Idiot's Guides: Succulents

Author: Cassidy Tuttle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615648445

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 6441

Succulents are plants that hold water in their leaves, such as cacti, aloe, and echeveria. They have captured the hearts of crafters, decorators, and plant lovers all over the world. Always popular as an outdoor plant in warm climates, succulents have found a new popularity as a try indoor plant that's easy to care for and fun to look at. Idiot's Guides: Succulents includes: + Everything needed to select, pair, pot, and care for succulent plants. + Snapshots of 100 of the most popular varieties of succulent plants, including care, color, hardiness, pairing, and a full-color photo for each. + 16 beautiful craft projects with how-to steps and color photos, including picture frames, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and bouquets. + Tips on successfully propagating new succulents from existing plants. + Extensive advice on choosing pots and unique planters, repotting succulents, and pairing varieties for maximum impact. + An index of succulents by color and height that gives readers another tool for selecting the succulents that will look.

Designing with Succulents

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604692969

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 9673

Succulent plants offer dazzling possibilities for garden design and require only minimal maintenance to remain lush and alluring year round. Featuring the work of more than 50 professional garden designers and creative homeowners, this complete design compendium is as practical as it is inspirational. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs, it gives design and cultivation basics for paths, borders, slopes, and containers; hundreds of succulent plant recommendations; and descriptions of 90 easy-care, drought-tolerant companion plants. Beginners and experienced designers, landscapers, and collectors alike will find what they need to visualize, create, and nurture the three-dimensional work of art that is the succulent garden.

Succulents of South Africa

A Guide to the Regional Diversity

Author: Ernst J. Van Jaarsveld,Ben-Erik Van Wyk,Gideon Smith

Publisher: Sunbird Publishers

ISBN: 9781919938240

Category: Succulent plants

Page: 144

View: 9018

South Africa is broken down into 16 main regions and each region is accompanied by a map of the area as well as a concise description of the succulents to be found there, along with photographs of the region's typical landscapes. The succulents are illustrated by means of Elizabeth Bodley's beautiful and accurate illustrations, together with a number of photographic plates which enable the reader to easily identify the species concerned. Contributions from other experts in the field ensure that this is a most comprehensive field guide.

Introduction to Succulents and Cacti

Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311526013

Category: Gardening

Page: 57

View: 4402

Table of Contents Introduction How to Recognize Succulents Conophytum Cultivation of Cactuses Potting Best Potting Compost Re-Potting Your Cacti Watering of Your Succulents Propagation of Succulents Propagation through Seeds Propagation through Cuttings Leaf cuttings Propagation through Offsets Pests and Diseases Diseases Cultivated Succulent Plants Agave Aloe Conophytum Crassula Echeveria Euphorbia Haworthia Opuntia Mesembryanthemums- Fenestraria Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The first time I heard the word “succulent” in reference to a group of plants, I was a bit bewildered. That was because I associated this particular term with delicious things to eat like succulent, juicy spareribs or succulent luscious fruit, fresh off a tree! But here was an experienced gardener talking about a plant, which he called a succulent? It did not look remotely edible at all! Cacti belong to the “Succulent Plants” family. Plants with green leaves that are left in the sun without water are going to flag and wilt within a few hours. They are going to die within a few days. However, mother nature has made some plant equivalents of camels, which can go for long periods without any water. These plants normally live in a hot and dry climate and they have managed to survive since the dawn of time. That is because they are able to adapt themselves to their environment. They are going to pass the dry season as leafless shrubs, seeds or as dry bulbs. Cactus as well as other succulent plants are capable of storing moisture, in their stems and leaves, especially when there is plenty of moisture in the atmosphere. This is so that they can get plenty of liquid available to them, when the atmosphere becomes dry and arid.

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae


Author: Urs Eggli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540419655

Category: Science

Page: 458

View: 3380

The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants represents the first comprehensive taxonomic treatment of succulents in thirty years. It covers over 9000 taxa of all succulents except Cactaceae. The Crassulaceae (stonecrop family) volume presents the first complete treatment of the family for many decades. The family is a very diverse group, and plants range from tiny insignificant annual herbs to perennial shrubs and trees. Many of the species have attractive flowers. The entire family consists of 33 genera and 23 hybrid genera with a total of 1410 species and 305 infraspecific taxa. The largest genus is Sedum (stonecrop, wallpepper) with 428 species. Other large genera are Aeonium (36 species), Crassula (195 species), Dudleya (47 species), Echeveria (139 species), Kalanchoe (144 species), Rhodiola (58 species), Sempervivum (63 species), and Tylecodon (46 species). A key to all genera is included. The descriptions of all accepted taxa are supplemented with typification and distribution data, full synonymy, literature references and 341 colour photos.

