The Succulents ebook is a fantastic guide to growing and getting the best out of your Succulent plants. This 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. Succulents are really popular and some species can be arranged in pots or small gardens, which make them ideal for people who may not have much space. Contrastingly, some succulents can grow quite large and be used as stunning landscaping features and can be the stand-out in a simple landscape design.
This ebook is ideal for professional and home gardeners alike who would like to use these unique plants to add character to their gardens.
Broadly speaking, succulents grow better under poorer conditions, and require less maintenance than most other types of plants. This doesn’t mean that they can be completely ignored, but it can mean:
- They may require less watering, pruning or weeding.
- They propagate faster, and easier.
- They can grow in poorer soils, with less need for fertilizer.
- They may survive extreme weather events better (e.g. drought, a heat wave, or storm).
- Most have relatively fewer pest or disease problems than woody plants.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 CLASSIFICATION & CULTURE
The succulent families
Families that include succulents
CHAPTER 2 GROWING SUCCULENTS
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 exposed places
In rock gardens
For soil conservation
Around swimming pools
For green walls and roofs
Growing succulents in wet climates
CHAPTER 4 SUCCULENT PLANT DIRECTORY
Aeonium syn. Megalonium