I live in a mediterranean climate. My zone is 11. Currently, I grow succulents which I can keep outside year-round. I'm interested in professional books about what I'm growing:

Group 1: Haworthia, Gasteria, Aloe, Sansevieria

Group 2: Echeveria, Pachyphytum, sedum, Crassula, Kalanchoe

My question -- What professional books about propagation you know are good for advanced readers?

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    Not entirely sure what you mean by 'professional' books about your plants - virtually any good gardening book on succulents with a section on propagation should be useful, but by 'professional', do you mean on a scale large enough to start your own business selling the plants, in other words, a trade or commercial operation?
    – Bamboo
    Commented Dec 30, 2018 at 0:27
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    In any field, not just horticulture, no commercial organization (if that's what you really mean by "professional") is going to help to produce a book that teaches its competitors how to be more competitive. You might find some research papers sponsored by government organizations, etc - some succulents are have economic value apart from being nice looking house and garden plants.
    – alephzero
    Commented Dec 30, 2018 at 12:45
  • @bamboo Yes, about that quality of work, though I intend to use it to improve my techniques rather than attempting to beat competitors that use tissue culture. As an example, "bonsai succulents" by Philippe De-Vosjoli & Rudy Lime is a high-quality book and I am looking for something of that level but for the plants I grow. Commented Dec 30, 2018 at 13:50
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    – Niall C.
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 2:16

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Yes, a book might be useful, but here's a workaround: why not just do a Web search for each of the plants on your list?

You can start here - I've found this person to be very knowledgeable about plants.


And here's a nice guide with pictures if you're interested in propagating Sansevieria from cuttings.


I did my searches with DuckDuckGo, but feel free to also use Google or one of the other search engines.

Bottom line is, there's a huge amount of information out there for free. Look for a few different articles for each plant. And if different articles give conflicting advice regarding a specific issue, you can always ask the friendly folks at StackExchange what they think.

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