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What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? Save Your Indoor Plants with 100% Organic Solutions By David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth (2016) Reviewed by Jan M.

This is an easy, entertaining read and “flip-through”. I learned a great deal about my houseplants (including the unknowns I inherited) and how I could be treating them better – especially which plants are sensitive to tap water, which ones need more humidity than I’ve been providing, and suggestions on getting rid of scale and aphids.  I discovered a few new plants I’d like to acquire.

The introduction, “Prepare for Success”, gives general information and describes the conditions used in the plant portraits – light, temperature, watering, humidity, potting media, fertilizer, containers and propagation methods. “Plant Portraits” is organized by type -palms, trees and shrubs, perennials, vines, ferns, orchids and bromeliads, cacti and succulents, and culinary herbs. Plants are listed alphabetically by common name and provide a description including botanical name and common varieties, optimum growing conditions and common problems.  “Organic Solutions to Common Problems” lists common problems with photos, description and method of treatment.