About Houseplant Central

Houseplant Central is a blog about everything houseplant. It was born out of the author’s own struggles with houseplants and the myths that litter the internet, and aims to spread proper info on caring for houseplants.

The ultimate goal is to help inspire you so you can succesfully turn your house into a greener place even if you don’t have a green thumb!

About Mari

Hi! I’m Marijke Puts, although I usually go by Mari. I’m 24 years old and originally from The Netherlands (so please forgive the occasional wonky grammar construction!), though I now reside in sunny Spain.

I started blogging way back in 2011 and haven’t stopped since; I even got a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science. I’m the founder of InterMari, which contains both Houseplant Central and domestic parrot-centered website Psittacology.com.

I love writing articles, building communities and spreading knowledge and I’m incredibly thankful to have made blogging my full-time job. If you’d like to know more about me, Houseplant Central or Psittacology, you can contact me through this page. Thank you for visiting Houseplant Central, I hope the site helps inspire you!

Throughout the years, I’ve been lucky to have my articles featured in a number of places on the web!

Stephanie Suesan Smith

Stephanie Suesan Smith has a Ph.D. in psychology that she mainly uses to train her dog. She has been a freelance writer since 1991.  She has been writing for the web since 2010. Dr. Smith has been a master gardener since 2001 and writes extensively on gardening.  She has advanced training in vegetables and entomology but learned to garden from her father. 

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