CACTUS CULTURE

FOR AMATEURS:

BEING

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VARIOUS CACTUSES
GROWN IN THIS COUNTRY.

with

FULL AND PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR
THEIR SUCCESSFUL CULTIVATION

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By W. WATSON,

Assistant Curator of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Cactus family is not popular among English horticulturists in these days, scarcely half a dozen species out of about a thousand known being considered good enough to be included among favourite garden plants. Probably five hundred kinds have been, or are, in cultivation in the gardens of the few specialists who take an interest in Cactuses; but these are practically unknown in English horticulture. It is not, however, very many years ago that there was something like a Cactus mania, when rich amateurs vied with each other in procuring and growing large collections of the rarest and newest kinds..................................

 

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