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Holiday plant hues go beyond traditional red and green

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Published on December 08, 2010 with No Comments

As we approach the winter solstice on Dec. 21, Ambius, www.ambius.com, the world’s leading provider of plants for the workplace with offices across the U.S, reports the trend in workplace greenery for Winter 2010 highlights bold pink, orange and purple-hued foliage is 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 St. Louis, Missouri-based Charlee Storner, Sales and Design, Ambius.  Please call or email if The Chronicle would like high resolution JPEGs of the top five hottest plants for winter workplace 2010.

Ambius reports that the top five most desirable workplace plants and plant varieties for the American marketplace for the Winter 2010 season:

•1. 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.

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

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

•4. 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 color with red or yellow edges.

•5. 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 colored 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.”

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