5 Books for the Modern Plant Parent

Catelyn Silapachai
ILLUMINATION
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3 min readApr 28, 2022

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Wild at Home by Hilton Carter

This book was my gateway into the world of indoor plants. I had just started developing a plant addition in 2020 (like so many others!) when I read “Wild at Home.” After I feasted my eyes on the maximalist plant aesthetic in the pages of Carter’s book, I felt full permission to start to really expand my plant collection. Carter’s love of plants goes beyond just aesthetics…

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Catelyn Silapachai
ILLUMINATION

I write about books, parenting, politics, and religion. I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, daughter, dogs, and plants.