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Tempting Tropicals: 175 Irresistible Indoor Plants

Original and unique, this guide to luscious, choice indoor plants will convert anyone to a passion for gardening indoors. The possibilities presented are dazzling-lush flowering vines or petite carnivorous plants, intoxicating fragrant jasmine or spiky sculptural succulents. Included are chapters on sustenance, container choices, light, water and temperature requirements, propagation, pests and diseases, even how to summer plants outdoors and travel with them on holidays. Over 200 gorgeous color photographs round out the detailed descriptions of 175 choice plants native to both tropical and temperate regions. In her entertaining style, plant fanatic Ellen Zachos invites everyone, from the horticulturally clueless to the avidly addicted, to share her passion for exotic and unusual indoor plants.

Hardcover: 328 pages

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (October 1, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0881927325

ISBN-13: 978-0881927320

Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 7 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,223,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #69 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Climate > Tropical #299 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > By Technique > Container Gardening #357 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > House Plants

Tempting Tropicals is a horticultural tour de force, packed with detailed information about growth habits, propagation tips, and the soil, temperature and light requirements of more than eight score tropical plants. The fascinating, well written text is ornamented with full color photographs of these exotic beauties that marvelously display each plant's unique attributes. The superb text and photos are presented with the exacting production values that the publisher is well known for in the gardening community. This book is a must for all real phytophiles.

If you're into growing indoor plants this book must be in your library for both information on varieties as well as cultural information. I consider myself very knowledgeable gardner, yet find myself researching things in this book often--especially when adding a new plant species. I'd highly recommend it to anyone whether they had a few plants or a greenhouse full.

As a Newbie in-door gardener from Singapore (our tropical GardenCity),I was so thrilled to find many species of plants depicted in Ellen Zachos' book,found also here. How so many variaties of plants from far away distant places, made their long journeys to my homeland and survived, is truly amazing. I love the book Tempting Tropicals for it's beautiful photos and informative,easy to understand narrative.I spent many hours browsing for the best book at that would suit my needs, and motivate me to become a very good carer of my plants :) I am very happy to have found Tempting Tropicals.

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