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.

Houseplants

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 maintenancecare 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.

Houseplants (mini)

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 maintenancecare 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.

Creative Houseplant Projects

Easy Crafts and Growing Tips for 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 great 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 Creative Houseplant Projects, 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, Creative Houseplant Projects 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

Exercise and expand your DIY skills with Creative Houseplant Projects and decorate your world with green!

Bloom

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.

Houseplants for Beginners

A Simple Guide for New Plant Parents for Making Houseplants Thrive

Choose the right houseplants for your space and then help them thrive with Houseplants for Beginners at your side.

Having happy, healthy plants can make a space feel happy and healthy too. They add color, texture, and beauty—and can also improve air quality. For new plant parents eager for these benefits, this affordable, adapted edition of Houseplants by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf offers easy-to-understand information and advice.

Each chapter deals with a key element of houseplant care, including light, water, soil, potting, and containers. The book also offers details on how to pick the right plants for your specific living situation

Go beyond just keeping your plants alive to understanding how to make them thrive. With Houseplants for Beginnersyou will learn:
 

  • How to choose the right plants for your space and lifestyle 
  • The specific needs of each plant species you have chosen
  • Care essentials, including light, soil, and watering basics


This book is organized to take you 
from starter plants to caring for more adventurous choices like tropical, climbing, and flowering species. This is the resource you can depend on to take you from your very first plant to seasoned plant parent.

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