Cacti and Succulents : An Illustrated Guide to the Plants and Their Cultivation, Paperback

Cacti and Succulents : An Illustrated Guide to the Plants and Their Cultivation Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Beautifully illustrated and highly accessible, this essential guide to cacti and other succulents is both a practical manual and a source of reference and inspiration for all enthusiasts.

More than 250 different species or genera, and their natural habitats are described.

Topics covered include: the unique nature of succulents; the natural environment; history, classification and nomenclature; watering, feeding, general care and propagation; pests and diseases; and profiles of cacti and other succulents.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 420 colour transparencies
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Succulents & cacti
  • ISBN: 9781861268723



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This book is geared towards the avid enthusiast as opposed to me, who has a cactus and three succulents. The horticultural advice is more for people growing cacti and succulents for show and to have a greenhouse botanical garden, as opposed to a few houseplants., it is still a thorough resource of the different types of cacti and succulents, with plenty of full-color photos. My rating is based on how useful it was to me, but if I was a horticultural enthusiast, I'd probably give it a full 5 stars.

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