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Here’s a curated selection of succulent and cacti-related reading material to excite, elucidate, and educate. If you’re looking for pretty covers to decorate a coffee table or encyclopedic directories of species, you’ll find it here.

Common Succulent Pests And How to Deal With Them

Our very own Sublime Succulents original eBook! Everything you need to know about the most likely infestations on your succulents and cacti.

Essential Succulents: The Beginner’s Guide

Essential Succulents is the go-to guide to learning which succulents are best for beginners, along with an introductory understanding of how to care for and creatively design with them.

The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti

I just LOVE the presentation in this book. Species guides like this one are a secret obsession of mine; I like using them as coffee table ornaments.

Creative Haven Stunning Succulents Coloring Book

I didn’t expect adult coloring books to come into the vogue, but I’m glad they did. It’s a great winter activity to keep me from fussing over dormant plants.

Designing with Succulents

This book is a piece of classic horticultural literature that set the stage for modern succulent designers. Learn directly from the preeminent Debra Lee Baldwin.

The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents

Remember Scholastic book orders? Me too, and so did the designer of this book cover, apparently. Regardless, this is a surprisingly engaging and informative read!

Succulents (Idiot’s Guides)

Cassidy Tuttle is an icon in the succulent world, so it was no surprise when she partnered with Idiot’s Guides to make this impressively comprehensive page turner.

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World

With more than 2000 plants listed, this book is the largest single repository I’ve had the pleasure of reading. This is where you get pictures of plants in their native habitats.