Our plant experts travel the world in search of the most unusual and interesting houseplants. In our second book, we share our favorite specimens: exotic and eclectic ferns, like the skeleton fork, a primitive (and unfussy) predecessor to the family; new aroids to feed that monstera obsession; and adventurous trailing plants like dischidia, which is found cascading from tree branches in its native Thailand; plus succulents and cacti, indoor trees, the best low-care plants, and "rule breakers" like bamboo muhly grass that can make an unexpected move indoors.
Along the way, we'll introduce you to our favorite independent growers and passionate plant lovers who are creating new hybrids and bringing back old-school specimens to the market. We're also sharing, for the first time, our unique way of styling plants as well as our overarching philosophy on care: the most important thing we can give our plants is our presence. We hope this is an inspiring and practical guide for new green thumbs and seasoned indoor gardeners alike.
About the author: Melissa Lowrie is our divisional merchandise manager of plants and garden. She is an industry leader with over 25 years experience in the home and garden space, and has also worked as a photo stylist and floral and event designer. She has been with Terrain since we launched in 2008.