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10 Must Have Plant Care Books

January 20, 2023 3 min read

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10 Must Have Plant Care Books 

 10 Plant Care Books Every Plant Lover Should Own

Need some help finding some books to read that are all about plants? Southside plants has you covered! 

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The House Plant Expert 

by D.G. Hessayon 

A guide to choosing and caring for indoor plants. This aims to present information on a variety of plants in an easy-to-follow format. Great for beginners and pros alike! 


The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual: Essential Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than160 Indoor Plants 

By Barbara Pleasant 

If you love the idea of keeping houseplants but struggle to care for them, you’ll find solace and invaluable advice in this comprehensive guide. Even experienced houseplant enthusiasts will benefit from Pleasant’s expansive knowledge of indoor gardening, which includes personality profiles, growing needs, and troubleshooting tips for 160 blooming and foliage varieties.

 

What's Wrong with My Houseplant?: Save Your Indoor Plants with 100% Organic Solutions (What’s Wrong Series) 

By David Deardorff

Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems—aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just a few. This hardworking guide includes plant profiles for 148 plants organised by type with visual keys to the most common problems and the related organic solutions that will lead to a healthy plant.

 

The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents

By Terry Hewitt

This book has everything you need to make your plant arrangements healthy and spectacular no matter what kinds of succulents you use. Using this guide, you will quickly discover just how bold and creative you can be with these arrangements, and understand why so many decorators can recommend succulents for almost every occasion. 

 

Botany for Gardeners

 By Brian Capon 

What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found here! 

 

Plant Identification Terminology

 By James G. Harris

Plant Identification Terminology provides over nineteen hundred clear illustrations of terms used in plant identification keys and descriptions. It also includes definitions for more than twenty-seven hundred taxonomic terms.


Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants 

By Igor Josifovic

This book guides the reader through different "green" homes in five European countries and shows how beautiful, unique, creative and even artistic living with plants can be! 

 

The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature

 By Tovah Martin

With gorgeous photography inside, the book reveals how this classic garden tool has been reimagined in a modern way. When encased in glass, plants thrive with almost no help from outside their little enclosed world, so you can host a plant almost anywhere—in your apartment where the air is dry or in your cubicle where there’s little natural light.

 

Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants 

By Grahame Clarke 

This book offers suggestions on decorating with plants, describes the most popular house plant varieties, and advises on watering, feeding, and repotting. 

 

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged

 By Veronica Peerless 

Yellowed leaves, drooping leaves, and dried leaves – learn to spot the danger signs and how to take the proper action to rescue your sick plant. Packed with helpful tips, pictures, and information panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will equip you with the skills necessary to raise a healthy plant.


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