The Houseplant Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants by David Squire
Grow a garden inside! Houseplants bring life and colour to any room, and with the right care you can successfully cultivate everything from succulents and bonsai to foliage, flowers and fruit. Here is everything you always wanted to know about houseplants packed into one easy-to-use volume. Horticulturist David Squire provides simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming and pest control. The heart of the book is a well-illustrated plant directory that offers a fresh perspective on more than 300 popular varieties, arranged by houseplant families. Each entry features a colour photograph for identification; the plant's botanical and common names; its height, spread, optimum climate and light; and propagation tips. Other essential information on feeding, watering and grooming is covered in a handy quick reference icon panel.