Welcome these plants into your home and learn to care for them . . . and they’ll care for you in return.
Plants don’t only beautify your home— they promote healing too. For example, the luscious scent of lavender aids in a good night’s sleep, while the kentia palm controls humidity levels that increase mold and mildew. This lushly illustrated guide explains the properties of the most beneficial species, from plants that lower stress and provide a breath of fresh air to ones that bring joy, boost brainpower, and help you communicate. It explains how to choose the right plants for your specific needs, where to place them in your home and office, which ones are pet friendly, and how to make sure they thrive—so you will too. And if you don’t have a green thumb, you’ll find 10 easygoing plants that are perfect for starting out.
About the contributor(s):
Award-winning horticulturist Fran Bailey studied at the Welsh College of Horticulture before moving to London to become a florist. Later she opened her first shop, the Fresh Flower Company, which she runs. Fran has written two other houseplant books in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society. Visit forest.london or follow @forest_london on Instagram.