CactusWorld 2020/2


The Society journal appears quarterly and is a richly illustrated, topical and informative journal which is highly respected worldwide. Currently issued in B5 format with beautifully illustrated, laminated covers, the journal runs to approximately 70 pages, though occasionally longer editions are produced as well as Special Issues. Older issues may differ.




  • Editor’s comments by Al Laius
  • Care of winter-growing succulents by Terry Smale
  • High mountain rebutias by Peter Cupial-Jones
  • A day in the park: a first visit to the Sperrgebiet in southern Namibia by Andrew J Young and Chris Rodgerson
  • Escobaria cubensis and Melocactus holguinensis, botanical jewels of the Cuban natural heritage (part 1) by Alena Reyes-Fornet, Dariel Lopez Hernández, Adrián González-Guillén & Elena Balbina Fornet Hernández
  • Some newer Echeveria hybrids by Leo Gonzalez
  • Zlatko’s favourites (1) by Zlatko Janeba
  • Gymnocactus knuthianus – a Mexican gem in habitat by Ian Woolnough
  • In my greenhouse by Alice Vanden Bon
  • Socotran succulents by Al Laius
  • Atacama’s buried treasures by Roger Ferryman
  • An interesting plant by Ian Thwaites
  • Aloidendron barberae: the largest tree aloe by Colin C Walker
  • How I grow Adromischus hybrids by Emile Sinclair
  • Presidential potted plants by Colin C Walker
  • CactusTalk
  • Literature review

Front cover: Matucana ‘Festival’.  This is a particularly beautiful hybrid produced by Southfield Nurseries in the UK (  The South American genus Matucana richly deserves more attention and interest from both cactus enthusiasts and growers of house plants alike.  This photo was created using the technique of image stacking with Helicon Focus (, which combines several photos (20 in this case, each at a different focus) to produce a sharper overall picture.  (Photo: Jonathan Clark)

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