Which are delicate and which indestructable? - We show how to find the right home for your plants and the right plants for your home. KEW GROWING HOUSE PLANTS is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, combining exquisite botanical illustrations with practical indoor projects. Readers can discover over 70 life-changing plants and 12 home-transforming projects. Each project is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Starting from the premise that we want to show how to grow the right plant in the right place, we demonstrate the benefits of all common house plants and how to care and curate them in the home. Includes cacti, succulents, bromeliads including air plants, foliage house plants, flowering house plants, house plants for scent and air freshening.
ContentsINTRODUCTION to the book: Why have houseplants (good for mental health, phsychologically, for beauty, health, clean air. Finding a plant for your home and finding a home for your plant, using the book to ensure success.DISPLAY, staging, modern use: solo, sequence, habitat, negative space, feature, vertical, stands, hanging, privacy. Considering shape, texture, form, size, scale.WHAT can we grow and WHERE: What are houseplants?EIGHT GROUPS. Where they come from, how to look after them, the rooms where you can display them. Native habitat dictates our care.Eight groups are: Ferns; Palms; Cactus; Succulents; Bromeliads including Air plants; Flowering house plants (possibly shorter or longer); Foliage; Carnivorous.temperature, light, humidityincluding: Kit and bit on containers to grow them in. This practical section includes the key care points: watering; heating; choosing compost; changing humidity; feeding; repotting; cleaning; holiday care.MAKING MORE PLANTS Propagating in five ways: leaf cuttings using begonia or sanseveria; bulbil babies using sedum; division of palm roots; suckers/offshoots and runners using chlorophytum; adventitious roots using hoyaHOUSE PLANT PORTRAITSPROJECTS 12 projects including Kokedama; Plant leaf in a clear glass frame; A series of Sanseveria pots on a windowsill for privacy; Cactus grafting for impressive results; Macrame hanging planter; Air plant mobile; Desert Plant stand; Tray of succulents with strong pattern and landscape feel; Air fresheners collection; Touch me, touch me not.PROBLEMS: trouble shooting, preventative and curative endmatter (index and acknowledgments)