Whether you’re a diehard plant lover or you’ve just discovered your green fingers, it’s always nice to read about plants, gather new ideas and imagine adding even more plants to your home. Just as you can never have enough plants, you can never know enough about them. That’s why we’re suggesting five must-have plant books to put on your wish list.

Also read: 4 nice gifts for flower lovers

Urban Botanics: An Indoor Plant Guide for Modern Gardeners

This book is a visual guide to houseplants: from succulents to cacti, from flowering plants to foliage plants. Emma Sibley wrote the plant descriptions and care tips, and Maaike Koster painted a unique little work of art for each plant. It makes for a great combination and also a wonderful coffee table book.

Het Plantenlab

Het Plantenlab (for now only available in Dutch) is perfect for people who have just discovered their love for plants. This well-written book with beautiful pictures will quickly teach readers a lot about caring for plants. It also makes a useful reference book for looking things up later!

Living with Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening

Living with Plants is bursting with inspiring pictures and ideas for adding more plants to your home. It tells how to keep your plants happy and healthy, which rooms in your home are best for certain plants, and even how to make a macramé plant hanger or a terrarium. Perfect if you live in a small space, don’t have a garden or simply for people who love having plants in their home.

Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants

Urban Jungle was written by Judith de Graaff and Igor Josifovic of the blog and Instagram accounts Urban Jungle Bloggers in which they share green hotspots and beautiful urban jungle interiors. The book is full of interior design shots but also information about various kinds of plants and how to care for them. Chances are good that after reading this book you will be creating your own urban jungle!

Also read: Here’s how to create a mini urban jungle in your home

Wonder Plants

Wonder Plants presents 20 home interiors from all over the world in which plants play the leading role. So get ready to turn green with jealousy! The book also provides a list of all the plants shown in the pictures and how to care for them. The perfect coffee table book: great for inspiration and information.

These were our five favourite plant books. Can you suggest others? Let us know on Facebook!

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