The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Gardening Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing!)

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It's a whole new world of houseplants, so make yourself at home in it! If you love the idea of keeping houseplants, but struggle to care for them, you'll find solace and invaluable advice in this comprehensive guide from expert gardener Barbara Pleasant. Even experienced houseplant enthusiasts will benefit from Pleasant's expansive knowledge of indoor gardening, which includes personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties. Create a greener world, one houseplant at a time.


"Cursed with a brown thumb?...Barbara Pleasant has come to your rescue."--Stephanie Bloyd, Mother Earth News, August-September 2006

Table of Contents:


How Houseplants Earn Their Keep

Plant Identification Guide

Part One: Blooming Houseplants

Part Two: Foliage Houseplants

Part Three: Houseplant Care


Glossary of Houseplant Terms

Resources for Houseplant Lovers

Botanical Name/Common Name Cross Reference




Barbara Pleasant has written about organic gardening and self-sufficient living for more than 30 years. Her books include Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, The Gardener's Bug Book, The Gardener's Weed Book, and The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases.

Storey Publishing

Pub Date: November 08, 2022

0.82" H x 10.56" L x 7.6" W 

384 pages