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A fun, gifty guide to growing and caring for the top 50 houseplants In this fun and accessible guide, you'll learn how to care for 50 of the most popular houseplants, from the fiddle-leaf fig to the moth orchid. The plant profiles outline care requirements, and an introduction to houseplant basics explains all you need to know about potting soil, watering, common pests, and more. Houseplants are more popular than ever: as expert writer and gardening enthusiast Heather Rodino notes, "plants have demonstrated therapeutic value, clean the air, and are an affordable way of decorating, adding beauty to your home, and making even the smallest rented space feel like your own." She offers a lighthearted, colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from the Boston fern and the fiddle-leaf fig to the moth orchid. Her accessible advice on handling pests and diseases, troubleshooting problems, and assessing your growing conditions, will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection. Tips and list detail everything from which plants are pet-friendly to the top five plants for frequent travelers.
About the Author
Heather Rodino grew up in rural Pennsylvania surrounded by plants and gardens but has lived in urban locations for most of her adult life, making small-space and indoor gardening a necessity. A writer and editor, she is the author of several books and has worked for many years in the publishing industry. She lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.