The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall

CSSA VOL.78, November-December 2006 No.6
Hanging basketsDominique Bayne
Mexican Cliff-dwellers In search of Graptopetalum, Pachyphytum and CremnophilaJulia Etter & Martin Kristen
Epiphytic cacti for hanging basketsDr RW Kohlschreiber
Cultivation of South African and Namibian cliff-dwelling succulents with pendent growth formsErnst van Jaarsveld
Hanging tillandsiasDuke Benadom
The pendent cacti of BrazilPierre J Braun and Andreas Hofacker
Crassulaceae in hanging potsRay Stevenson
Home Grown Cactus tips from a master grower—pendent succulentsElton Roberts
Othonna triplinervia a neglected cliff dwelling beautyErnst van Jaarsveld
Book Review: The New Cactus LexiconGordon Rowley & Myron Kimnach
Succulents on Stamps Epiphytic and pendent succulentsPeg Spaete

On the cover. On the cover: If Nebuchadnezzar had adorned his hanging gardens with succulents, think how much he would have saved on the royal water bill—not to mention the ease and freedom drought-tolerant plants would have given his staff. Today we can take advantage of a wonderful array of succulent aerialists. These pages are dedicated to them and to the people who study and grow cliff-dwellers, epiphytes and non-obligate crawlers. When nicely suspended, vegetable curtains can make a spectacular show. Imagine our cover, Aporophyllum 'Moolight' (photo by Lois Burks of Benton, Arkansas), multiplied by twenty! We have asked explorers of Mexico, Brazil and South Africa—and some of the best growers in the US and abroad—to show us the whys and hows of succulents on high. And we've barely scratched the surface. Consider this an invitation to explore some new ways to understand, grow and enjoy your plants.

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