Hello plant parents! Plants count as one of the best and most beautiful things living on Earth, and there’s no better way to learn about them than by exploring and experimenting with different kinds, but where does one begin? Plant parents and soon-to-be owners can use the following useful information to learn more about their greenery, as well as how to choose the best pot, soil, and what to do when they get sick.
These 5 books for plant parents offer a wide variety of tips and tricks to nail your greenery care and develop your green thumb in no time. Focusing on the importance of balancing your most frequent spaces’ energy by adding plants in those areas, and learning to listen to your plants and what they are asking, the authors mentioned below surely know what they are talking about.
Title: The New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family
Author: Darryl Cheng
Darryl Cheng gives his knowledge on indoor gardens to everyone that wishes to grow healthy houseplants, teaching the art of understanding each plant’s needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. Indoor gardeners can expect a complete perspective change on plant-caring thus learning to rely on insight and observation.
This is excellent for plant parents who are just starting out or those who want to learn how to trust their and their plants' instincts and follow the best growth path possible. From finding the right light to everyday care like watering and fertilizing to containers, to recommended species. This book has it all, delivered in a friendly and casual way that exudes love from every perspective you see it.
Title: How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged
Author: Veronica Peerless
People who can’t keep a plant alive but are attracted to becoming plant parents should read Veronica’s book. It summarizes everything one should know about taking care of a plant and finding the right balance for it without destroying it during the process.
Furthermore, Peerless’ work helps soon-to-be-plan-parents to identify the signs of a sick plant and how to solve the situation appropriately. With this book, you can learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plants to what kind of soil they should be placed into, how much light they need every day, and so much more useful information!
Title: How to Houseplant: A Beginner's Guide to Making and Keeping Plant Friends
Author: Heather Rodino
A useful and must-have guide o take care of the top 50 houseplants, with beautiful illustrations and notes, stating that “plants have demonstrated therapeutic value, clean the air, and are an affordable way of decorating, adding beauty to your home, and making even the smallest rented space feel like your own.”
Heather Rodino offers a friendly-approached book guide with helpful information about pests, troubleshooting problems, measuring and assessing growth. What’s more, her insights on pet-friendly plants and which are the best for frequent travelers.
Title: Wild At Home: How To Style And Care For Beautiful Plants
Author: Hilton Carter
Carter’s approach to plant-parenting takes readers on an insightful tour of his apartment, where helps people learn about how to create their own urban jungle perfectly. He owns more than 200 plants, so his knowledge comes from a good source and try-and-error approach; he also states that plants are more than just a beautiful way to decorate one’s home, but ‘changes the airflow throughout. It’s also a key design element when styling your place. For me, it wasn’t about just having greenery, but having the right variety of greenery.”
After reading it, you’ll be able to find the right spot for your plants, as well as how to propagate it and find the right pot, among other important tips.
Title: Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive
Author: Baylor Chapman
Baylor Chapman dives into the wild world of plants by helping plant-parents choose the right kind of plant according to their style. Now that plants are becoming more and more popular, thanks to the information spread on social media, Chapman begins her book by remarking the importance of plants in balancing the energy of one’s home, followed by must-known plant care 101 and how to choose the right type for you.
She also guides readers through the home room by room: Place an aromatic plant like jasmine or gardenia to your entry to establish your home’s “signature scent.” Add a proper sense of scale to your living room with a ceiling-grazing palm. Create a living centerpiece of jewel-toned succulents for a dining table arrangement that will last long after your dinner party. From air purification to pest control, there’s no limit to what houseplants can do for your home—and Decorating with Plants will show you how to add them to spaces big and small with style.
Now that you have a lot of resources to begin learning about your plants, it is time to choose the right kind for you, and even take a chance in some that you might never have thought of acquiring. The authors mentioned above have years of experience and trial-and-error that certified the information in a particular way.
The most important thing is to learn how to read your plant and determine what is asking you, to deliver the best care possible. Happy reading and safe planting!