Adored for their charming shapes and colours, 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
Preface 4 (1)
How to Use this Book 5 (3)
Echeveria rosularis/E. elegans 8 (4)
Graptopetalum "Francesco Baldi" 12(4)
Pachyphytum oviferum "Hoshibijin" 16(4)
Cotyledon tomentosa "Bears Paw" 20(4)
Kalanchoe tomentosa "Panda Plant" 24(4)
Senecio rowleyanus "String of Pearls" 28(4)
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace" 32(4)
Crassula capitella "Campfire" 36(4)
Sedum rubrotinctum "Jelly Bean 40(4)
Plant"/Variegated Sedum rubrotinctum
"Aurora"/Sedum oryzifolium "Tiny Form"
Aeonium haworthii "Tricolor" 44(4)
Plectranthus aromaticus 48(4)
Haworthia pilifera/H. obtusa 52(4)
Orostachys boehmeri 56(4)
Tillandsia harrisii (air plants) 60(4)
Cactus: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Moon 64(4)
Cactus" or "Hibotan"
Cactus: Mammillaria carmenael Epithelantha 68(4)
micromeris ungnispina "Kaguya Hime"
Euphorbia enopla/E. mammillaris variegata 72(4)
Agave victoriae-reginae "Hime Sasanoyuki" 76(4)
Dudley a brittonii 80(4)
Conophytum "Shukuten"/C. obcordellumlC. 84(4)
Lithops aucampiae/L. bromfieldii 88(4)
Fundamentals for Growing Succulents: (About 92(2)
Placement and Sunlight/About Watering/About
Planting Soil/Lasting through Summer and
Defenses Against Diseases and Pests 95