Succulents for Beginners (9780804854603)

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Tuttle Publishing
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over 200 color photos and illustrations
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7 1/2 X 10

Succulents for Beginners is the perfect introduction to this friendly and forgiving plant family. Misa Matsuyama—the bestselling author of The Gardener's Guide to Succulents—shows you how to plant and maintain the most popular varieties of succulents and cacti with reassuring advice and minimum fuss.

This book has over 200 clear, color photos and illustrations and is absolutely packed full of all the basic information you need to keep succulents thriving, including:
  • A detailed month-by-month growing guide explaining all the planting and maintenance steps—everything from propagating and basic watering to repotting and group planting
  • A clear overview of the basic seasonal types and most popular succulent families and their particular characteristics
  • Which plants, tools, soils, and containers to use for the best results
  • Answers to frequently asked questions, giving clear, concise solutions to the most common issues encountered by beginners
  • A special section on how to create a healthy environment for your plants so you can enjoy them for many years to come
  • Inspiring and creative ways to display your succulents in different rooms and locations—indoors or outdoors

The month-by-month format and simple, yet thorough, instructions will have you referring to this handy resource again and again. Gorgeous photos and helpful tips invite you to bring more and more of these plants into your life.

About the Author:
Misa Matsuyama is a horticulturist specializing in succulents, as well as a teacher and author of books on raising and displaying them. She is the creative director of sol x sol, a Japanese company selling succulent plants, pots and tools and offering inspiration to home gardeners. She is the author of Tuttle's bestselling The Gardener's Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti. You can find her work at