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

Decorating with plants adds a fresh, natural touch to any room. Potted plants can uplift a living space with serious mood-boosting power, reducing stress, improving air quality, and even providing fresh herbs for that next meal! But first, you have to keep them alive.

Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom shows you how to maximize these health benefits, decorate like a pro, all while covering the essentials of plant care and maintenance. Full of home design and practical plant care tips as well as more than 70 plant recommendations, this illustrated guide helps you choose the right plants for your space, from succulents and spider plants to pothos and ZZ plants.

In this room-by-room guide, 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 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.

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