Many thanks to Michael Kießling for his authorization to make this version of his book.
under copyright (with authorization)
Most people consider Opuntia to be weeds. Michael shows that the “dwarf opuntia” are in fact flowering jewels. In his book, issued in 2000, he presents their somptuous flowers in more than 230 magnificient colour pictures. The book is in German and English and besides the plant descriptions it contains very useful culture advice. It is intended for the beginner first, and then for the sepcialist, just because Michael prefers plants to nomenclature.
right: Opuntia (Pterocactus) hickenii
NB: the book is still available from Ühlig-Kakteen