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Growing and collecting cactuses in Japan

Compiled on the basis of the materials published in the magazine
of the American cactus society in 1968.
Translated into Russian by E.L.Shesterneva, Moscow, 1969

photo 1. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii v friedrichii cv "HIBOTAN NISHIKI"

While it could be said that human beings have adored and used ornamental plants for decorations since human origins, the Japanese have developed and heightened the cultivation of such plants into a real form of art. In Japan affection for plants and flowers is traditional for the people of this country and dates back to ancient times. Many centuries of experience and modern technologies in plant-growing allow the growers in Japan to achieve tremendous success in cultivation of ornamental plants, and this is also true when we speak of cacti and succulents, especially of colored and variegated C&S...

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