Best Books For House Plants Lovers
 

BEST indoor plant & urban jungle books

Looking for a reference book about indoor plants & Urban jungles?

For your home, for a gift or for the office, these 3 recently published books are full of inspiring ideas and pro tips to create your own urban jungle and keep your lovely plants happy. I’m regularly coming back to them for advice and inspiration, that's why I highly recommend them!

Urban Jungle focuses on indoor styling and decoration with plants. Plant Society is unbeatable when it comes to plant care knowledge. House Plants guides you through creating your own plant project from scratch.

All 3 books benefit from a modern style, an immense generosity in the writing and beautiful photography. Plus, the authors would all agree to this fundamental idea :

Anyone can live with and care for plants.
— Judith De Graaff & Igor Josifovic
 

Plant Society

Create an indoor oasis for your urban space

  Plant Society  by Jason Chongue, 2018

Plant Society by Jason Chongue, 2018

  • Style: modern, fresh and casual

  • Focus: broad, mainly on indoor plant care, but also including styling tips and gorgeous photography

  • Specificity: contains a plant encyclopedia of the most common species, a style guide for each room and solutions to most plant problems. That's more than enough to keep your plants alive!

  • By Jason Chongue, 2018

  • Buy or recommend to a friend: Plant Society

 

Urban Jungle

Living and styling with plants

  Urban Jungle  by Judith De Graaff and Igor Josifovic, 2016

Urban Jungle by Judith De Graaff and Igor Josifovic, 2016

  • Style: cosy & homely

  • Focus: beyond the plants, the focus is definitely about styling and interior design. Learn how to revitalize your home with plants.

  • Specificity: this one is a best seller for a reason: it's a source of interior design inspiration and a manual for all of those who want to bring more plants into their home. Through the portraits of plant lovers around the world, this book will make you discover plant lovers' home and travel too!

  • By Igor Josifovic & Judith De Graaf (the founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers), 2016

  • Buy or recommend to a friend: Urban Jungle

 

House Plants

How to look after your indoor plants

  House Plants  by Isabelle Palmer, 2016

House Plants by Isabelle Palmer, 2016

  • Style: simple & natural

  • Focus: DIY projects. From the basics of plant care to hands-on DIY creative projects, Isabelle guides you step-by-step with clarity and style. The main focus is about how to create your own green creations (terrarium, bowlful of succulents, hanging gardens and many more creative DIY ideas).

  • Specificity: also about the near outdoors and balcony gardening

  • By Isabelle Palmer, 2016

  • Buy or recommend to a friend: House Plants

 

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Living With Plants

A Guide to Indoor Gardening

  Living With Plants  by Sophie Lee, 2017

Living With Plants by Sophie Lee, 2017

  • Description: Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller, lacking in space – indoor and outdoor – and in Living With Plants, botanical-stylist, Sophie Lee, shows you simple but innovative ways to make your home gorgeously green. Starting with the basics, learn how to pick the right plant for your home (and specifically what room), what levels of sunlight your plant needs and the best space for your plants to thrive.

  • By Sophie Lee from geo-fleur.com, 2017

  • Buy or recommend to a friend: Living With Plants

 

RHS Practical House Plant Book

Choose The Best - Display Creatively - Nurture and Care - 175 Plant Profiles

  RHS Practical Houseplant Book  by Zia Allaway & Fran Bailey, 2018

RHS Practical Houseplant Book by Zia Allaway & Fran Bailey, 2018

  • Description: It's official: living with houseplants is good for your wellbeing! Turn your living space into an indoor oasis with our handy, easy to follow guide. Discover key indoor gardening design principles and learn how to care for your houseplants and keep them healthy. The RHS Practical Houseplant Book contains a dozen stunning step-by-step projects to help you assemble an eye-catching terrarium, create a floating kokedama 'string garden', or propagate succulents for your friends. Complete with 200 in-depth plant profiles, this is the essential practical guide for indoor gardeners.

  • By Zia Allaway & Fran Bailey, 2018

  • Buy or recommend to a friend: RHS Practical House Plant

 

House of Plants

Living with Succulents, Air Plants and Cacti

  House Of Plants  by Rose Ray and Caro Langton, 2016 (Photo Credit NGNG Design)

House Of Plants by Rose Ray and Caro Langton, 2016 (Photo Credit NGNG Design)

  • Style: peaceful and relaxing

  • Focus: Succulents, Cacti and Air plants only

  • Specificity: if you're already into cacti and succulents, or you're about to get your first, this book is a must-have. These gorgeous, fashionable plants are hardy, perfect for urban living and this comprehensive companion is all you need to learn how to nurture and enjoy them, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home. This stylish guide also shows you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and other ways to make these fantastic plants part of your life.

  • By Rose Ray &‎ Caro Langton, 2016

  • Buy or recommend to a friend: House Of Plants

 

How not to kill your houseplant

Survival tips for the horticulturally challenged

  How Not To Kill Your Houseplant  by Veronica Peerless, 2017

How Not To Kill Your Houseplant by Veronica Peerless, 2017

  • Style: educational - design is not the focus of the book

  • Focus: a book for beginners and those who want to understand their plants. This book is going full on the plant care road with detailed, easy to understand advice, even for beginners.

  • Description: full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.

  • By Veronica Peerless, 2017

  • Buy or recommend to a friend: How Not To Kill Your Houseplant

  • Product details:

    • Publisher DK (August 15, 2017)

    • ISBN-10: 1465463305, ISBN-13: 978-1465463302

    • Average Amazon Customer Review: 4.4/5 stars (Amazon Best Seller)

 

These books have been curated by plant experts, combining an immense amount of knowledge with beautiful photography. Whatever your focus is, they should cover 99.9% of your needs in terms of indoor plant care and interior design with plants. I really hope they will help some of you going further in your house plant journey and stay inspired!

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