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Happy cactus : cacti, succulents, and more
2018
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DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
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This winsome beginner's guide to caring for cacti and succulents packs a lot of information into creatively designed, colorful pages. Most of the book is taken up by profiles of 105 cacti and succulents, and each profile includes information about watering, feeding, and propagating, as well as a fun section highlighting related species called "Meet the Relatives," allowing readers to connect the dots between, for instance, old lady cactus (named for its white hairlike spines) and its "pincushion" cacti cousins. The pictures are helpfully illustrative, and a guide to scale offers essential perspective for those looking to invest in a new plant. The book's chipper tone perfectly matches its friendly visual design, with plants pictured at the center of the page accompanied by informative speech bubbles. Experienced cacti growers will know this basic stuff, but those newly interested in cacti and succulents will be well served by this book. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
In-depth profiles, care tips, and display inspiration for more than 50 popular cactus and succulent varieties. <br> <br> Your cactus might be surviving, but is it happy? There's so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Get right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 50 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. Find inspiration for creating a showstopping cactus display.<br> <br> Whether you're seeking a stylish houseplant for your apartment but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or you're 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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