Plant Reads

  1. A Cloud Forest Biome, one of the natural habitats of many tropical plants at Tula Plants & Design.

    Plant Care Starts with Plant Origin

    Grown in greenhouses in little plastic nursery pots – sometimes it's hard to imagine our plants living anywhere but in our favorite nurseries and our homes. But with the exception of nursery cultivars, all our favorite plants at home are out there in the world, thriving in their natural ecosystems. 
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  2. Examples of soil amendments that add structure, all available at Tula Plants & Design.

    4 Simple Soil Structure Recipes

    The Soil Station at Tula has always been a refuge for those plant lovers looking to make that perfect mix. A perlite and lava mix for a rare arid wonder or a mixture of coco coir and a little compost for an uncommon tropical aroid. 
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  3. Echeveria Pulvinata 'Frosty' Crested, a collector cultivar cactus for sale at Tula Plants & Design.

    The Wide World of Cultivars

    In the world of plants, there are those human beings have evolved alongside in the wild, and there are those we have helped to cultivate. These cultivars (cultivated varieties), some of which have been selected and propagated over millennia, were chosen by growers who wanted to perpetuate any number of factors, from disease resistance, to size, flavor, structure, and flower size.
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  4. Fertilizer 101

    Fertilizer 101

    Big or small, all plants want to grow and fill our homes with lush, vibrant foliage. But growth takes time. Luckily, there is a secret weapon that can help them grow fast, look good, and even flower more frequently. That secret weapon, you might have guessed, is fertilizer.
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  5. Stenocereus benekei, a rare collector cactus, responsibly cultivated for sale at Tula Plants & Design.

    Sustainably Collecting Rare Plants

    As plant ownership grows around the world, so does our desire to bring the strange, the wonderful, and the ultra-rare into our homes as part of our collections. Unfortunately, this has led to a startling rise in plant poaching from native environments. And nowhere is this more startling than in the poaching of rare, slow-growing plants like cacti and succulents.
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  6. Propagating Tropical Plants

    Propagating Tropical Plants

    All of our plants come to us ready to grow, flourish, and share themselves with the world. For indoor gardeners, learning to propagate plants can help us become more in-tune with the life we bring into our homes, expand our collections for free, and share our passion for plants with friends and family. The home of a tropical plant propagator has the same plant growing in multiple vessels at once, pups of plants rooting in water constantly, and happy friends coming and going with new rooted plants they can enjoy for years to come.
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