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Cacti and Succulents: An Illustrated Guide to the Plants and Their Cultivation

Field / Identification GuideHandbook / Manual

By: Graham Charles (Author)

192 pages, 420 colour photos

Crowood Press

Paperback | Jul 2006 | #200343 | ISBN: 1861268726
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137694 | ISBN: 1861266103
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About this book

Beautifully illustrated and highly accessible, this essential guide to cacti and other succulents is both a practical manual and a source of reference and inspiration for all enthusiasts. More than 250 different species or genera, and their natural habitats are described. Topics covered include: the unique nature of succulents; the natural environment; history, classification and nomenclature; watering, feeding, general care and propagation; pests and diseases; and profiles of cacti and other succulents.

"Offers a fascinating sampling of this plant group's tremendous diversity."
-The American Gardener

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Graham Charles first started growing cacti and succulents at the age of twelve and joined the National Cactus and Succulent Society in 1962. He qualified as a judge in 1972 and soon afterwards began to assemble his collection of documentated plants. Graham is a popular lecturer in Britain and has also spoken in various parts of Europe and in the USA.

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