Thank you to Netgalley for my free copy, in exchange for an honest review. Never in my life have I ever picked up a book on plants, indoor, or outdoor gardening but I’m so glad I read this one. I had a nice afternoon flicking through it. I think this would make a wonderful gift for my mum, and I’d love to buy a hardback. I just adore houseplants.
About the Book:
Houseplants and indoor gardening have been undergoing a renaissance in the last few years, particularly among people keen to introduce greenery into rented apartments and houses. As well as being affordable, nothing helps more to instantly create a lively and inviting interior than houseplants.
It is possible to start small and build a plant collection as confidence develops, and they can be transported easily when moving to a new home.With this newfound popularity, every plant’s individual needs must be taken into consideration, particularly if they have been chosen on impulse for their beauty or sculptural shape. While some plants are easy to care for – particularly cacti, succulents and Snake Plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) – some of the most spectacular may need a little extra love.
42 of the most popular houseplants are represented in the pages that follow, with all the information you need to help them thrive, including advice on pests and diseases, illustrations to help identify problems and an easy care guide, as well as the plant’s common names and the varieties available.If you are not experienced in caring for plants, the easiest method is to watch the plants and listen to what they say, otherwise the rules are straightforward – in time you will learn to trust your intuition and common sense.
Doctor Houseplant provides all you need to know about the maintenance and care of your favorite houseplants, from watering, feeding, and temperature to treating diseases, choosing healthy plants, and getting rid of harmful pests and insects.
Keep your plants in optimum condition all year round with:
Illustrated with photography showing the life and beauty that plants bring to a home, this guide is your key to thriving houseplants. COvering the most popular 50 houseplants including Aechmea, Aglaonema,Anthurium, Aspidistra eliator, Azalea indica, Begonia, Bulbs and corms Cacti and succulents, Calathea makoyana , Chlorophytum comosum , Cissus, Codiaeum, Cyclamen persicum, Cyperus, Dieffenbachia, Dracaena, Euphorbia pulcherrima,Ferns, Ficus, Fittonia, Hedera, Heptapleurum, Herbs, Hoya, Jasminum, Monstera deliciosa , Musa, Orchid, Palms, Pelargonium, Peperomia, Philodendron, Pilea peperomioides, Sansevieria trifasciata, Schlumbergera x Buckleyi, Scindapsus, Sparmannia Africana, Spathiphyllum, Stephanoti,
5 wonderful stars!
I’m not someone who is very well versed in how to look after houseplants, but I am someone who buys them a lot (maybe too much I have them everywhere), adores them, and has them inside and outside. I found that the author has used very simple, down-to-earth, and straight-forward language. It felt to me as a reader as if when he wrote this book, he had in mind someone like me. ‘The non plant expert or gardener, who loves plants everywhere in the house!’ It’s so easy to read, understand, and follow. The book covers for each variety of plant and indoor herb plant it’s ideal lighting, temperature, and water requirements. I loved this information as I could see why my Spider Plant died. I wasn’t familiar at all with the full botanical names for each plant or herb, I just understood the supermarket names like Spider Plant, the author uses both– full botanical and common names, so we can follow along well. There are some very common plants too that can be found everywhere, so if you like the look of some as I did you could probably purchase it easily. This makes the author’s book very accessible for everyone, I love that.
The book is visually stunning in an e-version, I would imagine even more so in hardback. The organisation of the book is good too. I also really love that, from all of the plants and herbs in the book I spotted at least four plants alone not counting herbs that I either have, or have had. Now I know why from reading this book, why possibly one died– not enough light where I placed him. So now of course I feel confident to purchase another plant like the one I had, and I have an ideal home in mind with better lighting. Also, with the plants mentioned that I do have, that are growing well I feel confident in how I can keep them doing well from reading this book.
Generally for me as someone who really likes plants, does their best, and most of the time it works out this is a brilliant reference book that I recommend to all plant lovers. Also, those who are very advanced in their knowledge. I will purchase a copy for my mum who is very advanced in her abilities to maintain indoor and outdoor plants, she will love it, I’d also love a copy just because I’d like the book to have on my book shelf. Five wonderful stars from me, very glad to have found it thank you to the author and Netgalley for the review copy.