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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

by Miles Anderson


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Spiky, smooth, round, long or thin cacti and succulents come in all shapes and sizes. The purpose of this book is to help you know, enjoy and care for these striking decorative plants. The section on care and cultivation provides step-by-step guidance on all aspects of buying, planting and maintaining cacti and succulents, ensuring gardening success whatever your level of experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780190921
Publisher: Southwater
Publication date: 07/16/2012
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 183,038
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

What are cacti and succulents? 8

Natural habitats 14

Botany and classification 18

Design ideas 24

Garden settings 26

Patios and terraces 30

Growing indoors 34

Outdoor containers 38

Plant directory 42

How to use the directory 44

Cacti directory 46

Succulent directory 116

Care and cultivation 212

Tools and equipment 214

Soil mixes 217

Buying cacti and succulents 218

Providing the right conditions 220

Group plantings 223

Planting bowls, baskets and beds 224

Routine maintenance 226

Propagation 232

Pests and diseases 240

Glossary 244

Plant lists 245

Index 252

Acknowledgements 256

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