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The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World

A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species

By Fred Dortort

The plants are organized into 28 intuitively logical groups, such as succulent euphorbias, mesembryanthemums, bulbs, succulent trees, aloes, agaves, and haworthias. Each entry includes information on the plant's native habitat, its cultivation requirements, and its horticultural potential. As useful to novice growers as to collectors and those with an existing interest in succulents, this will be the standard reference for years to come.

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“A book like this is as restorative as a three-week vacation, minus the hassles with airplanes.” —The New York Times

“Sure to be valuable for botanists and gardening enthusiasts.” —Library Journal

“Comprehensive and accessible volume. . . . Recommended for all.” —Booklist

“A fascinating compendium and homage to succulence, amply repaying exploration to both expert or experienced novice who thirsts to know more.” —The Garden

“A great companion book for beginners as well as avid collectors of these fabulous plants.” —Detroit News

“You’ll learn about more than 2,000 succulents, their natural history, and how to enjoy them in your garden or in your home.” —Halifax Chronicle Herald

“A new reference for newbie fans and avid collectors.” —San Diego Home and Lifestyle Gardens

“Without question, the best contemporary presentation of this vast group of plants that are primarily from southern Africa and Mexico.” —The Desert Sun

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October 18, 2011