Houseplanted: Books for Plant-y People

By Kat La Mantia | June 5 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftBlog

Houseplants are the 70s home trend that’s gaining a new life. Who doesn’t love a dreamy trailing pothos draping over the edge of a dresser, or a windowsill full of colorful succulents that look like jewels? In home design, there’s no such thing as too many plants. They go with any style, make your space feel more alive, and provide a relaxing respite from household chores or a long work from home day.

Whether you’re a new plant parent wondering what the best soil mix is for your aloe, or a seasoned member of your local houseplant swap Facebook group who scored a pink princess philodendron before they were cool, there are books and gifts for all plant-y people on our list. From care tips to puzzles to lush photography, find plant titles at PRH that are as diverse as your indoor jungle.

The Happy Houseplant Deck
50 Cards for Intuitive Plant Care
978-0-593-57843-8
This colorful card deck features striking, intricate illustrations of 50 popular houseplants in gorgeous home settings and tips on how to care for each one, from roots to shoots.
$19.99 US
Aug 29, 2023
4-7/8 x 6-3/8
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Happy Houseplant Coloring Book
50 Plants to Color and Care For: An Indoor Gardening Coloring Book
978-0-593-57880-3
This immersive coloring book features intricate illustrations of 50 popular houseplants in gorgeous home settings, plus a sprinkling of plant care tips for houseplant lovers.
$15.99 US
Jul 11, 2023
7-11/16 x 10
Adult Coloring Book
112 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Not Another Jungle
Comprehensive Care for Extraordinary Houseplants
978-0-7440-7076-7
Grow and care for some of the rarest and most dramatic houseplants in the world
$21.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

The Inspired Houseplant
Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles
978-1-63217-494-9
Now in paperback--the ultimate go-to guide for aspiring indoor gardeners offers inspiration to envision and instructions to create your own gorgeous in-home garden spaces.
$22.95 US
Mar 28, 2023
7 x 10-1/2
Paperback
208 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Plants Are My Favorite People
A Relationship Guide for Plants and Their Parents
978-0-593-23377-1
The plant influencer behind Apartment Botanist proves that anyone can be a plant parent, no matter where you live, how small your space is, or how busy you are.
$19.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
6 x 8
Hardcover
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Leaf Supply: The House Plant Jigsaw Puzzle
1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
978-1-922417-41-1
Celebrate the beauty of the indoor plant world with this illustrated jigsaw.
$24.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
21-1/2 x 27-1/2
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

Grow Your Own Pet Plants
A Cute Guide to Choosing and Caring for Your Leafy Friends
978-1-922417-06-0
This practical (and adorably illustrated) book offers tips on how to turn random garden cuttings into lifelong plant friends.
$14.95 US
Apr 13, 2021
7 x 9
Hardcover
120 Pages
Smith Street Books

My Houseplant Changed My Life
Green well-being for the great indoors
978-0-7440-2679-5
Use the power of houseplants to protect you from the pollution and stresses of modern life.Everyday products pollute the air in our homes, and our mental well-being is threatened like never before--but help is on hand from the humble houseplant!Drawing on groundbreaking scientific research, this book reveals the 50 most life-enhancing houseplants and shows how they can actively purify the air and improve your mental well-being through their color, scent, habit, and nurturing needs.Build a thriving collection of houseplants to create a detoxifying, reenergizing environment in the home, full of opportunities for mindfulness.
$14.99 US
Feb 02, 2021
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
144 Pages
DK

How to Make a Plant Love You
Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart
978-0-525-54028-1
Summer Rayne Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile. Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment (and they're thriving!) Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people.
$25.00 US
Jul 09, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
208 Pages
Optimism Press

Bloom
Flowering Plants for Indoors and Balconies
978-1-922417-85-5
A guide to houseplants to make your rooms and balconies bloom.
$40.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
8-6/7 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
224 Pages
Smith Street Books

Welcome to the Jungle
Rare Tropical Houseplants to Collect, Grow, and Love
978-1-9848-5994-5
Graduate from ordinary houseplants to extraordinary ones with these 50 highly sought-after, dramatic, stunningly photographed plants and expert information on how to obtain, grow, and propagate them.
$29.99 US
May 31, 2022
7-7/16 x 9
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Plantopedia
The Definitive Guide to Houseplants
978-1-925811-77-3
This is the definitive text for potting, maintaining, and loving your houseplants.
$49.95 US
Oct 27, 2020
7-7/8 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
416 Pages
Smith Street Books

Leaf Supply Deck of Plants
50 Indoor Plant Profiles
978-1-922417-43-5
This is the definitive deck for anyone obsessed with house plants.
$24.95 US
Oct 05, 2021
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Leaf Supply
A Guide to Keeping Happy House Plants
978-1-925418-63-7
A beautiful and practical book on choosing and caring for over 100 house plants, as well as inspiring plant styling advice
$35.00 US
Apr 17, 2018
8-1/4 x 9-5/6
Hardcover
256 Pages
Smith Street Books

Grow Houseplants
Essential know-how and expert advice for success
978-0-7440-3371-7
A series of illustrated, low-price paperbacks that tap into today's most popular gardening topics, all packed with practical information and expert advice.
$12.99 US
May 25, 2021
7-3/16 x 8-15/16
Paperback
144 Pages
DK

Plantopia
Cultivate / Create / Soothe / Nourish
978-2-08-020389-2
Taking the houseplant trend to the next level, this book offers--in addition to growing tips for over twenty varietals--rich inspiration for home decoration, crafting, and DIY natural health and beauty projects using nature.
$24.95 US
Mar 26, 2019
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
160 Pages
Flammarion

Grow a Damn Plant Journal
978-1-63217-447-5
From Instagram artist/botanist/self-proclaimed “mad scientist” Tyler Thrasher comes a gardening journal grounded in science, perfect for indoor or outdoor plants of every type.
$22.95 US
Nov 01, 2022
6 x 9
Stationery & Accessories
224 Pages
Sasquatch Books