How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged – Review

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Yes, I’m Horticulturally Challenged

I decided to take my plant parenting to new levels with the purchase of How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged. I am not afraid to humble myself–I am not as knowledgable about taking care of plants and I decided if I am going to invest in pricey plants, that taking the time to learn the correct ways and methods to care for my leafy friends was worth it.

Hardcover vs. Ebook

I decided to buy the hardcover over the ebook mainly because I liked the idea of having the book in hand and thought having the images would be both aesthetically pleasing and helpful. As of now, the hardcover is listed as $11.39 and the ebook is $6.99

I thought both prices were reasonable–especially since I plan on keeping the book for a long time.

Here is a snippet of the synopsis:

You had one job: watering your new plant. But it’s been a week and it’s already dying.

Fear not! This helpful guide is here to show you how to rescue your plants. Follow the survival tips outlined in this book and you’ll be on your way to having your home brimming with green life.

It’s absolutely possible not to assassinate your houseplant – all you need is this book! From identifying exactly what’s in the pot to helping it flourish and grow, this is your guide to creating an oasis of happy, flourishing houseplants.”

Photos from the Publisher:


The reviews for the book are 81% 5 stars! And after some time reading and leafing through (hahaha) the pages, I can see why. The images are colorful, the tips are easy to follow and not filled with jargon. Especially since this book is targeted to beginners, it makes taking care of plants not seem so intimidating.

Gift Ideas

I would recommend giving this book to a fellow plant-lover who may need some tips to keep their leafy friends alive.

Have you read the book? What are your thoughts?

You can purchase the physical book or ebook here

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