Synopses & Reviews
An essential guide to cacti and other succulents, featuring 420 color photos and a wealth of information on the plants and their cultivation. Beautifully illustrated and highly accessible, this guide is both an instructive practical manual and a rich source of reference. More than 250 different species or genera and their natural habitats are profiled and illustrated. Topics include: the unique nature of succulents; their natural environment; history, classification, and nomenclature; watering, feeding, general care, and propagation; and pests and diseases. Lavishly illustrated, this is an indispensable guide for growers and enthusiasts. Graham Charles is a National Cactus and Succulent Society judge and lecturer.
"Offers a fascinating sampling of this plant group's tremendous diversity." The American Gardener
Cacti and succulents are ideal houseplants, needing little care and providing unusual and colourful displays. This book looks at the increasingly wide variety of plants now available, and assists the beginner to choose and cultivate many of the popular types. Full details are given on feeding, watering, potting, and on displaying the collection to its best advantage. An A-Z listing of over 75 varieties shows the wide diversity of shapes, sizes, and effects that can be grown.
In this highly illustrated and accessible book, Graham Charles describes more than 250 different species or genera and their natural habitats. He looks at the unique nature of succulents; the natural environment; history, classification, and nomenclature; watering, feeding, general care, and propagation; pests and diseases; and more. Whether you have just acquired your first cacti, or are an experienced grower, this book will prove to be an invaluable source reference to these remarkable plants.