Cactus and Succulents

Author: Sunset,Sunset Books

Publisher: Sunset Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780376037534

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 80

View: 4320

Describes and photographs numerous varieties of cacti and succulents, gives advice on buying, collecting, and propagating them, and supplies guidelines for their use and cultivation in indoor and outdoor gardens

Life Strategies of Succulents in Deserts

With Special Reference to the Namib Desert

Author: Dieter J. von Willert

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521244688

Category: Nature

Page: 340

View: 8192

A consideration of the ecological strategies which enable plants to survive and grow in hostile desert conditions, first published in 1992.

Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents

Indoor and Outdoor Projects for Unique, Easy-Care Plants--in All Climates

Author: Sharon Asakawa,John Bagnasco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865611

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 1010

In Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents, a book made for the gardener and non-gardener alike, you'll find information and design inspiration for more than twenty attractive, low-maintenance planting projects.


The Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Maurizio Sajeva

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881923988

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 2330

"Includes more than 1,200 photographs of species and varieties from 195 different genera, and therefore it constitutes a unique work of reference for succulent enthusiasts and collectors." --Cover.


Care and Health

Author: Rudolf Schulz,Attila Kapitany

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780958516754

Category: Cactus

Page: 101

View: 1421

Buying a succulent plant is the easy part. Now what? Where do I grow it? How do I take care of it? What do I need to do to keep it healthy? These questions and more are answered in this easy to use book. Divided into three chapters "Basic concepts", "Care" and "Health", this book will provide a handy reference to all your questions about how succulents grow and thrive. Keeping your garden in order and your plants looking healthy easy!


Nature's Sculptural Wonders

Author: Bela Kalman,Steven A. Hammer

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847823338

Category: Gardening

Page: 141

View: 5736

Turning his exceptional eye to some of nature's most unique creations, acclaimed photographer Bela Kalman has created in Succulents a photographic work that is at once striking, otherworldly, surprising, virtually three-dimensional, and nothing short of spectacular. Every photograph in this dynamic book is set against a rich black background, which captures the many textural, sensual, and sculptural qualities of these unusual plants. The variety is staggering: some look like golf balls lightly dusted with moss, and some resemble an Art Deco skyscraper; some have antlerlike growths, while others could pass for a plate of fresh spinach linguine or a model of a spacecraft from another planet. Their vernacular names are no less colorful: Greater Dumplin', Baby Toes, Mexican Old-Man, Brain Cactus, Tiger Chaps, and Cats Jaw. With an introduction and witty, informative captions by noted succulent authority Steven Hammer, Succulents not only identifies each of the 120 exotic plants within, but also reveals their unique characteristics and intriguing artfulness.

Succulent Container Gardens

Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469128X

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 5055

Define your individual style. With their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes, and simple care, succulents are beautiful yet forgiving plants for pots. If grown in containers, these dry-climate jewels—which include but are not limited to cacti—can be brought indoors in winter and so can thrive anywhere in the world. In this inspiring compendium, the popular author of Designing with Succulents provides everything beginners and experienced gardeners need to know to create stunning container displays of exceptionally waterwise plants. The extensive palette includes delicate sedums, frilly echeverias, cascading senecios, edgy agaves, and fat-trunked beaucarneas, to name just a few. Easy-to-follow, expert tips explain soil mixes, overwintering, propagation, and more.


The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants (Sunset)

Author: Robin Stockwell

Publisher: Sunset

ISBN: 9780848749477

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 9814

Inspiring, practical and richly photographed, this comprehensive guide offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments. This is the essential reference for landscapers, home gardeners, and anyone looking for a thorough introduction to the perfect plant for modern times.

The Wonderful World of Succulents

Cultivation and Description of Selected Succulent Plants Other Than Cacti

Author: Werner Rauh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Succulent plants

Page: 164

View: 5753

A gardner's guide to cacti and succulents

how to grow these fascinating plants in the home and greenhouse : featuring 150 species

Author: Margaret Martin,Peter Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861013654

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 3219


An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care, with Step-By-step Instructions

Author: Terry Hewitt

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780193656

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

View: 7576

This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 145 stunning photographs. It features a directory of over 50 varieties of succulents, including Agave, Aloe, Cotyledon, Euphorbia, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, Lithops, Sedum and Testudinaria. It features step-by-step photographic guidance on planting, repotting, propagation by seeds and cuttings, everyday maintenance, and common pests and diseases. For each variety, full botanical information is provided on growth, spread, size and flowering, as well as suggestions for other recommended species to try. One of the great wonders of nature is the ability of plants to adapt and survive in the harshest of environments. Growing mostly in desert areas, succulents provide many fascinating examples of this. Among this plant group there is an astonishing variety of size, shape and hue to be found, ranging from Testudinaria elephantipes, with its swollen hemispherical wooden base, to stone plants such as Lithops, that are little more than a pair of swollen leaves. This book features 50 of the best varieties, and explains how to cultivate and care for them. Hardy and stoical, but also immensely varied, every grower will find a succulent to suit their tastes.

The instant guide to healthy succulents

Author: John Pilbeam

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780812911756

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 728

This complete guide to growing healthy succulent plants details the ideal plant environment--temperature, humidity, and soil condition--for each plant and provides full coverage of common problems