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Tiny striking succulents from around the world

by Timber Press on April 18, 2012

in Gardening, Natural History

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World by Fred Dortort contains images of some very interesting succulents, and today I’d like to show you some of my favorites. These little plants are found throughout the world, and come in a variety of shapes and colors. The tiny striking succulents found below are only a small sample of the amazing specimens Fred profiles in this new book.

A comprehensive guide to more than 2000 succulents, this groundbreaking book begins with an overview of where succulents are found and how they live, along with information on growing and caring for them. The remaining chapters consist of comprehensive, richly illustrated descriptions of the plants, including both familiar species as well as less common, more exotic plants. Each entry includes information on the plant’s native habitat, its cultivation requirements, and its horticultural potential.

Frithia pulchra, similar to Fenestraria but unrelated. Origin: South Africa

Echeveria gibbiflora, a very purple form growing in an Oaxaca garden. Origin: Mexico

Orbeanthus hardyi, easy to flower and to root. Origin: South Africa

Equally distichous, Boophane haemanthoides, from the South African west, grows in winter. Origin: South Africa

Argyroderma pearsonii flowering in a Berkeley, California succulent garden. Origin: South Africa

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Candy Suter April 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Great post and super book! So much information and great photos!

2 Dale Engstrom April 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Wow, and I have just the place for these little wonders. I’ll bet they aren’t easy to find?

3 Michael Winesburgh April 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

This has a really beautiful color.


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