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The Care and Feeding of Houseplants

A guide for those who possess a less-than-green thumb. Find help choosing plants, potting, placement, and what to do when things start going wrong.

Leaf supply : a guide to keeping happy houseplants by Lauren Camilleri + Sophia Kaplan

Plants--living, breathing, life-sustaining plants--are where it's at! Authors Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan really want you to love indoor gardening and growing as much as they do. "Leaf Supply" profiles and provides comprehensive (but easy to follow) care instructions for 100 houseplants--including tropical plants, palms, hanging plants, succulents, cacti, and more unusual varieties such as air plants and carnivorous plants--ensuring you learn and grow as your plant grows.

 

What's wrong with my houseplant? : save your indoor plants with 100% organic solutions by David Deardoff and Kathryn Wadsworth

Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems--aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just a few. "What's Wrong With My Houseplant?" shows you how to keep indoor plants healthy by first teaching you how to identify the problem and solve it with a safe, natural solution. This hardworking guide includes plant profiles for 148 plants organized by type with visual keys to the most of common problems, and the related organic solutions that will lead to a healthy plant.

 

Indoor green : living with plants by Bree Claffey; photography by Lauren Bamford

For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today house plants are once again experiencing a revival. Author Bree Claffey of Mr Kitly journeys into the worlds of fellow plant lovers to explore the enduring attraction of house plants. From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, house plants are showcased in all their weird and wonderful forms. More than good-looking props, plants are living growing things rooted in community and creativity and as this book celebrates, house plants are a way of life.

 

Practical houseplant book by Fran Bailey, Zia Allaway

Learn how to choose which plants to use where, care for your houseplants to keep them healthy, and use plants to best effect in your home, with trusted advice, creative inspiration, strong visual aesthetic, and practical step-by-step detail. 175 plant profiles provide information and care instructions for a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents, while a dozen step-by-step photographic projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to decorate your home or greenhouse--from eye-catching terrariums to a living succulent wall to a floating kokedama "string garden." With information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving, "The Practical Houseplant Book" is the essential guide for indoor gardeners.

How not to kill your houseplant : survival tips for the horticulturally challenged by Veronica Peerless

Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance. Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, "How Not to Kill Your Houseplant" summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant.

 

Urban botanics : an indoor plant guide for modern gardeners by Maaike Koster and Emma Sibley

Have trouble keeping house plants alive? Struggling to find your green fingers? Fear not! You can still have a beautiful plant-filled home with this stunning guide to indoor plants. Whether you are looking to cultivate an entire indoor garden, or simply wish to know more about your single cactus, you can be sure to find the right information for you amongst the seventy-five plants in this stylish guide. And the best bit? All the plants are easy to maintain so even the most timid of gardeners can enjoy turning their hand to this green-fingered pastime. Learn how to care for succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants even with a full-time job, with this unique gardening guide that is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. 

The indestructible houseplant : 200 beautiful plants that everyone can grow by Tovah Martin ; photography by Kindra Clineff

"The Indestructible Houseplant", by garden writer Tovah Martin, eliminates the guesswork by highlighting indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and readily available. Like hoya, a low-maintenance plant whose spectacular spring and summer blossoms actually thrive on neglect. Or Ficus elastica (also known as rubber tree), whose pink and gray leaves will brighten even the most challenging windowless environment. And castiron plant, an old favorite that remains beautiful in a shady corner, even after weeks without water. In addition to plant profiles with concise information on water, light, and blooming times, this gorgeous book includes tips on care, maintenance, and ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays.

Living with plants : a guide to indoor gardening by Sophie Lee ; photography by Leonie Freeman

Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller, lacking in space - indoor and outdoor. They are an easy and stylish way to transform the look and feel of your home. In "Living With Plants", botanical-stylist and plant expert Sophie Lee shows you simple but inspired ways to green-up your home or workspace. Starting with the basics, learn how to pick the right plant for you and your home (and specifically what room), what levels of sunlight your plant needs and the best space for your plants to thrive. This book also includes a practical guide on plant care, teaching you how to look after your plants correctly: from soil propagation, watering, pruning, cuttings together with useful tips on how you can revive dying plants and clever ways to keep them alive while you are on holiday!

Indoor plants : the essential guide to choosing and caring for houseplants by Jane Courtier & Graham Clarke

Houseplants are back in vogue and this book is the perfect re-introduction. Expert advice on how to decorate with plants is followed by an exhaustive directory of 170 common species as well as a further 130 more unusual varieties. Fully illustrated throughout with color drawings and photography, Indoor Plants helps you select the most striking plants for any interior and has everything you need to know to keep them healthy and display your plants impressively. This book will help readers learn how to cope with plant pests and diseass, and expert tips on what to look for when buying indoor plants and ways to group plants to create striking effects.

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