Jon VanZile

  • Author of "Houseplants for a Healthy Home"
  • Master Gardener
  • Writer for newspapers, websites, and magazines on a broad range of subjects including gardening
  • Manages the content operations for two websites
  • Manages an editorial services and publishing company for self-published authors


Jon VanZile was a writer for The Spruce covering houseplants and indoor gardening for almost a decade. He is a professional writer whose articles on plants and horticulture have appeared in national and regional newspapers and magazines.

VanZile, a Master Gardener, is the author of "Houseplants for a Healthy Home." VanZile's articles on gardening have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications, the Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale), Orlando Sentinel, among others. 

VanZile began collecting plants around the same time he started writing about them and he has a growing collection of rare and tropical plants.

He currently ​manages the content operations for two websites, manages an editorial services and publishing company for self-published authors, and writes and edits for magazines and websites. 


VanZile has a degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

Awards and Publications

Jon VanZile has written for many publications including:

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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