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The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: The Definitive Reference to More than 2000 Species

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The plants are organized into 28 intuitively logical groups, such as succulent euphorbias, mesembryanthemums, bulbs, succulent trees, aloes, agaves, and haworthias. Each entry includes information on the plant's native habitat, its cultivation requirements, and its horticultural potential. As useful to novice growers as to collectors and those with an existing interest in ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Timber Press
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"The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: The Definitive Reference to More than 2000 Species" requires an extra subtitle or an asterisk which reads "Except Cactus". I was rather surprised in my initial browse the complete lack of any information about cacti, since these are by far the best known group of succulents, although eventually I discovered the explanation when I went back to the beginning and found, on page 15, the following statement:
Almost all the members of the cactus
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Alan Clark
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While this is not as comprehensive as the description suggests, covering only a fraction of the species, it seems to cover every genus of succulent (except cacti) in plenty of depth. For example, about 150 out of 500 aloes get a mention. There are lots of good quality photos, with descriptions, habitat, cultural requirements and an indication of difficulty. As a grower of succulents I will be referring to my copy frequently in future!
Genevieve Tan
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Offers a great look into the natural habitat of thousands of succulents and cacti. Super helpful in terms of understanding ideal sunlight, water and overall care requirements.
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