How do Naava plants stay alive and kicking?

Posted by Tiina Mustonen on October 27, 2017
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Houseplants can be surprisingly challenging to take care of. More often than not, the care given to plants doesn’t necessarily match with their needs. So how do the Naava plants stay alive?

The most common symptom of a sick plant is drooping leaves. Most of the time we tend to think that we should water the plant more to revitalize it back to health. However, the problem could be quite the opposite. So how can you tell what kind of care your plant needs?

The plants currently used in Naavas.

Naava plants: Philodendron Scandens, Dracaena Deremensis Compacts, Asplenium Antiquum, Schefflera Arboricola Nora, Aspidistra Elatior and Philodendron Scandens 'Brazil'.

Unsurprisingly, the withering of plants is often due to unsuitable living conditions. Although plants are an adapting kind, they do not cope well with sudden changes. For instance, a sudden drop in temperature can expose the plant to diseases and pests. That is why plants need a stable environment in order to survive.

So what are the right living conditions for plants? The answer isn’t simple, as it all depends on the plant itself and its original living conditions.

What do plants need to stay alive?

  • Water
  • Light
  • Suitable temperature
  • Nutrients
  • Stable living conditions

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Moreover, some plants are more sensitive than others, which is why they require a person with a real green thumb to take care of them. The roots have a vital role in terms of the plant’s survival. If the roots are damaged, the entire plant is damaged. 

It is important to remember that plants are individuals. What works with one, may not work with another.

Naava turns its plants into survivors

Even though the plants used in Naava are also regular house plants, they have been refined to endure challenging circumstances. The plants also go through a thorough process of testing where their adaptability and resilience is put to the test in order to make sure they can purify and naturalize air effectively.

When the plants arrive to the factory, they are replanted into a soilless growth medium. This takes a toll on the plants as they are taken out of their original growth medium, washed and replanted. Straight away, the plant is also placed into the smart green wall, where it meets its biggest opponent, air circulation.

The smart green wall is an atypical environment for plants.

In order to come out on top, the plant needs to have strong and developed roots to survive in the atypical living conditions caused by the air circulation, but it also has to be rather young to be able to adapt to the new conditions quickly enough.

The thorough process which the plants go through requires especial resilience from the plants. The in-depth production and testing process separates the strong from the weak and guarantees the plants’ longevity.

Quality guaranteed by our plant specialists

Although the plants go through a lot during the production process, our plant specialists are the only people in the world who know exactly how to handle the plants in order to squeeze out their best performance while still keeping the plants healthy and lively.

The quality of work during the replanting stage determines the longevity and development of the roots. As the production process is very stressful for the plants, their wellbeing is secured by giving them well-needed breaks before the next stage in production.

The quality of work during the replanting stage determines the longevity and development of the roots.

For instance, Naavas are taken into an in-house greenhouse right after replanting. The greenhouse works like an incubator to the plants. The warm, humid air combined with artificial intelligence allows the tropical plants to relieve stress in homey living conditions.

During the acclimation stage in the greenhouse, our plant specialists keep a close eye on how the plants are doing. The job requires a solid understanding of plants in general as well as more specific know-how of different species. As a plant specialist, you have to be able to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each plant and plan their care accordingly.

Naava's plant specialists showcasing the greenhouse.

If, for one reason or another, a plant does not thrive in the smart green wall, our specialists examine the reasons why in order to make sure the same issue won’t happen again.

Plants remain healthy fairly well with the right kind of care. The plants chosen for Naava are usually long-lasting, living at least for over a year or more.  In order to ensure the longevity of plants, they are  monitored at Naava factory before they make their way to the customer.

AI watches over the health of Naava plants

After the smart green wall is taken to the customer, the plants aren’t left to survive on their own by any means. Instead, there is a remote system monitoring the conditions in and around Naava. The system makes sure the living conditions of the plants are as stable as possible.

Naava Green wall automation

This is how Naava's automation works. 

For instance, the system can forecast the weather of the next three days based on weather satellites and location of the smart green wall. With this data, the green wall can make the necessary changes in the system before the conditions change. This way the plants have time to adapt in peace. Air circulation, lighting and irrigation are also adjusted proactively and automatically.

In addition, the Naava Service maintenance team does regular visits to the customer's premises to make sure everything is well with Naava. During the visit, the plants can be treated by adding nutrients or trimming overgrown or yellow stems and leaves. 

The Naava Service team at work.

You shouldn’t be shocked in case of yellow leaves, though, as they are a part of the natural renewing process of plants.

Thanks to rigorous testing, treatment, monitoring and nurture the Naava plants thrive and last long regardless of the customer’s gardening skills. That is why Naava is often not only more striking and beneficial but also more low maintenance for the customer than regular houseplants.

Interested in the effortless Naava solution of bringing the outdoors indoors?

Contact us to find out more.

 
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