By: Graham Charles(Author)
192 pages, 420 colour photos
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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