A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Beautiful & Long-Lasting Succulents

A Beginner's Guide to Succulent Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Beautiful & Long-Lasting Succulents

by Taku Furuya


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Adored for their charming shapes and colors, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804851190
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 74,305
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Taku Furuya is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer who fell in love with succulents and cacti at an early age. He is an experienced succulents gardener who has performed selective breeding with seeds he has collected, cultivated and crossbred. He is also a frequent visitor to the Americas, where he photographs succulents in their natural habitats.

Table of Contents

Preface 4

How to Use this Book 5

Spring/ Fall Types

Echeveria rosularisi/E. elegans 8

Graptopetalum "Francesco Baldi" 12

Pachyphytum oviferum "Hoshibijin" 16

Cotyledon tomentosa "Bear's Paw" 20

Kalanchoe tomentosa "Panda Plant" 24

Senecio rowleyanus "String of Pearls" 28

Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace" 32

Crassula capitella "Campfire" 36

Sedum rubrotinctum "Jelly Bean Plant"/Variegated Sedum rubrotinctum "Aurora"/Sedum oryzifolium "Tiny Form" 40

Aeonium haworthii "Tricolor" 44

Plectranthus aromaticus 48

Haworthia pilifera/H. obtusa 52

Orostachys boehmeri 56

Tillandsia harrisii (air plants) 60

Spring/Summer/Fall Types

Cactus: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Moon Cactus" or "Hibotan" 64

Cactus: Mammillaria carmenae/Epithelantha micromeris ungnispina "Kaguya Rime" 68

Euphorbia enopla/E. mammillaris variegata "Shirakaba Kirin" 72

Agave victoriae-reginae "Hime Sasanoyuki" 76

Fall/Winter/Spring Types

Dudley a brittonii 80

Conophytum "Shukuten"/C. obcordellum/C. bilobum 84

Lithops aucampiae/L. bromfieldii insularis/L. salicola 88

Fundamentals for Growing Succulents (About Placement and Sunlight/About Watering/About Planting Soil/Lasting through Summer and Winter) 92

Glossary 94

Defenses Against Diseases and Pests 95

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