Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

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15613 Fairlane Drive Livonia, Michigan 48154

Hi, I’m Lisa, The Houseplant Guru. I talk about all things houseplants and am author of Houseplants The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants. I am a columnist at Michigan Gardening and Michigan Gardener Magazines.

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Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is the author of Houseplants The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants. (Cool Springs Press)  She is a columnist for Michigan Gardening Magazine and for Michigan Gardener Magazine. She has written for HGTVgardens.com and has been featured in Real Simple magazine. She has been interviewed on popular podcasts, and contributed to blogs including www.theplanthunter.thesill.com, www.withings.com, and www.publicstorage.com, and also has been interviewed on television. Lisa takes care of upwards of 1000 houseplants in her home and sun room. She lectures extensively in the SE Michigan area to garden clubs, Master Gardener groups, and at trade shows. 


Cultivating Your Green Thumb: Indoors ...A houseplants 101 presentation. This program covers all the basics of making sure your houseplant is well taken care of. 

African Violets: Their Care and Cultivation... African violets aren't as fussy as we have been led to believe. I will dispel that myth and help keep your violets healthy and blooming.

Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass... Choosing the correct plants and planting the terrarium are covered in this presentation.

Festive Flowers and Foliage..... Holiday plants received as gifts can be a challenge to take care of if you aren't sure what you have or its favored conditions. This program will identify these plants and how to care for them.

Topiary....Training houseplants into fanciful shapes is fun. This program covers the best plants to use and different types of topiary forms.

Succulents 101...Learn the basic care of succulents, including the correct potting medium to use, watering, and propagation.

Contained Tropicals in the Heartland..... Houseplants aren't just for the house in the summer months. They can be used as "thriller, spillers, and fillers" in summer containers. Learn the best ones to use. 

Bromeliads.... This program will introduce you to the wonderful world of bromeliads, concentrating on the air plants or tillandsias. 

The Facts of Light... There is a houseplant for almost every spot in your home. Learn about different light levels and the plants that will work in them. 


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Grow in the Dark

Patricia Baum from WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mi - 01/25/2020 12:17:18

Very easy to follow

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Funny & Factual

Houseplant Fan from Seattle - 02/23/2019 18:13:07

Lisa can convince any doubter to fall in love with plants. She’s funny & practical. Very enjoyable to hear, even in a dark conference hall.

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Kathryny Yingst from Lima, OH - 03/17/2018 17:35:27

Heard Lisa speak today at a Master Gardener's seminar. Sooooo informative and entertaining in her presentation. She kept your attention throughout with her wit and knowledge. Highly recommended as a speaker!

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