Jon VanZile, Master Gardener

The author of "Houseplants for a Healthy Home," Jon VanZile is a Master Gardener and an editor and writer of content for websites and magazines.


  • Author of "Houseplants for a Healthy Home"
  • Contributed houseplant and indoor gardening content to The Spruce for almost 10 years
  • Master Gardener
  • 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.

Jon, a Master Gardener, is the author of "Houseplants for a Healthy Home." Jon'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. 

Jon 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. 


Jon received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State University.

Awards and Publications

Jon is the author of "Houseplants for a Healthy Home".

Expertise: Master gardening, gardening, house plants, and exotic plants
Education: Michigan State University
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Title: Master Gardener, Author and Publishing Professional

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