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#149103 Nov 5th, 2007 at 09:52 AM
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Hello all,

I just took over as prop. mgr for an office building. One of the suites downstairs next to the lobby is a doctors office. He says some of his patients have complained about being sensitive to the plants we have in the lobby. Trying to find out info on the plants and possible solutions.

Dracaena Massangeana "Corn plant"
zebra palnts
Howea forsteriana "palm tree"
Aglaonema Emerald beauty
Ficue Robesta "rubber plant"
Dracaena Drago
Alocasia Philodendrom

thanks so much!!

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jcobb #149282 Nov 5th, 2007 at 08:33 PM
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that's weird. i wouldn't think any of those listed would be a problem, unless they are messing with them. they don't bloom, and the only one with sap that is irritating is the ficus elastica (rubber plant).

maybe someone will come along with more ideas.

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#149454 Nov 6th, 2007 at 08:26 AM
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Some of the plants have a white residue on the leaves???

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jcobb #149550 Nov 6th, 2007 at 05:29 PM
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if they are not dusted regularly, they could be affecting peoples allergies.

also, if kept too moist, they could derive a fungus.


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Originally Posted by RugbyHukr
if they are not dusted regularly, they could be affecting peoples allergies.

also, if kept too moist, they could derive a fungus.


Yep I have to agree with this,,
The Dr's office staff should be wiping down the leaves every week with a Mild soap w/ water( Like Lemon Joy in a mister teaspoon per quart) just spray on and wipe off,, that will also take care of some tiny insects as well,,


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