Houseplant Books

Collection of houseplant books

Do you comma here often? There are a lot of houseplant books out there and we've read and owned a lot. Most have some great qualities but some are truly brilliant all rounders and deserved to be recommended. Our favorite books are listed below.

Before we get started, as part of our six reasons why you can trust us, we want to quickly highlight the following two.

  • We're not selling you anything
    We don't sell books directly. But we do want you to succeed with houseplants. So whilst we're not pushing you to buy any of these books, we do think they're excellent and should help with houseplant ownership.
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How Not to Kill Your Houseplant by Veronica Peerless

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant by Veronica Peerless

This is a super fun book to give as a gift to someone who likes or dabbles with houseplants. It's not a joke or novelty book though and is surprisingly useful to the beginner and intermediate houseplant owners.

  • Informative and useful information about a wide selection of commonly grown houseplants.
  • General care and growing guides for indoor plants

This is a smallish book, compared to the others listed here, coming in at 144 pages, but it still has a lot of information packed into the pages. Well worth a look.


Practical Houseplant Book by Zia Allaway and Fran Bailey

Practical Houseplant Book

Practical Houseplant Book by Zia Allaway and Fran Bailey

This book covers a lot within its 224 pages. Including:

  • Houseplant design
  • 12 easy DIY plant projects
  • 175 plant profiles
  • Care and Cultivation Guides

Due to the broad topics covered this is a great houseplant book for the beginner and expert equally. It's all presented with gorgeous photos showing clearly every step in the DIY projects and the Plant profiles allow for easy identification of plants.


The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert by Dr. D. G. Hessayon

The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert

The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert Dr. D. G. Hessayon

You're normally in safe hands with any of the Dr. D. G. Hessayon books and this one is no different.

  • 60 pages on "Roomscaping" explaining how to show your plants off
  • 350 Plant Profiles
  • Detailed sections on Orchids, Bonsai, Bromeliads, Palms, Bulbs, Cacti and Ferns.

The beauty of all Dr. D. G. Hessayon's books is that they contain very simple accurate advice that's straight to the point. It's a fantastic reference book for hundreds of houseplants. This is also his most recent release, which combines the best and most modern bits from several of his books into one larger volume.


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