37 Houseplants Even You Can't Kill

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Gardening - 116 pages
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Some would-be gardeners simply have the opposite of a green thumb: everything they touch seems to wilt. But perhaps the problem lies not with the person but with the plant! These 37 varieties of flowers, foliage, and cacti will hold their own in the face of minimal TLC—which is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants lush greenery but hasn’t the time to spare. Best of all, there’s no need to sacrifice beauty: the selection includes the delicate Baby’s Tears, a Chinese Evergreen, a Lacy-Tree Philodendron, African Violets, a Peace Lily, and Christmas Cactus. In addition to an easy-to-follow basics section, the entries include photos, information on caring for each plant, and tips for growing them like a pro.
  

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Review: 37 Houseplants Even You Can't Kill

User Review  - Carla - Goodreads

This is a great little book. I actually do well and have grown many plants for years. But this book helped me decide on some plants I wasn't sure about care for, especially if my house lighting would work for. Great book for a beginner to start with or for a gardener for a quick reference guide. Read full review

Review: 37 Houseplants Even You Can't Kill

User Review  - Heather Graves - Goodreads

This book is a must have for someone who loves to see things grow! I rushed out to the nearest nursery with high hopes of getting and keeping some houseplants. It is very straight forward and a little vague at times, but all in all it heads you in the right direction. Read full review

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Contents

The Basics
1
Water Water Everywhere But Not Too Much to Drink
4
Find a Home Sweet Home
7
The facts on fertilizer
11
Tricks of the trade for beautiful plants
14
Grow Forth and Multiply
17
Plant Problem Solvers
20
Great Ways to Display
25
Pothos
66
Prayer Plant
68
Rosemary
70
Rubber Tree
72
Screw Pine
74
Southern Yew
76
Snake Plant
78
Spider Plant
80

Foliage Plants
29
Arrowhead Plant
30
Babys Tears
32
CastIron Plant
34
Century Plant
36
Chinese Evergreen
38
Corn Plant
40
Dumb Cane
42
Dwarf Schefflera
44
English Ivy
46
Fatsia
48
Heart Ivy
50
Jade Plant
52
Janet Craig
54
LacyTree Philodendron
56
Lady Palm
58
Medicine Plant or Aloe Vera
60
Parlor Palm
62
Ponytail Palm
64
Table Fern
82
Wandering Jew
84
Flowering Plants
87
African Violet
88
Amaryllis
90
Clivia
92
Dancing Ladies
94
Geranium
96
Kalanchoe
98
Peace Lily
100
Cacti
103
Christmas Cactus
104
Cactus
106
Quick Reference
109
Photo Credits
111
Acknowledgments
113
Index
115
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