288 pages, colour photos
We all need nature in our lives, yet most of our time is spent indoors. So we bring nature in by adding houseplants – but how do we choose the right ones? How do we keep them alive? By making the right choices from the beginning.
The Indestructible Houseplant, by garden writer Tovah Martin, eliminates the guesswork by highlighting indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and readily available. Like hoya, a low-maintenance plant whose spectacular spring and summer blossoms actually thrive on neglect. Or Ficus elastica (also known as rubber tree), whose pink and gray leaves will brighten even the most challenging, windowless environment. And castiron plant, an old favorite that remains beautiful in a shady corner, even after weeks without water.
In addition to plant profiles with concise information on water, light, and blooming times, this gorgeous book includes tips on care, maintenance, and ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays. Stunning color photographs offer inspiration for incorporating houseplants into a variety of décors.
"Martin's prose is so confident, and the plants so seductively photographed, that I began to fantasize about building a conservatory."
– New York Times Book Review
"Do you wish you lived in a lush indoor Eden, but are constantly reminded that plants die? There's hope for you: Some houseplants are simply harder to kill than others. Tovah Martin knows this."
– Huffington Post
"Tovah Martin has a cure for those of us with black thumbs."
– Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Changes the game of indoor gardening with its eloquent repertoire, excellent resources, and concise direction. Martin's voice is like a friend's sharing neighborly advice."
– Design New England
"A very useful book, which is perfect for both new and experienced gardeners alike."
– Pumpkin Beth
"Filled with heaps of sensible advice and wit."
– The Columbian
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Tovah Martin is a gardener, writer and horticulturalist based in Massachusetts. She is the author of The Unexpected Houseplant.