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Thrilled to be bringing you the live taping of Bloom and Grow Radio in Tucson on “Living with Plants in the Desert”. I am joined by Brendan the owner of Eco Grow, a local aquaponics and rare plant shop and grower and also Prococo Products, premium coco coir supplier, Akiko from Tucson based flower and plant shop Bloom Maven and Becca, a Tucson native and the Plant Lady behind the De La Plants Youtube channel. We have a wonderful discussion on the desert climate, the Saguaro Cactus, and how to have a thriving plant collection while living in the desert, and how to incorporate desert style into your home and plant collection.

In this episode we learn:

  • What a desert biome is
  • The history of the Saguaro Cacti
  • Houseplant Care in the Desert 101 with Brendan from Eco Gro and Prococo
  • Desert plant styling tips with Akiko from Bloom Maven
  • Hot tips on living with Plants in the Desert from Becca of Becca De La Plants

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Check out some Cacti IRL on Maria's Youtube Video tour of her hike in Sabino Canyon in the Sonoran Desert!


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