wax plant for its thick, shiny leaves, Hoya is easy to get along with and thrives with minimal care. In the right conditions, hoya produces bunches of star-shaped blooms on umbrella like stalks, called umbrels. Depending on the variety, blooms may be tiny or as large as 3 inches, with colors running the gamut from white and pale pink to yellow to deep, brownish purple. Although the hoya plant is nearly indestructible, getting the plant to bloom can be a challenge. Click here to see more…
Cork Micro Planters
Easy and Fun!
Micro planters are really popular right now, and for good reason. First and foremost, they’re adorable! They’re also quick and easy to make, take up little space, and add a nice touch of green at a time of the year when many of us are already thinking spring. Taking care of your planters is easy if you pick the right plants, too. I like smaller succulents, and those that are easy to propagate by breaking off leaves. They don’t require much soil or water, and they come in cool shapes and textures that keep your planters interesting!Click here to see more…