Longing to nurture your houseplant addiction without cramping your space or style? If you can't squeeze another giant leafy friend onto your plant shelf, author Leslie Halleck is here to inform you that tiny is the new BIG! In Tiny Plants, you’ll discover a fascinating array of perfectly petite houseplants you can collect and grow—in a minimal amount of space.
Yes, tiny plants are the ideal solution for plant keepers who don’t have much space, but even if you’ve got all the room in the world, their adorableness is reason alone to grow these mini wonders. These are the eternal puppies, kittens, and babies of the plant world—they never grow out of their cuteness because their genetics keep them itty-bitty for their entire lives.
Beyond a few small succulents, most houseplant parents aren’t aware of the extensive array of tiny plants they can collect and display on windowsills, on tables and desks, and in terrariums.
Prepare for cuteness overload with:
Profiles of dozens of miniature houseplants, including aquatic, carnivorous, flowering, succulent, and tropical varieties
Detailed growing information and tips for success
A fascinating look at the botany of miniature houseplant varieties
Advice on how to stylishly display your tiny plant collection
How-to lessons on the basics of propagating mini houseplants to share with friends
Details on the best tiny houseplants for terrarium growing
From the sweet blooms of micro orchids and the soft, smooth texture of lithops, to the frog foot–shaped foliage of the creeping oak fig and the tiny orbs of the string-of-pearls, you'll fall in love with these little curiosities before you can say #plantnerd.
About the Author
Leslie F. Halleck is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (ASHS) who has spent her 27-year career hybridizing horticulture science with home gardening consumer needs. Halleck earned a BS in Biology/Botany from The University of North Texas and an MS in Horticulture from Michigan State University. Halleck’s professional experience is well rounded, with time spent in botanical field research, public gardens, landscape design and maintenance, garden writing, garden center retail, and horticulture and green industry consulting. At the end of 2012, Halleck devoted herself full-time to running her company, Halleck Horticultural, LLC, a green industry consulting and marketing agency.
Halleck’s previous positions include Director of Horticulture Research at The Dallas Arboretum and General Manager for North Haven Gardens (IGC) in Dallas, Texas. Halleck is now a regular feature on the professional speaking and industry publication circuit, but she also continues to offer up common-sense gardening advice and hands-on learning to home gardeners via her Plantgeek Chic blog, public workshops, plant swaps, and consumer publications. During her career, Halleck has written hundreds of articles for local, regional, and national publications as well as taught countless gardening programs for the home houseplant keeper, indoor grower, flower gardener, edible enthusiast, and backyard farmer.
Halleck is the author of Gardening Under Lights: The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers (2018) and Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers (2019).
She is obsessed with all plants tiny and cute.
"I'm SOLD. Tiny Plants is the new trend the houseplant community has been waiting for. This book is the perfect combination of plant science, practical care advice and sheer passion that radiates through Leslie's writing. She has the uncanny ability to draw you in as both her student and gal pal, walking the wonderful line of effortlessly breaking down botanical terms and making them accessible to even the most scientifically challenged. It feels like she's sharing her best kept plant care secrets with you through her personal anecdotes. I can't wait to start my own tiny plant collection after reading this book!"
—Maria Failla: Founder of the Bloom and Grow Radio podcast and Youtube Channel, Public Speaker
“As a gardener with a huge new yard, but tiny interior living space, Leslie Halleck's Tiny Plants is the perfect way for me to nurture my houseplant addiction without living in a true jungle. Yet another classic from Leslie!” —Kevin Espiritu, Epic Gardening, author of Grow Bag Gardening
“Small is beautiful! That's the message given by Leslie Halleck's brilliant new book. If you've ever wondered what greenery you can add to your minuscule windowsill or whether there's a plant small enough to fit in your tiny terrarium, this is the book for you. Leslie's superb botanical knowledge combined with stunning photographs makes this book a wonderful resource for the space-challenged houseplant lover.” —Jane Perrone, award winning “On the Ledge” Houseplant Podcast
"...perfect for anyone with a tiny apartment -- or anyone who wants to grow some lovely plants on top of a table..."—Jane Berger, Garden Design Online