Not a good idea: Houseplants in your commercial greenhouses over Christmas

Every year we run into the same problem. The Christmas season is approaching and Christmas trees appear in the homes again. To make room, many times a houseplant is moved to a nice and warm spot in the commercial greenhouse. This obviously seems like a good idea, but it really isn’t.

All too often some type of pest is hidden among the leaves. Once inside the greenhouse, these will spread quickly (through clothing, shoes, hands, etc.) and getting rid of them after that is next to impossible. 

Conclusion: do not put houseplants in the greenhouse. It’s just not worth the risk. Surely there’s a nice spot in the attic or some spare room where the plants can be safe for the winter without infecting your precious crops.

More information:
Marco Culurgioni
Adviseur gewasbescherming Royal Brinkman
Royal Brinkman
Woutersweg 10
2691 PR 'S-Gravenzande
t: +31 (174) 44 61 00
f: +31 (174) 44 61 50

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