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Growing healthy houseplants : choose the right plant, water wisely, and control pests

Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
Series: Storey basics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This concise guide shows novice houseplant owners exactly how to keep indoor plants alive and healthy. Gardening expert Ellen Zachos helps you choose the right plants in the first place and then shows you how to care for them, outlining what each kind needs in terms of location, sunlight, water, and fertilizer. She also explains when plants should be repotted (and how to do that successfully), how and when to prune  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Zachos
ISBN: 9781612124407 1612124402 1612124410 9781612124414
OCLC Number: 885547376
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 121 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Light, how much is enough? --
Water and humidity, getting it right --
The growing medium --
Cool tools --
Pests (insects and otherwise!) --
Diseases --
Repotting: it has to happen sometime --
Good grooming --
Propagation: making more plants --
Vacation for you, vacation for your plants --
It's all in the display --
Foliage --
Flowering plants --
Trees --
Cacti.
Series Title: Storey basics.
Responsibility: Ellen Zachos.

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Intends to teach new and beginning houseplant owners just what they need to know to keep their plants alive and healthy. This book covers the essentials of what plants need in terms of location,  Read more...

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