Complete Indoor Plants

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New Holland, 2006 - Gardening - 160 pages
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Grow a garden inside! Houseplants bring life and color to any room, and with the right care you can successfully cultivate everything from succulents and bonsai to foliage, flowers, and fruit. This indispensable manual is a complete guide to indoor gardening, with advice on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, as well as propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. The Plant Directory, arranged by houseplant families and filled with expert advice, covers more than 300 popular varieties. Each entry features a color 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 are covered in a handy icon panel.

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Contents

PART
6
INCREASING HOUSEPLANTS
26
FOLIAGE PLANTS 38
55
FLOWERING HOUSEPLANTS
66
FLOWERING POTPLANTS
79
CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS
93
PALMS AND CYCADS
119
BULBS
126
BROMELIADS AND AIRPLANTS
132
INDOOR FERNS
146
Glossary
155
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About the author (2006)

David Squire trained as a horticulturist and is the author of over 70 gardening titles, including The Scented Garden, which won the Garden Writers of America Quill and Trowel Award, as well as The First-time Garden Specialist and The Small Garden Specialist

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