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by Barbara Pleasant
For those who don't have suitable outdoor space for gardening, or who just like having greenery indoors, house plants are an ideal choice. They require somewhat different care from plants grown in outdoor gardens, and this manual covers the how-to.
General descriptions, light requirements, soil preferences, propagation techniques, troubleshooting and more are given for 160 plants, grouped into blooming plants (such as orchids, cacti and geraniums) and foliage plants (such as palms, ferns and philodendrons).
A large section covers every aspect of caring for house plants, from cleaning to watering to repotting, all arranged alphabetically. Includes hundreds of color photographs, dozens of drawings and a cross-reference index for botanical and common names.
Softcover, 7-1/2" x 11", 365 pages, 2005.