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Grow in the Dark

How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf


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Discover 50 of the best houseplants you can grow in your dim or dark apartment.

In Grow in the Dark, author Lisa Eldred-Steinkopf, known as the Houseplant Guru, shares the knowledge she’s gained tending to her own personal jungle of over 1,000 houseplants.

Having a south-facing window doesn’t always guarantee you the best light to grow plants—especially if your window faces an alley or a tree-lined street. What’s the point of growing an urban jungle if tall buildings are blocking all your sunshine? This compact guide, designed to look as good on your shelf as it is useful, will help you learn how to make the most of your light so you can reap the physical and emotional benefits of living with plants.

  • Individual profiles for the top 50 houseplants that grow in low-light conditions, with information on care, size, cultivars, and pet safety
  • DIY ideas for how to make the most of the limited light, with targeted advice based on which direction your windows face
  • Tips for propagation, watering, and troubleshooting houseplant problems such as pests and diseases

Whether you live in a shady top-floor apartment or a dungeon-y garden level, this book will help you grow your plant collection to its healthiest for its Instagram debut.

Praise For Grow in the Dark: How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants

"Get this book -- and a plant! -- for the green thumb-challenged person in your life."—The Detroit News

" What truly made this plant book shine was the amazing information for each of the plants..."—Budget Earth

"Whether you are shopping for your first houseplant or you are a regular green thumb, "Grow in the Dark" will set you up for plant parent success."—Frau Zinnie

Cool Springs Press, 9780760364512, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

About the Author

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is The Houseplant Guru, who features all things houseplants on her blog, She is the author of Houseplants and Grow in the Dark and has written for, Real Simple magazine, Michigan Gardener Magazine, the houseplant section of Allan Armitage’s Greatest Perennials and Annuals app, and Michigan Gardening Magazine, where she writes a monthly column. She worked for more than a decade at Steinkopf Nursery as the Annuals and Houseplants Manager, and has been interviewed online, in print, and on TV about houseplants. She harbors well over 1,000 houseplants in her home.