Based on the author's 30-year study with over 50,000 plants, The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents offers a photographic A-Z which profiles more than 300 plants, with practical advice for propagating and cultivating them and imaginative ideas for display. The expert advice, supported by step-by-step photographs, covers subjects ranging from handling spiky plants to identifying pests and diseases. Catering both to enthusiastic beginners and ardent cactophiles around the world, this should be a useful sourcebook of plant species advice, ideas and inspiration.
Release on 2004-01-27 | by Miles Anderson,Terry Hewitt
A Comprehensive Guide to Identification, Care and Cultivation
Author: Miles Anderson,Terry Hewitt
Spiky, smooth, round, long or thin, cacti and succulents come in all shapes and sizes. The purpose of this book is to help you enjoy and care for your plants, whether you are growing them for their flowers or just to delight in their bizarre forms.
Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of More Than 140 Common Species and Varieties
Author: Gideon F Smith
Pubpsher: i5 Publishing LLC
Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs. Complete descriptions and color photographs make plant identification easy, and detailed care instructions will help make sure that plants thrive, whether they?re being grown indoors or out, in the city or in the country. Beautiful specimen plants are fully detailed from six garden collections around the world, from Zurich to Phoenix. Inside Cacti and Succulents Handbook Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensive well-illustrated plant directory of more than 140 popular varieties. Covers easy-to-grow choices suitable for beginners, as well as more difficult and desirable species. Color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. Features beautiful specimen plants from six garden collections around the world.
Release on 2004 | by A. Michael Powell,James F. Weedin
Author: A. Michael Powell,James F. Weedin
Pubpsher: Texas Tech University Press
A Southwest Book of the Year * 2005 Southwest Book Award“[A] monumental study.” —Review of Texas Books“A reliable and handy general reference for those with an interest in cacti inside and outside this region. Recommended.” —Choice“These authors have . . . provided the world with the much needed scientific clarification on this family of succulent plants that humans have loved and hated for thousands of years.” —Sida“Information: Wow! . . . For both lay readers and for researchers looking for lots of data about the cacti of this rich flora, this book offers fascinating details presented in a very readable fashion.” —Cactus and Succulents Journal"This will be the standard reference for decades to come."—Southwest Books of the YearOf the 132 species and varieties of cacti in Texas, about 104 of them occur in the fifteen counties of the Trans-Pecos region. This volume includes full descriptions of those many genera, species, and varieties of cacti, with sixty-four maps showing the distribution of each species in the region.The descriptions follow the latest findings of cactus researchers worldwide and include scientific names; common names; identifying characters based on vegetative habit, flowers, fruit, and seeds; identification of flowerless specimens; and phenology and biosystematics.The introduction—full of details about the biology and morphology of the family Cactaceae, the uses of cacti, and the horticulture and conservation of cacti—is an important reference for general readers. More than three hundred beautiful full-color photographs of the cacti in flower and in fruit, all cross-referenced to their description in the text, highlight the book.A glossary of cactus terms, an exhaustive list of literature, and a thorough index complete the book.
The present volume covering the Crassulaceae marks the completion of the successful handbook series that presents a complete coverage of the so-called "other" succulents, i.e. of all taxa of suc culent plants with the exception of the Cactaceae. It is with pride that this volume is now put before the public. Together with its predecessors, it is the fruit of a truly international project. Not only does the present volume constitute the first complete synopsis of the large and horticulturally important family Crassulaceae published since the treatment by Berger (1930), but the handbook series as a whole is a landmark in succulent plant literature. The history of the project that eventually led to the publication of the present handbook series was outlined in the Preface to the Monocotyledons Volume, published in the summer of 2001. A short summary of its history will therefore suffice. Handbooks devoted to succulent plants (including cacti) have a long-standing tradition. First treatments covering the family Cactaceae were already published in the 19th century, but the first handbook dealing with the so-called "other succulents", authored by Hermann Jacobsen, was only published in 1954 - 1955, then called "Handbuch der sukkulenten Pflanzen". A revised and en larged English edition was published in 1959 and was repeatedly reprinted subsequently.