Saturday, January 9, 2010
Fascinating, informative and user-friendly, this beautiful book provides stunning reference material to a most intriguing category of plants. The very thorough introduction describes the history of Cactaceae – the largest of the many plant families known as succulents because they store water in their leaves, stems and roots – and provides general guidelines to their cultivation.
Each of the more than 300 detailed entries describes an individual species, including its place of origin and ideal growth conditions. Full-color photographs make for easy identification of the plants in the field. This guide will be an invaluable resource for both the casual gardener and the serious horticulturist alike.