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A beginner's guide to succulent gardening / Taku Furuya.

By: Furuya, Taku [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Clarendon : Tuttle Publishing, 2019Description: 1 volume ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780804851190; 0804851190.Subject(s): Succulent gardens | Succulent plants | GardeningDDC classification: 635.9525
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Adored for their charming shapes and colors, respected for their resilience and adaptability, and just plain fun to have around--succulents are the hottest home gardening trend today.

A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening is a friendly guide to popular succulents, walking novices through all the basics, like: Choosing your succulents--from Hens and Chicks (Echeveria) to bristly flowering cactus varieties Mixing the right soils for your succulents and preparing the growing environment Easy potting and transplanting techniques Succulent care--including watering, fertilizing and providing the right amount of sun for each variety Understanding peak periods as well as seasonal traits and needs, so you can have a beautiful succulent garden year-round This book contains all sorts of helpful tips on what to look for when buying a plant, how to troubleshoot when your succulent shows signs of distress, how to trim the leaves and stems, and how to start new plants from cuttings. Clear diagrams and at-a-glance fact sheets for each variety, as well as inspirational photos of attractively and happily-housed succulents, fill the pages of this book.

Now is the time to give succulents a try! Let A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening be your guide to get you started and grow your indoor garden one succulent at a time.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 4)
  • How to Use this Book (p. 5)
  • Spring/ Fall Types
  • Echeveria rosularisi/E. elegans (p. 8)
  • Graptopetalum "Francesco Baldi" (p. 12)
  • Pachyphytum oviferum "Hoshibijin" (p. 16)
  • Cotyledon tomentosa "Bear's Paw" (p. 20)
  • Kalanchoe tomentosa "Panda Plant" (p. 24)
  • Senecio rowleyanus "String of Pearls" (p. 28)
  • Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace" (p. 32)
  • Crassula capitella "Campfire" (p. 36)
  • Sedum rubrotinctum "Jelly Bean Plant"/Variegated Sedum rubrotinctum "Aurora"/Sedum oryzifolium "Tiny Form" (p. 40)
  • Aeonium haworthii "Tricolor" (p. 44)
  • Plectranthus aromaticus (p. 48)
  • Haworthia pilifera/H. obtusa (p. 52)
  • Orostachys boehmeri (p. 56)
  • Tillandsia harrisii (air plants) (p. 60)
  • Spring/Summer/Fall Types
  • Cactus: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Moon Cactus" or "Hibotan" (p. 64)
  • Cactus: Mammillaria carmenae/Epithelantha micromeris ungnispina "Kaguya Rime" (p. 68)
  • Euphorbia enopla/E. mammillaris variegata "Shirakaba Kirin" (p. 72)
  • Agave victoriae-reginae "Hime Sasanoyuki" (p. 76)
  • Fall/Winter/Spring Types
  • Dudley a brittonii (p. 80)
  • Conophytum "Shukuten"/C. obcordellum/C. bilobum (p. 84)
  • Lithops aucampiae/L. bromfieldii insularis/L. salicola (p. 88)
  • Fundamentals for Growing Succulents (About Placement and Sunlight/About Watering/About Planting Soil/Lasting through Summer and Winter) (p. 92)
  • Glossary (p. 94)
  • Defenses Against Diseases and Pests (p. 95)