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Good book for identifying succulents/cactus?

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 2:40 pm
by Brittany
Have any of you found a particularly good book for identifying succulents/cactus? If it gave species specific growing tips all the better.

Re: Good book for identifying succulents/cactus?

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 2:42 pm
by Armen
Succulents and cacti are simply too numerous to be covered responsibly in any one book. I would suggest you consider smaller subcategories, then research the available authoritative resource books on line.

The randomness of what you might stumble upon in thrift stores and flea markets, etc., is a good way to accumulate a large number of books, but not a good way to get the the best available books on a given subject.

Some of the best references are quite expensive, but many are very affordable. Just check their availability on several common online book sites (don't forget eBay). You can find very good books in the recent editions for $0.01 plus $3.99 shipping.

Re: Good book for identifying succulents/cactus?

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 2:43 pm
by Danielle
ACU probably has at least a few of the more popular C&S books in their library.

There's also a Fort Worth C&S Society. I realize that is 2 hours from you, but meetings are only once a month for most C&S chapters. We have people at our San Diego meeting who drive more than two hours to come to our meeting. I say this because most C&S chapters, especially the bigger ones, maintain book libraries and allow members to check out books for a month at a time, from one meeting to the next.

Also check the Abilene public library.

Libraries in the age of Google searches are still a great resource.