344 pages, 755 colour photographs, 2 colour maps
The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World is a comprehensive guide to more than 2000 succulents. This groundbreaking book begins with an overview of where succulents are found and how they live, along with information on growing and caring for succulents. The remaining chapters consist of comprehensive, richly illustrated descriptions of more than 2000 succulents, including both familiar species like Sedum morganianum, Aloe variegata and Agave victoriae-reginae as well as less common, more exotic plants like Kalanchoe nyikae, Othonna euphorbioides, Cephalopentandra echirrhosa and Adenia pechuelii. Each entry includes information on the plant's native habitat, its cultivation requirements and its horticultural potential, with more than 750 colour photos for identification. As useful to growers as to collectors, this comprehensive, accessible volume will be the standard reference for years to come.
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Fred Dortort has grown succulent plants and cacti for over thirty years. He has studied and observed succulents in locations as diverse as Baja California, mainland Mexico, South Africa, Namibia, and the American Southwest. He lectures widely on succulent plants, has taught classes at the University of California Botanical Garden, and has written numerous articles for the Cactus and Succulent Journal, as well as for publications such as Pacific Horticulture and Garden.