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Contents 2020 issues


Azorella compacta – a plant from another dimension

Stefan Burger

Amazing plants which could be thousands of years old

Huernia pillansii

Mike Cullen

An interesting and unusual Huernia

A warming climate and us

Alan Tuppen

The first of three articles on the effects of climate change

The Atacama

Roger Ferryman

Climate change as it affects the driest desert in the world

Risks to dwarf succulents from climate change

Andrew J. Young

The Succulent Karoo an important area of biodiversity

What's in a name

Jörg Ettelt

Naming cacti, including Astrophytum and Ariocarpus

Haworthia splendens

Alan Rollason

A Haworthia which lives up to its name

More interesting euphorbias

Bob Potter

Visiting Ethiopia to find two more interesting euphorbias

Cactus flowers – do they make scents

Jenny Nunn

Cacti have spectacular flowers, but are they scented?

Black aeoniums

Elizabeth Maddock

Some of the attractive 'Zwartkop' hybrids

A trip to Chile – Part 2

Al Laius

With more stunning photographs

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Chamaecereus luisramirezii

Ray Stephenson

A comparatively new discovery for a reinstated genus

Growing cacti for 50 years

Jörg Ettelt

A celebration of cacti and succulents

Uncarina roeoesliana

Colin C Walker

First time of flowering

Big Bend

Jenny Nunn

A visit to this remote national park

Echeveria rosea

Paul Spracklin

An attractive and extremely hardy Echeveria

Some medium-sized aloes

Mike Cullen

More attractive aloes which are well worth growing

Getting a drink from a cactus

Sue Hakala

This is impossible

Some of my astrophytums

Bill Darbon

Some beautiful plants from this popular genus

Succulents on the windowsill

Alan Tuppen

Some unusual candidates for windowsill culture

Mammillaria theresae

Tony Roberts

A beautiful, but challenging, species of Mammillaria

Making a plant support

Paul Young

A lightweight but secure support for trailing or climbing plants

Dudleya – a new love

Simon Snowden

An introduction to this interesting genus

Growing in cold frames

Peter Berresford

Using cold frames for cacti especially cold-hardy Echinocereus

A trip to Chile – Part 1

Al Laius

With some fabulous photographs

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Looking at Lewisia

Paul Klaassen

Attractive garden plants which are classed as succulent

Madagascar's spiny alluaudias

Colin C. Walker

Introducing these interesting and unusual plants


Graham Evans

Searching for an elusive cactus species

A succulent plant in a coat of arms

Len Newton

The only succulent plant featured in British heraldry

Mammillaria surculosa

John Hughes

An attractive Mammillaria from the Dolicothele subgroup

Crassula streyi

Carlos Zeferino

A woodland gem with deep green and red leaves

Tulista pumila

Alan Rollason

A large-growing and handsome Tulista (previously Haworthia)

Two Florida Harrisias

Photos by Daniel Green

A photographic introduction to two little-known species

Aeoniums – growing them and knowing them

Elizabeth Maddock

Cultivating these popular plants in the UK

When things go wrong

Alan Tuppen

Some things to look out for, and some useful tips, for the greenhouse

Mammillaria formosa and friends

Chris Davies

Or why you can never have too many Mammillaria formosa

The hidden gardens of Eze

Rick Gillman

A little-known gem on the Côte d'Azur in France

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Jasminocereus – still a rare cactus?

Gordon Rowley

Article reprinted from Xerophytica No. 2 10-11 [2001] with permission of the Trustees of the Rowley Library

A succulent plant of the year at RHS Chelsea

Ray Stephenson

The true story behind the RHS plant of the year 2019

An introduction to Lachenalia

Alice Vanden Bon

South African bulbs which will add colour and interest in the greenhouse in winter

Sempervivum and Jovibarba

David Sheppard

An introduction to these attractive and fully-hardy succulents

A sensitive matter

Chris Coombes

How plants respond to touch

Growing Bulbine

Brian McDonough

A little-known genus of succulent plants

Who knew Conophytums grow on walls

Chris Rodgerson

Looking for conophytums in inaccessible places in South Africa (Part 3)

Opuntias in the USA

Adapted from The Opuntia Web with permission

Some of these unique cacti with unusual shapes and beautiful flowers

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