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
This lavish book introduces cacti and succculents, arranged alphabetically by genus name with supporting photographs. Aimed at both beginners and competitors, it explains the unique nature of succulents, describes their natural habitats and advises on their cultivation.