Legends of the Leaf
By Jane Perrone
The story behind 25 iconic houseplants and the secrets to making them thrive
Publication date: April 2023Support this project
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If you’ve ever wondered why there’s a succulent that looks like a string of pearls, or pondered the purpose of the holes in your Swiss cheese plant’s leaves, this book is for you.
Houseplant expert and journalist Jane Perrone explores the native roots of the plants that fill our homes, from the fiddle leaf fig to the Chinese money plant. She tells the stories of 25 iconic species: where and how they grow in the wild, the ways they are understood and used by the people who live among them, and the journey they’ve taken to become prized possessions in our homes. By learning about their roots, Jane will help you deepen your understanding of your plants and unlock the care secrets that will help them thrive in your home.
Each plant profile includes detailed instructions for care and propagation, and is accompanied by a gorgeous illustration by illustrator Helen Entwisle. The profiles include the plants you’ve been lusting after, including the maidenhair fern, Hoya linearis, string of hearts and Philodendron ‘Pink Princess’. If your heart has been captured by one of these plants but you are struggling to keep it looking as good as it did when you brought it home, it’s time to find out how to help your plant live its best life. If you’re about to add one to your collection, you’ll discover how to keep those new leaves coming. You may not be able to recreate the Amazonian rainforest or the South African karoo into your living room, but you can find the place in your home that best matches the conditions your plants have evolved to thrive in, from a steamy bathroom to a sunny bay window.
Legends of the Leaf will help you look at houseplants in a different way: with renewed respect, deeper insight and an even greater passion. So, join Jane as she put on her ‘plant glasses’ to discover the incredible stories our houseplants have to tell.
- High quality, bespoke hardback edition
- 25 original, full-colour illustrations by Helen Entwisle
- Approximately 45,000 words and 192 pages
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