I love houseplants! I usually acquire some new ones during the winter when everything is so dreary and dead outside. There’s just something refreshing about being surrounded by greenery in the dead of winter. Since I don’t have very good light from any of my windows, I have found it very helpful to look at books like these to find plants I would be able to accommodate. It’s also fun to flip through them and daydream about all the beautiful plants I will be able to house one day if I ever get sunny windows! Houseplants:
By Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
When you don’t have any yard space to nurture your green thumb, houseplants are the answer! This guide teaches you how to take care of your houseplants to ensure they are happy and healthy. It contains profiles for more than 150 plants to help you choose the plants that will be best for you.
THE INDESTRUCTIBLE HOUSEPLANT
By Tovah Martin
Anyone can grow healthy houseplants if you pick the right plants! This book focuses on very tough but beautiful plants that can withstand a fair amount of neglect. No houseplant is completely maintenance free however, so it still includes instructions for how to care for your (almost) indestructible plant.
THE INDOOR PLANT BIBLE
By Dorte Nissen
Each plant gets its own page in this book. Each profile contains information about the plant and care instructions, complete with icons that make it easy to visually browse for a plant with certain needs. Each plant is pictured with well-done photographs, rather than illustrations.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO HOUSEPLANTS
By Valerie Bradley
Have a specific room in mind but don’t know what plant to put in it? This book has lists for various rooms in your home and lists of plants with certain traits. There’s also a directory for 250 different plants complete with photographs, a description, care instructions, and propagation instructions for each one.
By Amy Bryant Aiello
To go in a slightly different direction from the books listed thus far, terrariums also make great indoor plant decorations. This book gives instructions for 50 different terrarium designs along different themes such as forest, beach, and desert. These terrariums are sure to add an interesting display piece to your home.
THE NEW TERRARIUM
By Tovah Martin
This book doesn’t just give instructions for recreating a specific terrarium design, it also gives the reader a lot of information about terrariums and how they benefit plants. With sections for different types of containers, set-up, care, and plant species, The New Terrarium will be especially helpful for anyone interested in creating their very own plant terrarium.