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Happy houseplants : 30 lovely varieties to brighten up your home / Angela Staehling.

By: Staehling, Angela.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 96 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781452161464; 1452161461.Other title: Thirty lovely varieties to brighten up your home.Subject(s): House plantsDDC classification: 635.9/65 Summary: For anyone who has longed for a garden of their own-whether a city dweller or one with less-than-green thumbs-this is a handy little guide to growing and maintaining houseplants. Cheerful and informative, Happy Houseplants will guide any budding indoor botanist through a bevy of topics, from soil and water to light and fertilizer. With beautiful illustrations accompanying 30 different profiles of plants, from the easygoing Air Plant to the striking Zebra Cactus, this nifty book is the perfect gift for anyone looking to bring a piece of the outdoors inside.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A fun and visually delightful introductory guide to growing 30 varieties of houseplants. Featuring lovely watercolour illustrations of each variety along with step-by-step care instructions for soil, light, water, and fertilizer, this is a gateway gardening book with high gift appeal.


For anyone who has longed for a garden of their own-whether a city dweller or one with less-than-green thumbs-this is a handy little guide to growing and maintaining houseplants. Cheerful and informative, Happy Houseplants will guide any budding indoor botanist through a bevy of topics, from soil and water to light and fertilizer. With beautiful illustrations accompanying 30 different profiles of plants, from the easygoing Air Plant to the striking Zebra Cactus, this nifty book is the perfect gift for anyone looking to bring a piece of the outdoors inside.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • Getting Started (p. 13)
  • Tools
  • Gloves (p. 14)
  • Hand Tools (p. 16)
  • Pruning Tools (p. 18)
  • Watering Containers (p. 20)
  • Materials
  • Fertilizer (p. 22)
  • Pots and Containers (p. 23)
  • Potting Mixes (p. 27)
  • The Happy Houseplants (p. 31)
  • African Violet (p. 32)
  • Air Plant (p. 34)
  • Aloe Vera (p. 36)
  • Amaryllis (p. 38)
  • Blue Chalk Sticks (p. 40)
  • Burro's Tail Cactus (p. 42)
  • Chili Pepper Plant (p. 44)
  • Cushion Moss (p. 46)
  • Desert Rose (p. 48)
  • Fairy Castle Cactus (p. 50)
  • False Shamrock (p. 52)
  • Firestick Cactus (p. 54)
  • Foxtail Fern (p. 56)
  • Grape Hyacinth (p. 58)
  • Hen and Chicks (p. 60)
  • Jade Plant (p. 62)
  • Jasmine (p. 64)
  • Lemon Button Fern (p. 66)
  • Lily of the Valley (p. 68)
  • Lucky Bamboo (p. 70)
  • Maidenhair Fern (p. 72)
  • Moon Cactus (p. 74)
  • Paperwhites (p. 76)
  • Ponytail Palm (p. 78)
  • Prickly Pear (p. 80)
  • Silver Vase Plant (p. 82)
  • Snake Plant (p. 84)
  • String of Pearls (p. 86)
  • Tulip (p. 88)
  • Zebra Cactus (p. 90)
  • Resources (p. 93)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 96)