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. Cacti like Myrtillocactus and Echinocereus at Tula Plants & Design receive direct sun on a hot August day in Brooklyn.

    Prepping Your Plants for Summer

    You've got your portable air conditioners, oil-free sunscreen, and skin-baring summer wardrobes (mostly) sorted out. But, as you prep for warmer weather, it's time to make sure you are not leaving your plant pals behind. 

    Here are five ways to get your indoor garden ready for warm months.

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  2. A selection of tropical, summer-growing plants at Tula Plants & Design, including Umbrella Tree (Schefflera amate), Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica) and Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai).

    The Best Plants for Summertime

    For most plants, summer is grow season, which means that plant owners get to experience the best part of living with plants – watching them grow, flower, and flourish. Good plants to integrate into your home during this season will always depend on the environment you live in, what sort of plant person you are, and your summer lifestyle.
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  3. An employee reaches for a grafted cactus at Tula Plants & Design in Brooklyn.

    Do Plants Have Feelings?

    It might sound weird to ask the question, but, Do plants have feelings?

    The truth is more complex than you'd think. This is in fact, a much-debated question and subject in the plant world. And what has surfaced over the years in an effort to answer these questions may blow your mind about the life of plants.

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  4. An employee at Tula Plants & Design hangs a Monstera adansonii in the shower for watering and cleaning.

    Spring Cleaning Your Plants

    It's never a bad time to check in on your plants. But when spring comes around and a flourishing, warm growing is ahead of them, your plants will appreciate a check-up. Here are some best practices for cleaning and grooming. 
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  5. A couple browses a selection of epiphytic plants including Night Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) at Tula Plants & Design.

    Save A Flower, Give A Plant!

    So Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or a birthday are coming up, and you'd like to break away from the tired red rose cliche. 

    Don’t get me wrong, I love flowers, but the sad reality is that they are dead in a week. And there was a lot of carbon put into growing and transporting each stem only to last for a few short days. Which is why I love plants that will grow, bloom, and thrive for the long run. Your plant could tell a story one day. Now that’s romantic.

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  6. Following root rot, a treated and rerooted boob cactus at Tula Plants & Design.

    How to Save A Dying Plant

    Your success in plant revival will always depend on the plant, your environment, and the actual problem. So first, you’ve got to play detective and diagnose the issue. Has the plant been over watered? Is there a pest infestation? Are you not giving the plant enough light? Perhaps the plant was repotted in the wrong type of soil and the roots are suffocating? These are all common cases of plant demise so you’ve got to start by identifying which problem to attack.
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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.