Happy Cactus

Happy Cactus : Choose It, Love It, Let It Thrive

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Have you just joined the cactus craze? Do you want to know how to make your little bundle of spikes thrive, flower and breed? This quirky pocket-sized book is your essential guide to pleasing your prickly pet.

Your cactus may be surviving, but is it happy? There's so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Happy Cactus gets right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 105 popular varieties - from the cute, flowering pincushion cactus to the wacky prickly pear, discover what makes your plant unique and how it might behave when treated with a little bit of love. Find out where to put it, when to water it, what to feed it, what to look out for and how to encourage its distinctive traits, from flower stalks to fast growth. Flick through inspirational features to help you create a show-stopping cactus display.

Whether you're a young urbanite seeking a stylish houseplant for your flat but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or a green-fingered cactus enthusiast determined to get your precious plant to grow and flower this year, Happy Cactus is here to answer all your questions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 156 x 199 x 20mm | 448g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241341094
  • 9780241341094
  • 108,051

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a handy little guide to prickly conundrums and packed with plant profiles and cute photographs S Magazine (Sunday Express)
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a handy little guide to prickly conundrums and packed with plant profiles and cute photographs * S Magazine (Sunday Express) *
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About John Pilbeam

John Pilbeam is a highly respected expert on cacti and succulents who has been growing, collecting, studying, and writing about these plants for several decades. John has published more than 20 books - and innumerable articles for specialist journals - on many different genera, and runs his own nursery near his home in Kent.
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54 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
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4 54% (29)
3 28% (15)
2 2% (1)
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