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The little book of cacti and other succulents / Emma Sibley ; photography by Adam Laycock.

By: Sibley, Emma [author.].
Contributor(s): Laycock, Adam [photographer.] | Quadrille Publishing.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Quadrille Publishing, 2017Description: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1849499144; 9781849499149.Other title: Cacti and other succulents | Cacti [Spine title].Subject(s): Cactus | Succulent plantsDDC classification: 635.9/525
Contents:
Introduction -- How to start a collection -- Potting and tools -- Propagation -- Troubleshooting -- Cacti and other succulents.
Summary: The perfect plant pets, cacti and succulents are easy to care for and resilient to even the laziest of gardeners. With the right information, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. This must-have practical guide will help your indoor plants to grow and thrive.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Succulents and cacti make the perfect indoor plant pets. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and resilient to the neglect of even the laziest of gardeners, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. Often small in size these plants are the ideal green solution for the city dweller, who has little time and only a small amount of space. However, there are so many different cultivars of cacti and succulents to collect - each with their own needs - that the watering, feeding, potting and general care can differ from plant to plant.

The Little Book of Cacti and Other Succulents features a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of cacti and succulents to own. The entry for each of the 60 plants is accompanied by a photograph and all the essential requirements for that variety in an easy-to-follow breakdown. This includes details on size, growth, spread and flowering, along with any extra tips on care for that specific plant. When given the right care, your cacti and succulents will thrive and grow. Additionally this book includes a general care section on everyday maintenance and potting, along with tips on how to deal with common pests and disease.

This is a must-have guide for all cacti and succulent lovers, who already own or want to start a collection of these hardy little plants.

Includes index.

Introduction -- How to start a collection -- Potting and tools -- Propagation -- Troubleshooting -- Cacti and other succulents.

The perfect plant pets, cacti and succulents are easy to care for and resilient to even the laziest of gardeners. With the right information, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. This must-have practical guide will help your indoor plants to grow and thrive.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Desert candle, string of hearts, and mother-in-law's tongue are among the 60 varieties profiled in this stylish guide to caring for indoor cacti and succulents, low-maintenance houseplants that are popular among city dwellers. Sibley, founder of the startup London Terrariums, provides helpful tips for pruning, watering, propagating, and potting a variety of these plants, and includes troubleshooting advice such as how to spot signs of overwatering. The book includes better-known cacti and succulents as well as more obscure varieties, and artfully captures the aesthetic appeal of each plant, drawing attention to the different shapes and textures. Alluring photos of the plants against brightly colored backdrops accentuate the unique characteristics of each type. The neat design and colorful photos make this book a desirable keepsake for cactus enthusiasts. Color photos. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.