A Wisley Gardening Companion. This Wisley gardening companion combines "Cacti", "Succulents" and "Air Plants and other Bromeliads" in a single volume. It includes a wide variety of colour photographs of rare and exotic cacti, with guidelines for cultivation and propagation. This information complements the text of succulents, which is also practical and will enable the beginner to grow these plants successfully. There is a detailed approach to the bromeliads, the pineapple family of plants, the characteristic of which is that they grow without roots in the soil and take nourishment from rain and the accumulation of plant and other organic remains. Bromeliads number 2000 species in more than 20 genera. Information is presented in a concise and logical manner. It includes: a fully descriptive plant list; instructions for propagation by seed, cuttings and offsets; lists of suppliers and societies; and a full index.