Houseplant Warrior: 7 Keys to Unlocking the Mysteries of Houseplant Care

Houseplant Warrior: 7 Keys to Unlocking the Mysteries of Houseplant Care

by Raffaele Di Lallo
Houseplant Warrior: 7 Keys to Unlocking the Mysteries of Houseplant Care

Houseplant Warrior: 7 Keys to Unlocking the Mysteries of Houseplant Care

by Raffaele Di Lallo

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Overview

Learn to grow a green thumb and become the confident plant parent you’ve always wanted to be!

Engineer and plant parent for more than thirty years, Raffaele Di Lallo knows that the world of houseplants can be full of confusing myths and conflicting care advice. But, as a master problem solver, Di Lallo is here to teach you that your own two eyes are your best source for reconciling every plant problem. His surprisingly simple observational practices and an understanding of key habitat and care concepts will make any reader feel like a plant whisperer.

From choosing the right plants for your home and perfecting light and humidity levels to mastering watering, potting, and propagation, Di Lallo demystifies every aspect of plant parenting. He provides handy case studies and advice for troubleshooting common mistakes, such as yellowing leaves and overwatering, that help readers develop their own problem-solving skills. Complete with profiles of favorite and lesser-known houseplants, this book is a veritable bible of houseplant care tips for all levels of green thumb.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682686751
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 03/15/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 241,497
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Raffaele Di Lallo is the creator of the popular blog and Instagram account, Ohio Tropics. He is a member of Garden Communicators International and a freelance writer for Gardening Know How. Di Lallo lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Foreword Gretchen Mason 9

Introduction 11

Part 1 Which Plant Is Right for You? 16

Key 1 What Is the Light Like in My Environment? 20

Key 2 What Is the Humidity Like in My Environment? 32

Key 3 Where Should I Purchase My Plants? 38

Part 2 What Does Routine Care Look Like for My Plants? 46

Key 4 How Should I Water and Fertilize? 50

Key 5 How Can I Make Good Choices about Pots, Repotting, and Potting Mixes? 64

Part 3 How Can I Troubleshoot Plant Problems? 78

Key 6 What Thought Process Should I Use to Fix Common Plant Problems? 82

Case Studies 92

Part 4 How Can I Easily Make More Plants? 100

Key 7 What Methods Can I Use to Propagate? 104

Part 5 What Plains Should I Add to My Collection? 114

Plant Party 118

Index 205

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