The Houseplant Guru
We all need a little green in our lives.
Grow beautiful houseplants!
The Houseplant Guru is all about helping you find success in growing beautiful, thriving houseplants.
Healthy, thriving houseplants
Learn about your favorite houseplants: Do you need fertilizer? How much should you water them? Is the plant failing? Is it beyond help? Find the answers to these questions and more!
Practical tips & tools
We’ll talk about my absolute favorite tips & tools! From being able to tell when plants really need water, to selecting the best plants for the light in your home, you’ll leave my blog with the knowledge you need to succeed with your houseplants.
Dispell common myths!
You can’t believe everything you read on the internet! Should I use mayonnaise to shine my plants’ leaves? Do I need pebbles at the bottom of my pots for drainage? Can I get the leaves of my African violet wet? We’ll solve every mystery together!
The Houseplant Guru Blog
Here’s where the magic begins! All of my best tips are found in my blog.
Not too long ago, I attended the Ann Arbor Orchid Society meeting. It was so informative and I want to share with you what I learned.
Fern fronds have spores on their undersides. Often they are mistaken for scale insects. Why? What are the purpose of spores on the fern?
Are the pollen sacs missing on your African violet? What happened to them? It’s actually a good thing for you and the violet. Read on.
Underplanting? What is it? It will work great for your houseplants to add interest to large planters. No more bare potting mixture showing.
Is your orchid leaf wrinkled and pleated? Why? Can it be fixed? Red on to find out the answers to these questions about your orchid leaves.
Plant leaves can tell you how to care for them. Does that sound weird? It is true. Read on to find out how they are talking to you.
the complete guide to choosing, growing, and caring for indoor plants
What’s the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don’t have a yard or space? Houseplants! This is your guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen.
When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Houseplants is the definitive guide to the millions of varieties that houseplants come in, and the different levels of maintenance, care and know-how they all require.
Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, and other scientific specs.
Grow in the Dark
How to Choose & Care for Low-light Houseplants
Grow in the Dark puts the spotlight on 50 of the best houseplants you can grow in your dim or dark apartment. 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.
Detailed profiles include tips on watering your plants just right, properly potting them, and troubleshooting pests and diseases. You’ll also learn which plants are safe to keep around your pets.
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.
A Guide to Choosing and Caring for Indoor Plants
What’s the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don’t have a yard or space? Houseplants! Now available in a fun gift version, this is the guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen.
When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Offers complete information on the most popular varieties of houseplants along with details on maintenance, care and know-how so you can easily select the best plants for your lifestyle and space.
Join the millions of house-plant-loving enthusiasts in this no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, all illustrated in beautiful four-color photos.
Fun projects & growing tips for epic indoor plants
Grow some of the world’s most unique and beautiful houseplants with this one-of-a-kind guide. Plus, find DIY projects for using houseplants to kick up your decorating skills!
Houseplants make epic house guests—they don’t talk back, they’re 100% no drama, they’re exceptional listeners, and they help beautify your bedroom and calm your senses. Plus, houseplants are fun to nurture and care for. In Houseplant Party, you’ll discover dozens of amazing, easy-to-care-for houseplants that are a perfect fit for your desk, windowsill, bedside table, or bathroom vanity. From peace lilies and ponytail palms to fairy washboards, air plants, and Venus fly traps, author and houseplant guru Lisa Eldred Steinkopf has your back with easy-to-follow houseplant advice and insight.
But, Houseplant Party isn’t just about taking care of plants. It’s also about decorating with plants. Get step-by-step plans for making:
- A creative test tube wall planter
- A knotted plant hanger using recycled fabric or an old t-shirt
- A stress-reducing succulent Zen garden for your favorite relaxation spot
- A bedside aquatic garden with a Japanese moss ball
- A macrame hanger to display your favorite vining houseplant
- A wooden trellis to train climbing plants to grow on your wall and ceiling
- A trio of shadow boxes to display an air plant collection
- A beautifully trained and pruned bonsai plant
Join the Houseplant Party and decorate your world with green!
The secrets of growing flowering houseplants year-round
In Bloom, The Houseplant Guru Lisa Eldred Steinkopf unleashes all the secrets on how to grow dozens of indoor plants that produce colorful, intricate, and sometimes fragrant blooms.
If you’ve ever struggled to get an orchid or African violet to rebloom, or if you’ve hesitated to add plants like hoya, anthurium, Madagascar jasmine, or clivia to your windowsill for fear you may never see their gorgeous flowers, Lisa reveals the insider strategies you need to encourage these plants to strut their stuff. In her signature warm and beginner-friendly tone, she introduces simple techniques you can use to encourage bloom alongside all the ins and outs of caring for these beautiful plants. Lush, full-color photography accompanies each in-depth plant profile.
Upping your houseplant game doesn’t have to involve spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the next trendy leafy-green foliage plant. If you want to expand both your growing skills and the number of specimens in your houseplant family, dive into the world of flowering houseplants instead. New cultivars of old favorites are taking the houseplant world by storm, and other, more unusual, species are now making their way into the limelight, thanks to the interest of millions of new houseplant parents around the world.
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