Idiot's Guides: Succulents

Idiot's Guides: Succulents

by Cassidy Tuttle


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Idiot's Guides: Succulents by Cassidy Tuttle

Succulents are plants that hold water in their leaves, such as cacti, aloe, and echeveria. They have captured the hearts of crafters, decorators, and plant lovers all over the world. Always popular as an outdoor plant in warm climates, succulents have found a new popularity as a try indoor plant that's easy to care for and fun to look at. Idiot's Guides: Succulents includes:

   • Everything needed to select, pair, pot, and care for succulent plants.
   • Snapshots of 100 of the most popular varieties of succulent plants, including care, color, hardiness, pairing, and a full-color photo for each.
   • 16 beautiful craft projects with how-to steps and color photos, including picture frames, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and bouquets.
   • Tips on successfully propagating new succulents from existing plants.
   • Extensive advice on choosing pots and unique planters, repotting succulents, and pairing varieties for maximum impact.
   • An index of succulents by color and height that gives readers another tool for selecting the succulents that will look.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615648429
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Idiot's Guides Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 144,377
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cassidy Tuttle is a blogger and creator of the popular blog Succulents and Sunshine. She is also a professional photographer for Northridge Publishing, which publishes craft magazines such as Cricut Magazine, Cricut Idea Book, Scrapbook Trends, Cards, and Create Idea Books. She is the author of several ebooks, including Propagating Succulents and Growing Succulents Indoors.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting to Know Succulents 2

Why Are Succulents So Popular? 4

What You Can Do with Succulents 6

Growing Succulents Indoors 8

Ideal Succulent Environments 10

Part 2 Succulent Care 12

How to Water Succulents 14

When to Water Succulents 16

Identifying Watering Problems 18

The Right Soil 20

Sun Exposure 22

Cleaning and Trimming 24

Fertilizing 26

Potting and Repotting 28

How to Repot 30

Common Pests and Problems 32

Propagating Succulents 36

Propagating from Leaves 38

Propagating from Cuttings 40

Propagating from Chicks 42

Propagating from Seeds 43

Part 3 Selecting & Arranging Succulents 44

Purchasing Succulents 46

Selecting Succulents 48

Choosing the Right Container 50

Using Top Dressings 54

How to Adapt a Non-Draining Container 56

Using Unusual Containers 58

Arranging by Height 62

Arranging by Color 66

Perfect Pairings 70

Displaying Succulents 76

Part 4 Succulent Projects 80

Cuttings or Plugs? 82

Working with Clue 84

How Long Will My Creation Live? 86

Terra Cotta or Ceramic Pot 89

Strawberry Pot 93

Hanging Planter 99

Birdcage 105

Glass Terrarium 111

Succulent-Topped Pumpkin 117

Living Picture 123

Long Table Centerpiece 129

Succulent Wreath 135

Decorated Napkin Ring 141

Succulent Boutonniere 147

Bouquet 153

Part 5 Succulent Varieties 158

Adromiscbus cristatus 160

Adromischus maculatus 161

Aeonium 'Kiwi' 162

Aeonium 'Sunburst' 163

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' 164

Aloe 'Black Beauty' 165

Aloe brevifolia 166

Aloe 'Christmas Carol' 167

Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific' 168

Aloe 'Doran Black' 169

Aloe baworthioides 170

Aloe juvenrta 171

Aloe nobilis 172

Aloe 'Twilight Zone' 173

Aloe vera 174

Anacampseros rufescens 175

Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata 176

Cepbalocereus senilis 177

Cereus bildmannianus Uruguayanus 178

Ceropegia woodii variegata 179

Cotyledon tomentosa ladismithensis 180

Crassula arborescens 181

Crassula arborescens undulatifolia 182

Crassula capitella 183

Crassula falcata 184

Crassula marginalis rubra variegata 185

Crassula marnieriana 186

Crassula muscosa 187

Crassula ovata 188

Crassula ovata 'Gollum' 189

Crassula perforata 190

Crassula rupestris 191

Crassula 'Springtime' 192

Crassula 'Tom Thumb' 193

Disocactus flagelliformis 194

Echeveria agavoides 195

Echeveria 'Perle von Numberg' 196

Echeveria 'Black Prince' 197

Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' 198

Echeveria elegaus 199

Echeveria barmsii 200

Echeveria imbrkata 201

Echeveria 'Lola' 202

Echeveria purpusorum 203

Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' 204

Euphorbia cereiformis 205

Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake' 206

Euphorbia tirucalli 207

Faucaria tigriua 208

Fenestraria aurantiaca 209

Gasteraloe 'Little Warty' 210

Gasteraloe 'Green Ice' 211

Graptosedum 'California Sunset' 212

Graptoveria 'Candle Blue' 213

Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' 214

Graptoveria 'Silver Star' 215

Gymnocalyeium mihanovichii 216

Haworthia coarctata 217

Haworthia concolor 218

Haworthia fasciata 219

Haworthia reinwardtii 220

Haworthia retusa 221

Kalanchoe daigremontiana 222

Kalanchoe luciae 223

Kalanchoe humilis 224

Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea 225

Kalanchoe marnieriana 226

Kalanchoe pumila 227

Kalanchoe tomentosa 228

Lithops 229

Mammillaria elongata 230

Mammillaria gracilis fragilis 231

Mammillaria plumasa 232

Mammillaria rhodantha 233

Opunita microdasys albata 234

Oreocereus celsianus 235

Pachyveria glauca 'Little Jewel' 236

Peperomia gravcolens 237

Pleiospilos nelii 238

Portulacaria afra 239

Rhipsalis cereuscula 240

Rhipsalis ewaldiana 241

Sansevieria trifasciata 242

Scblumbergera truncata 243

Sedum adolphii 244

Sedum clavatum 245

Sedum morganianum 246

Sedum nussbaumerianum 'Orange Delight' 247

Sedum pachyphyllum 248

Sedum praealtum 249

Sedum rubrotinctum 250

Sedum rupestre 251

Sempervivum arachnoideum 252

Sempervivum 'Pacific Devil's Food' 253

Senecio baworthii 254

Senecio barbertanicus 255

Senecio mandraliscae 256

Senecio radicans 257

Senecio roideyanus 258

Senecio vitalis 259

Appendix A Index By Color 260

Appendix B Index By Height 264

Appendix C Glossary 268

Appendix D Resources 272

Index 276

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Idiot's Guides: Succulents 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the super clear pictures and the sidebar that clearly outlines the conditions that things will grow. Sometimes there is so, SO much information at once that it is not helpful. This book breaks it down clearly. LOVE IT!