This comprehensive, one-volume source covers the identification, culture, and use of indoor foliage plants. The book's unique quality comes from the authors' blending of botanical, horticultural, and landscape architectural perspectives. Presents detailed information on nomenclature, identification principles, plant growth and development, propagation, and aspects of soils, fertilizers, and climate. Also covers plant care and indoor plant design principles. Three major chapters--Climate, Insects and Diseases, and Design--are provided by authorities in the field who specialize in these areas. Concluding chapters offer specific information on major indoor plant groups and the 150 most popular plants. Includes over 300 original drawings commissioned by a horticultural artist.
GETTING STARTED WITH INDOOR PLANTS.
Plant Names and Faces.
How Plants Grow and Function.
GROWING PLANTS INDOORS.
Containers for Growth and Aesthetic Appeal.
Understanding the Growing Medium.
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition.
The Climate Indoors.
Care and Maintenance of Established Plants.
USING PLANTS TO CREATE PLEASING INTERIORS.
Plants and Interior Design.
Indoor Gardens and Seasonal Visitors.
PLANT GROUPS OF SPECIAL INTEREST.
Major Plant Groups.
A GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION AND CULTURE OF THE TOP 150 INDOOR PLANTS.