How to choose and care for your houseplants
Published 21 Sep 2017
Size 240 x 210 MM
Houseplants are more than just decorations. They turn a room into a living space and breathe life into our interiors. Not all of us can have a garden, or even a window box, but everyone can own a houseplant – and everyone should. Not only are they an affordable and attractive way to add a decorative and personal touch to a space, indoor plants also have unique air purifying properties and their presence is good for our health and wellbeing.
In this practical yet inspiring guide, gardening expert Alys Fowler explores all the possible indoor plant options available, helping you to find the perfect plant for any location, from cool, shady bedrooms to warm, sunny kitchen windowsills. As well as more traditional indoor plants, Alys looks at specialist plant groups such as indoor tropical edibles, orchids, cacti, succulents and climbers. With her encyclopedic knowledge and trademark inspirational style, this definitive guide will give you all the knowledge you need to care for your plants.
Alys Fowler trained at the Royal Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. She is a regular TV presenter on the BBC and is the bestselling author of The Thrifty Gardener, The Thrifty Forager and Abundance. She writes regularly for the Guardian and has also written for Gardens Illustrated and Grow Your Own.