Other Books in Series
This is book number 10 in the Kew Experts series.
- #1: The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants: An A-Z of Healing Plants and Home Remedies (Kew Experts) (Hardcover): $22.99
- #8: The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Roses: The Art and Science to Grow with Confidence (Kew Experts #8) (Hardcover): $16.00
- #9: The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Trees: The Art and Science to grow with confidence (Kew Experts) (Hardcover):
This inspirational book from Kew Gardens' cacti and succulents expert is the perfect guide to growing and maintaining a wide variety of these fascinating plants.
Indoors or outside, in the smallest spaces or as features in large gardens, succulents and cacti are popular in homes and gardens all across the world, regardless of climate. They’re resilient, beautiful and easy to care for as long as you’re armed with the right knowledge.
Packed with information and inspiration, and with the guiding authority and expertise of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this book teaches you everything you need to know about 50 speciments of succulents and cacti, from ideal humidity, light and temperature, to maintenance instructions so that your plants can thrive.
This book also contains 12 easy-to-follow projects for you to carry out at home, so you can grow a vibrant array of succulents and cacti for your home, whether you are a complete beginner or a keen enthusiast.
Combining beautiful botanical illustrations and practical advice, The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Cacti and Succulents is the definitive introduction to growing these wonderful plants.
This book is from the Kew Experts series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from Royal Botanic Kew Gardens offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics. Other titles include: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Herbs, Guide to Growing Roses, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing Vegetables and Guide to Growing House Plants.
About the Author
KEW ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS has built a global resource for medicinal plant names that enables health professionals and researchers to access information about plants and plant products relevant to pharmacological research, health regulation, traditional medicine and functional foods.
PAUL REES is the Tropical Nursery Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is responsible for the care and conservation of many rare and endangered plants, including the succulent and cacti collection. Born in South Africa, he trained in horticulture and landscape design at the Tshwane University of Technology and furthered his training at Kew, where he has worked with the cacti and succulent collection since 2009. Awarded the William Aiton Medal for exceptional service at Kew, he is also a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society Conservation Committee. He is passionate about encouraging a love of plants and about sharing his professional knowledge to help plant collections to thrive.