instant guide to healthy foliage houseplants

by David Longman

Publisher: Times Books in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 80 Downloads: 658
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  • House plants.,
  • Foliage plants.,
  • House plants -- Diseases and pests.,
  • Foliage plants -- Diseases and pests.,
  • Indoor gardening.

Edition Notes

Originally published: How to care for your foliage houseplants. London, 1983.

Other titlesFoliage houseplants.
StatementDavid Longman.
SeriesThe Complete plant doctor
LC ClassificationsSB419 .L657 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2867087M
ISBN 100812911733
LC Control Number84040634

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Add a few drops of ammonia to one quart of water used for houseplants; it will improve foliage color and increase growth. Save the water from cooking pasta. Let it cool, then use it to water houseplants. The plants will appreciate the starchy supplement. (If the soil of your houseplants get algae, loosen the dirt in your pots periodically.). Provide your houseplants with regular feedings of organic (natural) or inorganic (synthetic) fertilizers. The three major nutrients that plants receive from fertilizers are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (usually abbreviated as N, P, and K on packages). Nitrogen is important for good foliage, phosphorus helps roots grow, and potassium is vital for good blooming.   Your Christmas cactus care guide We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. 15 houseplants and their amazing health benefits.   When one of your houseplants is in a large pot and can’t be repotted, you’ll have to top-dress the compost. What this means is you will have to remove the top 25 to 36 mm (1 to 1 1/2 inches) of old compost and replace it with fresh compost.

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Vol. 1 originally published as: How to care for your foliage houseplants. London: Peter Lowe, Vol. 2 originally published as: How to care for more foliage houseplants.

London: Peter Lowe, Description: 2 volumes: illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm. Series Title: Complete plant doctor. Other Titles: How to care for your foliage. Get this from a library. The instant guide to healthy foliage houseplants, volume II. [David Longman] -- Foliage houseplants are those grown for the beauty of their leaves rather than for their flowers.

Each two-page spread shows a healthy plant on one side and a picture of a diseased plant on the. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally instant guide to healthy foliage houseplants book How to care for your foliage houseplants. London, Description. The Instant Guide to HEALTHY HOUSEPLANTS Ring-bound – January 1, by Unknown (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

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They. Many foliage houseplants originate from tropical rainforests where the only way to get light is go up, and aerial roots that can absorb moisture and nutrients help it along the way.

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