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 and has been featured in Real Simple magazine. She has been interviewed on popular podcasts, and contributed to blogs including,, and, 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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Learned so much!

Heidi Tiano from Michigan - 02/23/2020 14:49:56

I got so many great tips from Lisa’s seminar at Ray Wiegand’s Nursery. I was anxious to get home and try some of them out!

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Knowledgeable and approachable

Alyssa Cleland from Harshaw, WI - 02/08/2020 14:59:33

Speaks in an easy and approachable way. Very knowledgeable, but admits there's always more to learn.

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Great Speaker-HOT Topic

Tracy A. Bordis from Des Planes, IL - 02/02/2020 09:35:53

Met Lisa at the iLandscape trade show in the Chicago area this past week. Her presentation "Houseplants for a New Generation"was soooo on trend, spot on and filled with the perfect amount of information to be both informative and engaging.