The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual

Essential Gardening Know-How for Keeping (Not Killing) More Than 160 Indoor Plants

By Barbara Pleasant; Rosemary Kautzky (Photographer)

Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781580175692, 365pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005


Welcome to a whole new world of houseplants "The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual" provides practical, hands-on advice for how to care for 160 beautiful houseplants, including many new selections that have become available in the last ten years.Pleasant offers basic information on how to identify plants, as well as where to place them and how to keep them healthy. In-depth plant profiles provide guidelines so that you can quickly identify the causes of and remedies for common problems. Information about how to repot, propagate, and display each plant, as well as advice on the very best varieties, makes this an indispensable reference for every houseplant lover.

About the Author
Barbara Pleasant has been covering organic gardening and self-sufficient living for more than 30 years. A contributing editor to "Mother Earth News", Pleasant has garnered multiple awards from the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. She has written books on topics ranging from compost to weeds, including "Plant to Preserve", "Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide" (with Deborah L. Martin), "The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, The Gardener s Bug Book, The Gardener s Weed Book, The Gardener s Guide to Plant Diseases, " and "Garden Stone." Her columns and articles appear regularly in "Mother Earth Living" magazine and at and on other informational websites"." Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, and fruits along with a few chickens, who all have names. Her website is