DON’T REPOT THAT PLANT!
Don’t Repot That Plant!
And Other Indoor Plant Care Mistakes
By Will Creed
Are you now or do you anticipate becoming a serious house plant owner and care-giver? Then, you should seriously consider purchasing Will Creed’s Indoor Plant Care reference book titled Don’t Repot That Plant! And Other Indoor Plant Care Mistakes.
This is an up-to-date book on indoor plant care that moves beyond the conventional wisdom and corrects the many misconceptions found elsewhere. Much of the information found in this reference manual cannot be found elsewhere.
Author Will Creed has over 35 years of professional experience caring for and rescuing plants in the homes and offices of regular people like you. Most other sources of indoor plant care are based on experience growing plants in their native habitats or in the carefully controlled environments of greenhouses. Will Creed has answered tens of thousands on individual plant care questions and understands the common misconceptions people have and the common mistakes they make.
This manual will help you understand the differences you face in your home or office and how to adapt your plant care techniques to your real world environment.
Even if you already have some indoor plant care books on your shelf, you will want this as an addition because of its valuable information not found elsewhere.
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Table of Contents
2 Selecting A Quality Plant | 8
3 Evaluating Light for Plants | 11
4 The Best Plants for Low Light | 17
5 Full Sun Plants for Indoors Use | 21
6 How to Water a Potted Plant | 27
7 Potting Mixes for Indoor Plants | 33
8 Fertilizer | 38
9 Temperature and Humidity | 45
10 Indoor Pests and Diseases | 49
11 Why You Don’t Prune – But Should | 60
12 Propagating Your Plants | 65
13 Roots | 71
14 Root Rot Caused by Repotting | 76
15 Plant Cosmetics: Making Your Plants Look Their Best | 78
16 Diagnosing Plant Problems | 85
17 Undoing the Damage: How to Fix Plant Problems | 92
18 The Health Benefits of Indoor Plants | 106
19 Plant Terminology | 109
The Most Popular Indoor Plants | 115
Anthurium | 117
Azalea, Gardenia and Camellia | 119
Azalea | 120
Gardenia | 122
Camellia | 124
Bonsai | 125
Bromeliad Care | 129
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Chinese Evergreen | 135
Corn Plant Care | 138
Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ & Dracaena ‘Lisa’ Care | 143
Dracaena marginata | 147
Dieffenbachia Care | 151
Fern Care | 154
Ficus Tree Care | 165
Fiddle-Leafed Fig Care | 171
Ivy Care | 175
Jade Plant Care | 181
Jasmine Care | 185
Lucky Bamboo Care | 190
Ming Aralia Care | 195
Money Tree Care | 200
Norfolk Island Pine Care | 203
Peace Lily Care | 208
Orchid Care | 214
Palm Care | 218
Majesty Palm | 220
Areca Palm | 222
Kentia Palm | 224
Fishtail Palm | 227
Chinese Fan Palm | 229
Coconut Palm | 231
Lady Palm | 232
Dwarf Date Palm | 235
Chamaedorea Palms | 237
Philodendron & Pothos Care | 239
Ponytail Palm Care | 245
Rubber Plant Care | 250
Schefflera Care | 253
Snake Plant Care | 258
Succulent Care | 261
Yucca Cane Care | 264
ZZ Plant Care | 268
About the Author | 273