Cactus Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to Cultivation and Care

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Hamlyn, 2006 - Gardening - 128 pages

Anyone can grow extraordinary and exotic cacti and succulents with confidence, using this fully-illustrated, inspiring and practical new guide. In its 80-page A to Z directory, gardeners encounter every strange and beautiful species and variety: sea-urchin-like astrophytum; woollily bearded espostoas; fiercely golden-spined ferocactus; bizarre-shaped tree-like cactus; hallucinogenic peyote; 40-feet high pachycereus, hanging donkey’s tails; statuesque aloes, and ground-hugging, jewel-like flowering conophytums. Displacing the myths and legends, such as these plants don’t need water or light, it offers comprehensive easy-to-follow instructions on building a collection; pests and diseases, seed raising; repotting; greenhouse cultivation; equipment; and more.

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Although both of these titles are for novice gardeners interested in learning about cactus and succulents, they differ significantly.Cactus Basics is a misleading title because it covers both cacti ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Tony and Suzanne work for the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Suzanne Mace is also a qualified judge of cacti and succulents.

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