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We are delighted to announce that after 17 years, efig is rebranding. As of 22 January 2018 we are known as the Plants at Work  Ltd - plants@work 
 
The reason for this change is to make our association more relevant. plants@work says exactly what and who we are and clearly states what our main aim is, to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing.
 
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The Calla is the flower in focus for May

on Friday, 11 May 2018. Posted in News

May's flower in focus is the elegant Calla lily. Originating from the swamp lands of South Africa to Malawi, this strong flower used to be known as the Ethiopian arum lily.

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Colours and shapes of the Calla
It is available in a vast array of colours from in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green, black and bi-coloured. The most noticeable aspect of the Calla is the beautifully shaped spathe. This spathe is actually a petal, and emerges serenely and majestically from the stem. It's a kind of wrap that slowly opens up until you can look deep into the heart of the plant.

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The actual flowers are very small and are located on the elongated spadix in the centre of the spathe.

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Calla symbolism
The Calla has various symbolic meanings; it is considered a flower of purity and sympathy, and represents beauty. It is also considered a lucky flower. This dates from the Greek and Roman period when they associated the flower with festivities and enjoyment, because the shape of the bloom resembles a goblet used for drinking. Although many centuries have passed since then, the Calla has always retained this meaning.

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