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The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Know-how for Keeping (Not Killing!) More Than 160 Indoor Plants

By Barbara Pleasant

Do you love the idea of having houseplants, but find that they tend to die in your care? Have you ever received a gift of a gorgeous flowering pot that you can't identify and have no idea how to keep it alive? Or maybe you're already a houseplant enthusiast, ready to expand your knowledge — as well as your plant collection.

Barbara Pleasant covers these situations and more in her friendly approach to selecting and caring for indoor plants. With personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties, you'll never kill another houseplant.

Learn about indoor gardening with an inexpensive supermarket plant. Improve your office air quality with a healthy green companion. Immerse yourself in the tropical lushness of ferns and bromeliads. Whatever you're looking for in a houseplant — a hip flamingo flower, a delicate orchid, or a sturdy Swedish ivy — you'll find it here.

About the author

Barbara Pleasant

Award-winning writer Barbara Pleasant has been honored by the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has been called one of the most trusted garden writers working today by Cheryl Long, editor-in-chief of that publication. She has written over a dozen books on topics ranging from compost to weeds. Her columns and articles also appear regularly in Herb Companion and Gardening How-To magazines. Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables and herbs as well as assorted berries and tree fruits. Her website is BarbaraPleasant.com.

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