How to houseplant A beginner's guide to making and keeping plant friends

Heather Rodino

Book - 2019

"Cultivating houseplants is more popular than ever, and this fun, gifty guide introduces you to one of today's hottest retro activities! Heather Rodino offers a colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from succulents to tropical foliage. Her accessible advice, tips, and lists will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection."--Publisher's description.

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New York : Sterling [2019]
Main Author
Heather Rodino (author)
Physical Description
xiii, 178 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-172) and index.
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Plant Care Basics
  • The Path to Enlightenment: Understanding Light
  • Water World: The When, Where, How, and Why of Watering
  • Oh, the Humidity: Why It (Sometimes) Matters
  • Soiled Again: Understanding Potting Mixes
  • Let's Go Shopping!
  • Hey, Good Looking: How to Groom Your Plants
  • Moving On: Repotting Your Plants
  • Now What's Wrong? Common Plant Problems
  • Propagation: Or, How to Make More Plant Friends
  • Part 2. Plant Profiles
  • African Violet (Saintpaulia)
  • Air Plants (Tillandsia)
  • Aloe Vera
  • Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
  • Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)
  • Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis')
  • Braided Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)
  • Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
  • Chinese Evergreen (Agiaonema)
  • Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
  • Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera buckleyi)
  • Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia seguine)
  • Donkey's Tail (Sedum morganianum)
  • Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)
  • Echeveria
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Fiddle-Leaf Fig (Ficus Iyrata)
  • Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
  • Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii)
  • Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum, syn. Philodendron scandens)
  • Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)
  • Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
  • Lady Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum)
  • Lemon-Lime Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime')
  • Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
  • Meyer Lemon Tree (Citrus x meyeri)
  • Monstera (Monstera deliciosa)
  • Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
  • Nerve Plant (Fittonia)
  • Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
  • Oxalis triangularis
  • Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomantosa)
  • Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans, syn. Neanthe bella)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
  • Polka Dot Plant (Hypoastes phyllostachya)
  • Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)
  • Rex Begonia (Begonia rex)
  • Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
  • Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)
  • Tree Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum, syn, Philodendron selloutm)
  • Urn Plant (Aechmea fasciata)
  • Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)
  • Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)
  • Zebra Plant (Haworthia fasciata)
  • ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Resources
  • Bibliography
  • Image Credits
  • Index