Complete Gude to House Plants

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Features 275 houseplants plus new introductions. Step-by-step how-to for care, culture, and propagation. Inspiration and design ideas for decorating with plants. Includes seasonal container plants for patios and decks.
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Overview

Features 275 houseplants plus new introductions. Step-by-step how-to for care, culture, and propagation. Inspiration and design ideas for decorating with plants. Includes seasonal container plants for patios and decks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897215022
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

At Home with Houseplants 6
Making the Match 8
Designing with Houseplants 10
Improving Health with Houseplants 12
Buying Houseplants 14
The Basics of Plant Care 20
How Plants Survive 22
Light 24
Water 34
Temperature, Air Circulation, and Humidity 40
Growing Media 44
Potting and Repotting 50
Propagation 52
Fertilizer 60
Pruning 62
Grooming 64
Staking and Training 66
Special Care Concerns 68
Moving Plants Indoors and Out 70
Container Gardening 72
Terrariums and Bonsai 74
Greenhouses and Solariums 76
Forcing Bulbs 78
Growing Herbs Indoors 80
Growing Bromeliads 82
Growing Orchids 84
Growing Cacti and Succulents 86
Troubleshooting 88
Insects 89
Diseases 93
Cultural Problems 95
Gallery of Houseplants 100
Resources 215
Metric Conversions 216
Index 217
Credits 224
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