Plant Reads 

Welcome to our plant and garden blog where you can find a wealth of information about different plant species, how to care for them, and how to make plant life the center of your space. We hope these articles help you better understand and enjoy your plants! If you have further questions, visit Tula House to speak to our expert team in person.

  1. A large Rhipsalis pilocarpa, perfect for use as a mother plant, for sale at Tula Plants & Design.

    Caring for Mother Plants

    At Tula, we love our mother plants for their presence, perseverance, and generosity. Each one comes with a story – the massive Euphorbia lactea that is supported at its base by several bricks, or the Crassula ovata (Jade) grown over decades to take the form of a miniature, thick-trunked tree. And to make each story even richer, every mother plant is not just growing at Tula, but in homes all around Brooklyn and beyond. Because that’s what mother plants are, large specimens that can regularly be pruned back for cuttings.
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  2. The custom soil station in the Arid Room at Tula Plants & Design.

    Soil Science Made Easy

    Matching the right plant with the right soil is just as important as finding it the perfect light conditions. However, as intimidating as the phrase "soil science" is, the process of finding or forming the right growing medium for a plant is quite simple. 
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  3. An arrangement of Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku', or Boob cacti, for sale at Tula Plants & Design.

    Quick Look: Myrtillocactus, Opuntia, Cereus

    Famous residents of the deserts of Central and North America, Myrtillocactus and Opuntia make some of the most stunning, easy-care plants for arid lovers – so long as you provide plenty of sunlight.


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  4. Variegated Jade (Crassula ovata) pruned and sculpted into a bonsai shape, potted in custom Com Work pottery and photographed at Tula Plants & Design.

    Quick Look: Crassula, Senecio, Kalanchoe

    These iconic succulent families come from Southern Africa and Madagascar, where long droughts and intense sun have bred hardy, water-retentive, and truly unique species. From the bonsai-like Jade (Crassula ovata) to cascading String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), these succulents enjoy pretty much the same care across the board – tons of sun and droughts between watering.
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  5. Several epiphytic Bromeliads (Guzmania lingulata), show off their beautiful inflorecences in a rainbow of color at Tula Plants & Design.

    Quick Look: Epiphytes

    Many plants use larger plants as growing surfaces, pulling water from their bark and using trunks and stalks as support to access more light. We call these plants epiphytes. From tropical ferns and bromeliads to air plants and arid succulents, epiphytes are some of our favorite indoor plants.
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  6. Rare and unusual Sansevierias, or snake plants, for sale at Tula Plants & Design.

    Quick Look: Sansevieria, Haworthia, Gasteria

    True rarities, Sansevieria, Haworthia, and Gasteria are all succulents that can tolerate lower light levels. Most arid plants, from cacti to Jade, require a lot of direct sunlight to thrive, but these plants don't. Keep them in a bright indirect light, or a space that receives a few hours of direct sunlight at most.
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  • Tula House Plants

    Explore common and rare plants from around the world, hand picked to ensure top quality and health. At Tula House, we equip you with all the necessary tools and information to look after your plants at home. Speak to some of our plant experts or learn on your own with our garden blog.

  • Tula House Design

    Tula House is a creative milieu of everything plant-related. We craft original products, apparel and accessories. Our mission is to spread appreciation and understanding for plants of all types.

  • Tula House Gardens

    Create a more beautiful space for your employees, visitors, and yourself. Our indoor and outdoor garden design service can elevate any space with tailored plant-inspired design. Browse our garden blog for more design pointers to enhance your surroundings with nature.