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The Oxford Dictionary defines a succulent as "having thick, fleshy leaves or stems, adapted to storing water". Other definitions also include plants with succulent roots. Some definitions on the other hand may only consider succulents as plants with succulent leaves. This definition however, excludes many plants that botanists generally considered as succulents, such as cacti and other stem succulents.

The Succulents ebook is an ideal read for professional and home gardeners alike who would like to use these unique plants to add character to their gardens. The ebook covers propagating, how to give your succulents the most ideal growing conditions and is also a wonderful guide to the different genera and species of succulents. Create a beautiful space- either small or large with these versatile and highly attractive plants.

Not all succulents are created equally. There’s a popular belief that all succulents are very hardy plants that like hot, dry conditions. As with many “popular” beliefs, this is not so simple!

Succulents are plants with “fleshy” foliage, higher in water content than other plants. Beyond this, succulents include a very diverse range of plants varying in both appearance and the conditions under which they grow.

Some need a hot climate, but others need a cold climate. Some may thrive in relatively dry soils, but others need moisture and are likely to deteriorate rapidly in very dry conditions.

The first thing to recognise about succulents is that you cannot treat them all in the same way.

 

Learn more about succulents in our ebook.


Pages:
185
Images: 198
ISBN: 978-0-9942948-4-5

Table of Contents

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CHAPTER 1 CLASSIFICATION & CULTURE
Defining succulents
Botanical facts
The succulent families
Families that include succulents

CHAPTER 2 GROWING SUCCULENTS
Maintenance
Plant health
Pests
Fungal diseases
Soils
Watering
Propagating succulents
Leaf cuttings

CHAPTER 3 USING SUCCULENTS
Where to grow succulents
Succulents in exposed conditions
Succulents in shade
Succulents on poor soils
Using native succulents
Other ways to grow succulents
In containers
In exposed places
In rock gardens
Garden beds
For soil conservation
Around swimming pools
In xeriscapes
For green walls and roofs
Growing succulents in wet climates

CHAPTER 4 SUCCULENT PLANT DIRECTORY
Aeonium syn. Megalonium
Agave
Aloe
Apentia
Carpobrotus
Cephalophyllum
Cheirdopsis
Cotyledon
Crassula
Cussonia
Delosperma
Deuterocohnia
Drosanthemum
Dyckia
Echeveria
Euphorbia
Faucaria
Gasteria
Glottiphyllum
Grahamia
Graptoveria
Haworthia
Hereroa
Hesperaloe
Hylocereus
Kalanchoe
Lithops
Mediocalcar
Mesembryanthemum
Mestoklema
Pachyphytum
Polianthes
Rhodiola
Sansevieria
Sedum
Sempervivum
Senecio
Yucca

APPENDIX



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