The new Desert Escape collection includes a variety of bold, no-fuss cacti and succulents ideal for consumers who seek attractive, low-maintenance landscapes. Desert Escape cacti and succulents, once established, are extremely drought tolerant and typically don’t require pruning or other maintenance.
“In addition to being easy, Desert Escape cacti and succulents add a trendy, modern look to yards thanks to their fun colors and dramatic textures,” says Justin Hancock, garden expert at Costa Farms. “The plants are an interesting alternative for consumers who are looking for something a little different than standard petunias or geraniums.”
To assure consumers get what they need, Costa Farms offers Desert Escape cacti and succulents in a range of pot sizes and price points, including 306 packs, 1-quart, 2.5-quart, 3-quart and 2-gallon pots. Varieties include flamboyant desert rose (with striking red, pink or white flowers), low-growing echeverias and aloes, and upright cacti.
“By adding Desert Escape to the lineup, retailers can jump on the succulent trend,” says Hancock. “Succulents are popular with everyone from kids to Gen Yers to Boomers.”
Consumers can also use Desert Escape cacti and succulents in container gardens to create no-fuss plantings that will survive summer heat with minimal watering. “Desert Escape cacti and succulents are lovely in terra-cotta pots, as well as brightly colored glazes such as blue and red,” says Hancock.
The Desert Escape collection will be available at the garden centers of home-improvement centers and mass merchandisers in the US and Canada.
Costa Farms is the largest producer of ornamental plants in the world. Founded in 1961 by Jose Costa, Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned business that globally stretches over 3,500 acres and employs 4,000 people. Along with thriving indoor and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and young-plant production divisions as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South Florida and North and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East.