How Not to Kill Your Houseplant New Edition: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged (Hardcover)

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How to keep alive 119 gorgeous indoor plants, then help them bloom and thrive.

You’ve welcomed a plant into the home: Now what? Your first job is to keep it alive, then after that help it bloom and thrive. Learn all the tips and tricks you need to become a proud plant parent—of more than 100 different plants (if you’re up for it)!

Yellowed leaves, drooping leaves, dried leaves, even though you've watered it: What’s going on? How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will explain—and fix—your houseplant woes.

Learn to spot the danger signs and take the proper action to rescue your sick plant.

Follow quick tips to understand what your plant does and doesn't like: how much light, water, food, heat, and humidity.

Discover the perfect plant for your unique space and needs. Bathrooms, cold rooms, at a desk, on a windowsill, or in a gloomy corner or hot suntrap—there are plants for every location to create your own indoor oasis.

This is your guide to every stage of plant parenting for beginners, from identifying exactly what's in the pot to keeping it in check when it grows too well!

About the Author

Veronica Peerless is a trained horticulturist, garden designer, and gardening writer and editor. She is commissioning content editor for Gardens Illustrated; was editor of Which? Gardening magazine; and worked as a freelance features editor at The English Garden, as editor of the Industry Zone section of The Garden Design Journal, and as contributing editor at She has written for many publications, including The Telegraph, The English Garden magazine, The Garden Design Journal, House Beautiful, and BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine. She was horticultural consultant on The Gardener's Year (DK, 2014).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780744087888
ISBN-10: 0744087880
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: December 12th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English