Houseplants: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants (Hardcover)

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Description


Transform your home into a verdant retreat with this information-packed guide to houseplant care, with profiles for over 125 different plants.

Well-chosen, well-cared-for houseplants bring life to a room, both literally and figuratively. They add color, texture, motion, uniqueness, beauty—and they even improve air quality. They also fulfill our need to nurture and care for other living things. In Houseplants, expert grower Lisa Eldred Steinkopf gives you the advice and information you need to confidently bring a plant (or two, or more!) home and find joy in keeping it lush and healthy.

Achieve success with your houseplants by:
  • Making smart selections: Choose plants that are suited for your space and conditions.
  • Savvy siting: Where the plant is placed is as important as what it is.
  • Taking care: Proper maintenance goes far beyond watering; learn how to fertilize, groom, troubleshoot, propagate, and more.
  • Becoming an educated owner: The book includes 125+ profiles of the most popular, cutting-edge plant species.
Organized by relative ease of care, the plant profiles offer the common and botanical names, light preference, watering guidelines, whether and under what conditions it flowers, its size and growth potential, propagation tips, and available cultivars.

Featuring stunning photography and a modern design, Houseplants is a must-have resource for every houseplant parent.

About the Author


Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is The Houseplant Guru, who features all things houseplants on her blog, thehouseplantguru.com. She is the author of Houseplants and Grow in the Dark and has written for HGTVgardens.com, Real Simple magazine, Michigan Gardener Magazine, the houseplant section of Allan Armitage’s Greatest Perennials and Annuals app, and Michigan Gardening Magazine, where she writes a monthly column. She worked for more than a decade at Steinkopf Nursery as the Annuals and Houseplants Manager, and has been interviewed online, in print, and on TV about houseplants. She harbors well over 1,000 houseplants in her home.

Praise For…


Comprehensive, useful, and a delight to pore through, this really is the “complete guide” to houseplants!  - FloweryProse.com

Houseplants gives you the best techniques to water, fertilize, groom, propagate and more—helping you keep your plants healthy. - Michigan Gardener

"This book definitely delivers on what it sets out to achieve and I hope it will empower readers to embrace the houseplant revival."  

- The Garden Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9781591866909
ISBN-10: 1591866901
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English