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Cacti and Succulents

Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: Gideon Smith
160 pages, 220 colour photos
Cacti and Succulents
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  • Cacti and Succulents ISBN: 9781845371678 Hardback Sep 2006 Out of Print #156966
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This book familiarizes the reader with the fascinating world of cacti and succulents - how to grow, water, feed, position and treat them - and introduces a selection of easy-to-grow species suitable for the beginner, as well as some of the more difficult and desirable species.

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Author Gideon Smith is Chief Director: Research and Scientific Services at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, and holds the John Acocks professorial chair at the University of Pretoria. As a past president of the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study, and chairman of the World Flora Project, he also holds various positions on the steering committees of international botanical initiatives. His work on succulents has been widely recognized and he is the recipient of the prestigious Cactus d'Or (Monaco/IOS), a Fellowship from the American Cactus and Succulent Society and the Allen Dyer Medal (South African Succulent Society). He has published numerous books, scientific and popular papers on succulent plants. Consultant Dr Tony Mace has been involved in the management of the British Cactus and Succulent Society for many years and is currently publications manager and webmaster. He and his wife have authored a book on cacti and succulents, and regularly lecture on the subject both nationally and internationally. They have a personal collection of some 5,000 plants which has featured in a number of TV gardening programmes.
Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: Gideon Smith
160 pages, 220 colour photos
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