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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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Popular and Unique Aroids to Try this Summer with Enid of NSE Tropicals

• 44 min

Aroids have always been fascinating, with their different leaf shapes, structures, and texture, it's no surprise that this set of plants is only growing more and more popular today. In this episode, we welcome back the queen of the aroids, Enid from NSE Tropicals, to discuss five popular and unique aroids to try growing this summer! Enid is just such a well of knowledge on more unusual aroids and she shares some more unique types that we might want to introduce to our collections. This episode is definitely geared towards you curious collector plant parent types out there, so let's dive in! Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Society!The Bloom and Grow Garden Society is your one-stop shop for plant parenthood growth. When you join, you'll gain full access to the Garden Party Community Platform and App PLUS monthly plant care lectures with Horticulturist in Residence Leslie Halleck, monthly office hours with Leslie to troubleshoot your personal plant care issues and monthly Growing Joy Calls with Maria to develop our community of Society Members and explore the plant/person connection. Click here to join us! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast,so you don't miss the amazing episodes we have coming up! In this episode we learn:[00:49] Free membership to the Garden Society? Yes, please![02:47] Enid’s book and NSE Tropicals updates[05:40] Why are aroids so popular? Why are aroids the perfect beginner houseplants?[08:31] What makes houseplants ‘rare’?[11:59] Aside from NSE Tropicals, where can you source 'rare' plants?[13:11] What you need to know when sourcing plants internationally[15:57] What do people need to look out for when buying plants abroad?[17:04] Where to get the best seeds for your spring garden![18:27] The best and wide-variety selection of plant tones and fertilizers for you[20:28] Unique Aroid #1: Philodendron tortum[23:57] The magic of watching a houseplant leaf unfurl[24:43] Unique Aroid #2: Philodendron bernardopazii[27:01] Unique Aroid #3: Anthurium veitchii[29:28] What kind of light do these rare aroids need?[29:58] Unique Aroid #4: Anthurium ‘Selby’s Silver’[32:10] Shoutout to Bloom and Grow listener, Joey![34:36] Unique Aroid #5: Philodendron distantilobum[36:54] Bonus plant: The Offolteranium[37:57] Enid shares the inspiration behind her book Welcome to the Jungle[38:59] Where to get Enid’s book[41:16] Take advantage of this sweet Growing Joy offer!Mentioned in our conversation:Welcome to the Jungle: Rare Tropical Houseplants to Collect, Grow, and Love, book by Enid Offolter Thank you to our episode sponsors:Territorial Seed CompanyExcited for this year's growing season? If you’re looking for plants for your garden, skip the lines at the garden center and let Territorial Seed Company deliver top-of-the-line, healthy and hardy vegetable plants right to your door! They have a great line of pre-grown plants, an expansive seed catalog, and over 40 years of experience delivering the best seeds and plants for everyone's garden. They are offering an exclusive discount just for listeners of Bloom & Grow Radio, use code GROW10 to get 10% off your first order. Order now at Espoma OrganicEspoma Organic is dedicated to making safe indoor and outdoor gardening products for people, pets, and the planet. They have an amazing variety of high-quality, organic potting mixes, garden soil, fertilizers, and pest control products that are organic and eco-friendly. To learn more about their pet safe indoor and outdoor gardening products, visit to find your local Espoma dealer or check my Amazon storefront. Follow Enid:  Website Instagram Facebook Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: PRE-ORDER LINK: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Take the Bloom and Grow Pla

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