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5 Books to Help You Incorporate Plants into Your Space

If you love plants but aren't sure how to create jungle-like interiors or a waterwise garden at home, turn to these five books, available from the HL Shop.

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Plants are nothing new in interior design. From the elegant foliage-filled Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s to the maximalist fern-strewn Boho pads of the 1970s, we have a long history of incorporating plants into our homes. But the way we do it is continually evolving. As we saw in our roundup of Trends to Leave Behind This Year, a small scattering of indoor plants is out for 2019 - and has instead been replaced with jungle-like spaces packed to the rafters (literally) with lush, green offerings. 

To help you nail the trend at home, we've compiled a list of our favourite plant books, which you can buy from the HL shop. They're full of an array of indoor and waterwise plants, decor inspiration and ideas galore, so simply click the links and get shopping.

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1. The Inspired House Plant, Amazon.com

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This indoor plant book is crammed with garden-design inspiration and easy-to-follow advice that ranges from beginner plant care and watering guidelines to the most popular indoor plants to buy now. And, with its striking cover, clean layout and modern design, The Inspired House Plant will make a beautiful addition to any coffee table.

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SHOP IT | $16.48 (about R412, incl delivery*), Amazon.com
ALSO READ: 5 Pet-Friendly Indoor Plants

 

2. Urban Jungle, Amazon.com

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The founders of Urban Jungle Bloggers present a curated compendium of plant styling ideas and information essential for anyone wanting to introduce more plants into their home. By taking readers through five unique green spaces across Europe, Urban Jungle reveals how creative you can be with plants with very little effort.

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SHOP IT | $23.79 (about R538.11, incl delivery*), Amazon.com
ALSO READ: 5 Plant-Filled Spaces We Love

 

3. House of Plants, Amazon.com

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Building on the current movement towards having waterwise plants in an urban setting, House of Plants shows you how to look after succulents, cacti and air plants with ease. Included are tips and tricks on how to take cuttings for propogation purposes, to share with other plant lovers or to use in a terrarium of your own design.

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SHOP IT | $19.47 (about R466.17, incl delivery*), Amazon.com
ALSO READ: Embrace Life in Glass with Angles+Earth

 

4. How To Raise a Plant and Make it Love you Back, Amazon.com

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After gaining a massive online following by encouraging plant lovers around the world to tag their green-related posts with #houseplantclub, Morgan Doane of @plantingpink and Erin Harding of @cleverbloom have translated their passion for plants into print form. As to what their book, How To Raise A House Plant And Make It Love You Back, is about, the title really says it all. 

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SHOP IT | $15.29 (about 396.66, incl delivery*), Amazon.com
ALSO READ: Pick the Right Indoor Plant

 

5. The Bold Dry Garden, Amazon.com

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Waterwise garden inspiration doesn't get any better than The Bold Dry Garden, which offers a glimpse into The Ruth Bancroft Garden in California - one of the most highly-acclaimed public gardens ever. Its founder, Ruth Bancroft, is a dry gardening pioneer, and her insights and advice in this book provide everything you need to start a dry garden of your own.

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SHOP IT | $22.30 (about R514.82, incl delivery*), Amazon.com
ALSO READ: How to Pot Your Own Succulents

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