RHS House Plant: Practical Advice for All House Plants, Cacti and Succulents

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  • Definitive guide to over 330 house plant varieties
  • Covers succulents, cacti, orchids, bromeliads, and carnivorous plants
  • Includes essential care advice for plant maintenance
  • Propagation tips provided to help grow your collection
  • Features 24 step-by-step projects for indoor gardening
  • Published by DK on October 5, 2023
  • Hardcover book with 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 20.3 x 3.4 x 24 cm
    (9 customer reviews)
    Last updated on 15/04/2024 18:45 More info

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    Introducing the RHS House Plant: Practical Advice for All House Plants, Cacti and Succulents! Calling all green thumbs and house plant enthusiasts, this book is an absolute must-have for your collection. Packed with expert advice and handy tips, it’s like having a personal plant whisperer by your side.

    Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or just starting your indoor jungle, this book covers it all. From the basics of plant care to troubleshooting common issues, you’ll find everything you need to keep your leafy friends thriving. With detailed instructions on watering, lighting, and even repotting, you’ll become a pro in no time.

    But wait, there’s more! This book goes beyond the ordinary house plants and dives into the fascinating world of cacti and succulents. Discover the secrets to growing these unique and resilient plants, and learn how to create stunning displays that will make your friends green with envy.

    Now, why would this make a brilliant gift? Well, for all those house plant lovers out there, this book is a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration. It’s like giving them a green thumb in book form! Whether they’re a beginner or a seasoned plant enthusiast, they’ll find something valuable within these pages. Plus, it’s a gift that keeps on giving, as they’ll refer back to it time and time again.

    So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for the house plant lover in your life, look no further than the RHS House Plant: Practical Advice for All House Plants, Cacti and Succulents. It’s a gift that will bring joy, knowledge, and a whole lot of greenery into their world.

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    DK (5 Oct. 2023)




    368 pages






    20.3 x 3.4 x 24 cm

    9 reviews for RHS House Plant: Practical Advice for All House Plants, Cacti and Succulents

    1. Delboy

      This House Plant book is really useful for my young daughter, who enjoys looking after her window plants. The book is well organised, easy to read and has good pictures, that make identifying plants relatively easy.

      The information that the book provides, such as the conditions that a plant prefers, what to feed it etc is useful and easy to understand.

      There are probably other books that go more in depth but for what I need, this book gives me all the information I require and does so in a logical way.

    2. Maude19

      This house plant book is incredible! Amazing information about a ton of different plants (but also about propagation and much more of course) and the photos inside it are equally as amazing. The book itself is stunning too, so mine will have a proud spot right on our coffee table where it can be seen at all times.

      Highly recommend!

    3. Tech_And_Tv_Gamer

      I am a retired horticulturist and have never found better than RHS. My disabilities currently prevent me from doing any gardening so I have taken to house plants. A complete novice I have learnt all I need to keep what visitors to my home say are garden centre quality plants. All thanks to the help from these books which not only show you how to display them at their best and how they should be propagated but most importantly the conditions they need. From lighting to feeding, watering and misting. I even purchased the other House Plant version of this book to a friend starting out and looking to improve the quality of her plants. She is also finding it extremely useful. I would definitely recommend to the new as well as experienced plant hobbyists and professional. It is impossible however experienced you are to know everything about every plant so it is great to have his book at hand as a quick and easy reference guide!
      This book packs so much accessible knowledge in 200+ pages! I read 3 books focused on caring for houseplants recently, this is clearly the best. The plant profiles cover most plants one would have in the house; I have 35 plants and 34 were covered (and the only one not covered is an odd succulent that needs same care as most succulents). I bought the book because I wanted a book that covers plant care well (many other books are more interior design focused); seeing many great interior design suggestions and cool plant projects ideas was a nice bonus! I’ll definitely check out other RHS books!

    4. Pauline Wren

      Excellent book yo keep as a reference 👍

    5. Dev Jms

      The book is incredibly well-organized, with sections dedicated to different types of cacti and succulents, their specific needs, and common problems they might face. The information is clear, concise, and easy to understand, even for a complete.

    6. Keith&Joyce

      It provides how to design your indoor plants looks, plants informations, many ways to propagate, troubleshoot your indoor plants and many more. I really enjoy this book. Books from RHS never fail me.

    7. Maude19

      The book covers over 330 different houseplant varieties, providing detailed care instructions, light and water requirements, and potential problems for each. This makes it a one-stop shop for information on almost any houseplant you could imagine

    8. Scriptwriter

      The book itself is beautifully designed – the vibrant pink and green illustrated cover makes a perfect addition to any coffee table or shelf. It’s also a good chunky substantial book which I hadn’t realised. Not only does it look pretty, it’s a great informative guide to all things house plant.
      There are photographic examples throughout every page with tips and projects to create stunning plant arrangements, as well as helpful plant profiles with latin names. I especially like the ‘care and cultivation’ section as this gives the essential guidance on how to not only look after your house plants but help them thrive – understanding growth patterns, rules for watering and propagation. If I was being picky, I would say that some of the info in the plant profiles was a little off. It lists some very notoriously difficult plants as easy to care for, but perhaps this is subjective depending on how green fingered you are!

      It also focuses on the aesthetics of house plants and how to style them in certain pots, colour theory etc. and so this would be a perfect read for those with keen interest in interior design too.
      Overall, I absolutely love it and would also recommend as a thoughtful gift for plant lovers, and those with an interest in botany.

    9. Delboy

      Provides good diagrams with what you need from individual items to places to locate the plants that you end up buying more plants but the right kind.

      RHS House Plant: Practical Advice for All House Plants, Cacti and Succulents

      Arrived without any wrapping or direct cover as its a hardback which survived the delivery process in normal amazon parcels.

      When lifting, you can feel this is a sturdy and quality book as both the cover and pages have a nice weighty textured feel to them.

      The sections are easy to navigate and you will end up browsing the “House Plant Projects” a few times as the descriptions, the “ingredients” (what plants you need), the tools and also what pots are well documented and well photographed that you can see that you can do this yourself easily. There are well written guides that you will end up following at least one of these and then before you know it, there is a 3 plant setup.

      Having a few plants in the house, the guides on the individual plants also help remind you what and when to water or to re-pot.

      A really clear and easy to understand guide on plants that covers everything you need from getting one to creating a display with your favourites….and making them last.

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