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Tropica: Color Cyclopedia of Exotic Plants and Trees for Warm-Region Horticulture in Cool Climate the Summer Garden or Sheltered Indoors Hardcover – Oct 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Roehrs Co; New title edition (October 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0911266267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0911266269
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 6.4 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,819,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With their immense number of high-quality color photographs (Hortica has 8100; Tropica, 7000), these are the best sources for identifying and choosing tropical and indoor (Tropica) as well as garden plants (Hortica). Plant descriptions are very limited, but that's not the focus.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By The Mad Tatter TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Sept. 6 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is very expensive, but if you are serious about plants this is a must have reference book. It covers an amazing array of tropical plants and is very thorough. It is more along the line of a text or reference book for those who study plants but will also provide many hours of enjoyment and a wealth of knowledge for the novice plant lover.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
The best color photograph plant reference in the world. Nov. 29 1998
By jwatkins@peganet.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Over 7,000 (895 pages) color photographs. This will be a frequent photographic reference for any gardener, horticulturist or just plain plant lover. Some text about care and propagation of tropical plants. The author apparently is/was employed by the large international horticultural firm of Roehrs Company (New Jersey, USA, and Germany) and extensively traveled the world at its expense. Roehrs is also the book publisher. Many exotic plant photographs from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Contains scientific and common names and plant descriptions.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Tropica Color Cyclopedia of Exotic Plants and Trees Dec 12 2005
By Marianne Visco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I own the 5th edition. I glanced through a few pages (after having spent hours on the Internet researching tropical plants for my personal tropical garden) and had to buy it right then and there! I did not want to chance not being able to find it again. It's the best! I can't foresee ever having to wonder what any other tropical plant looks like! I've found plants in this book that I could not identify on the web or through local nurseries. I was not able to put this book down for hours after it's purchase and continue to use it almost daily. Totally worth the $185 price! If I'd lost it on the way home from having just purchased it, I'd be right back trying to buy another!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Another "reference bible" for gardeners in the Tropics April 3 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Generally, I am sceptical about large reference books authored by a single person but, is there a viable alternative to using this tome? If, like me , you have discovered the parallel universe of tropical plants and can barely contain your enthusiasm and appetite for more information, then maybe this book will satiate those cravings for a good length of time. This is definitely one of THE great reference guides for lazy (i.e. not so academic) garden designers!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
TROPICA April 25 2003
By JOHN VALENTI - Published on Amazon.com
This book is the ultimate,before software,computers and Wal-Mart salespersons... .a book of this magnitude was and is still the Bible of horticulture.Alfred Graf,travels the world to bring the reader an astounding volume of plants both rare and usual,not only color photos but origins as well,which happens to be the best indicator of how a plant will thrive.I've owned this book for over twenty years,even replacing it after it was stolen.What else can I say...oh yeah,...Chrisalidocarpus Lutescens.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Tropica no Nonsense! March 12 2002
By Angel M. Morales - Published on Amazon.com
I recently got the chance to look over a copy of this book , and although I didn't get a chance to read it extensively nor in depth, I got the feeling that this was and is, one book , that no plant loving individuals library, should be with out. It is with out a doubt , a must have if you can get your hands on a copy.


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