PLANTS FROM NINE TO FIVE by Frances Tenenbaum

PLANTS FROM NINE TO FIVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Offices pose distinct problems as environments for plants--limited artificial light, uncontrolled temperature variations--but plants can overcome them even without the tips offered in these two books. The Tenenbaum points out the most durable plants (dracena, philodendron, peperomia) but overstates the hardiness of others (Ficus, African violet). Most of the advice is blatantly obvious (get a watering can; get a co-worker to help during vacations) although the recommendation to isolate new plants is certainly valid. Heriteau, recognizing the increased use of plants for partitions and decoration, advocates a greater variety of species, including shrubs and vines, but fills the text with cutesy labels for each kind of information--""situation wanted,"" ""salary requirements,"" ""relocation."" Stick to a regular house plant book and common sense.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1977
Publisher: Scribners