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Title:
Complete guide to houseplants.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
224 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Ortho Books"--P. 1 of cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780897215022
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A comprehensive encyclopedia of housepants shares valuable information on cultivating and caring for these common plants, with a special section devoted to patio and deck containers as well as step-by-step instructions. Original. 35,000 first printing.


Table of Contents

At Home with Houseplantsp. 6
Making the Matchp. 8
Designing with Houseplantsp. 10
Improving Health with Houseplantsp. 12
Buying Houseplantsp. 14
The Basics of Plant Carep. 20
How Plants Survivep. 22
Lightp. 24
Waterp. 34
Temperature, Air Circulation, and Humidityp. 40
Growing Mediap. 44
Potting and Repottingp. 50
Propagationp. 52
Fertilizerp. 60
Pruningp. 62
Groomingp. 64
Staking and Trainingp. 66
Special Care Concernsp. 68
Moving Plants Indoors and Outp. 70
Container Gardeningp. 72
Terrariums and Bonsaip. 74
Greenhouses and Solariumsp. 76
Forcing Bulbsp. 78
Growing Herbs Indoorsp. 80
Growing Bromeliadsp. 82
Growing Orchidsp. 84
Growing Cacti and Succulentsp. 86
Troubleshootingp. 88
Insectsp. 89
Diseasesp. 93
Cultural Problemsp. 95
Gallery of Houseplantsp. 100
Resourcesp. 215
Metric Conversionsp. 216
Indexp. 217
Creditsp. 224