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Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom

A Room-by-Room Guide to Styling and Caring for Your Houseplants

Illustrated by Loni Harris

Fuel your houseplant obsession with this beautifully illustrated room-by-room guide to bringing the outdoors inside—perfect for plant parents everywhere!

Millions of plant lovers and newbie gardeners are discovering the joys of bringing plants into their homes. Not only do they add a fresh, natural touch to any room, they also have serious mood-boosting power, and help to reduce stress, improve air quality, and even provide fresh herbs for that next meal! It’s a no-brainer that houseplants can improve our quality of life—but how do you maximize their benefits without sacrificing style.

Full of home design and practical plant care tips as well as more than 70 plant recommendations, Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom is an illustrated guide to help you choose the right plants for your space, from succulents and spider plants to pothos and ZZ plants.

A Houseplant 101 section will set you off on the right foot, covering essentials of plant care and maintenance, as well as basic troubleshooting, and a primer on the health benefits of indoor plants.

Then, going room by room, you will find space-specific recommendations, such as:
-Purifying the air in your bedroom with low light beauties
-Decorating your bathroom with air plants and ferns—your shower powers the climate is they need to thrive!
-Creating a living centerpiece for your dining room or breakfast nook
-Adding a low-maintenance bamboo or jade plant to your home office for motivation and focus
-Growing a windowsill herb box or hydroponic tomato to level up your next meal

Perfect for fans of Wild at Home, Urban Jungle, and Wellness by Design, this book will give plant lovers the tools and confidence they need to bring houseplants into every corner of their homes, improve their quality of life, and turn their home into a natural sanctuary.

Photograph by Maggie Fuller Photography

Emily L. Hay Hinsdale is a freelance writer, an enthusiastic cook, a dedicated traveler, a determined pedestrian, and a life-long gardener.

Loni Harris specializes in hand lettering and florals and has hard artwork with major US retailers such as Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Staples. She loves hiking, working on her farm, and binge watching while sketching.

“I spend a lot of time thinking about how magic works: Is it legit? Can I make it up? What can I borrow? Is there such a thing as black magic? Can crystals really do that? Luckily, I’m not alone. With sharp insight, warm humor, and a little magic of his own, Fire Lyte invites witch-curious readers on a delightful exploration of not just the what but the why of witchcraft. Packed with pop culture references and approachable tips, The Dabbler's Guide to Witchcraft is a thought-provoking, practical guide for modern witches.”

—Samantha L., Editorial Assistant, on Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom

  • Publisher: Tiller Press (May 27, 2021)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982165833