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Indoor Plants
Plants are the lungs of the earth.   In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat Dr. B. Wolverton discovered that indoor house plants are the best filters of common pollutants such as ammonia, formaldehyde, and benzene.   Hundreds of these poisonous chemicals can be released by furniture, carpets, and building material, and then trapped by closed ventilation systems, leading to the host of respiratory and allergic reactions now called Sick Building Syndrome.

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The House Plant Encyclopedia The House Plant Encyclopedia
by Ingrid Jantra, Ursula Kruger
Hardcover (1997)
This one practical volume offers clear, expert advice on: ˇ Placement and Purchase ˇ Successful Care and Propagation ˇ Pests and Diseases ˇ Gardening for the balcony, patio, and windowsill ˇ Nurturing Rare Species and Exotics.   Illustrated with more than 900 superb color photographs, this comprehensive encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to planting and caring for the most beautiful plants in your home.
How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office
by Dr B. C. Wolverton
Paperback (1997)
This revolutionary guide shows how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants.  He also rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing various pollutants, and its ease of growth and maintenance. 

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Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants Indoor Plants: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Caring for Houseplants
by Jane Courtier, Graham Clarke, Anne Moyer Halpin
Hardcover (1997)
From its fully illustrated, meticulously detailed directories of indoor plants to its inspiring ideas for using plants to enhance any setting, Indoor Plants makes it easy to turn a window sill, a corner, or even a whole room, into a delightful garden spot.
The Houseplant Survival Guide The Houseplant Survival Guide
by Pat Regel
Paperback  (1997)
Gardener and gardening lecturer Pat Regel gives readers in-depth information to successfully keep houseplants alive and well.    She covers all the basics, including fertilising, plant placement, pests, light, water, and temperature.   Now beginners won't have to trust to luck, and even sophisticated growers will appreciate Regel's level of expertise.  Color photographs assist plant identification, and step-by-step illustrations take the guesswork out of plant care techniques.
The World's Best-Selling Book on House Plants The House Plant Expert:
The World's Best-Selling Book on House Plants

by D. G. Hessayon
Paperback (1992)
I am the president of Royal Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah.   As a professional, I consider this book a text book on how to select and maintain house plants.   I often find myself referring to it when someone asks me about a plant I have never heard of.   This book is very informative and complete.   It contains all the most popular house plants as well as many others not as well known.   It contains a photo or drawing of every plant listed and the care needed.   I highly recommend this book for those who want to know how to better care for their plants or just don't know what "that one plant" looks like.
A Practical Guide to Selecting and Caring for Houseplants The Complete Book of Houseplants:
A Practical Guide to Selecting and Caring for Houseplants

by John Evans
Hardcover (1994)
In an attractively designed guide highlighting nearly 200 varieties of houseplants, Evans places the emphasis on which plants are best suited to particular conditions in the home.    By his reasoning, the kitchen calls for easy-care selections, and a conservatory or a sunroom lends itself to more exotic specimens.   Evans is quite explicit in describing the needs of each plant, any potential problems, and, perhaps more important, the level of care necessary.   From plants considered quite easy to maintain to those difficult but truly intriguing (such as the insect-eating Venus-flytrap), each selection is rated accordingly.   Evans includes propagation advice and color photographs in this sound resource for indoor gardeners.  Alice Joyce CopyrightŠ 1994, American Library Association. All rights reserved

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