Recommended Cactus Books

Grow cacti with these cactus books!Here’s a work-in-progress list of useful, informative and fascinating cactus books, covering cultivation, ethnobotany, morphology, chemistry, history and more.

We hope you’ll find something here of interest to you here, and welcome your suggestions of books that we’ve not yet added. Let’s see if we can make this a comprehensive reference resource on the subject!

 

Lophophora Cactus Books

Edward F. Anderson – ‘Peyote: The Divine Cactus’
Keeper Trout & Friends – ‘Trout’s Notes on San Pedro & Related Trichocereus Species’
Stacy B. Schaefer & Peter T. Furst – ‘People of the Peyote – Huichol Indian History, Religion & Survival’

Trichocereus Cactus Books

Keeper Trout & Friends – ‘Trout’s Notes on San Pedro & Related Trichocereus Species’
Patrick Noll – ‘Trichocereus Volume 1: The San Pedro Group’
Patrick Noll – ‘Trichocereus Volume 2: San Pedro Hybrids’
Ross Heaven – ‘Cactus of Mystery: The Shamanic Powers of the Peruvian San Pedro Cactus’
Ross Heaven – ‘The Hummingbird’s Journey to God: Perspectives on San Pedro – the Cactus of Vision’
Ross Heaven – ‘Shamanic Plant Medicine – San Pedro: The Gateway to Wisdom’

Various Cactus Books

Edward F. Anderson – ‘The Cactus Family’
James D. Mauseth, Roberto Kiesling & Carlos Ostolaza – ‘A Cactus Odyssey: Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru & Argentina’
Keeper Trout & Friends – ‘Trout’s Notes on The Cactus Alkaloids’
Keeper Trout & Friends – ‘Trout’s Notes on Cactus Chemistry By Species’
Keeper Trout & Friends – ‘Trout’s Notes on the Propagation & Cultivation of Cacti’
Keeper Trout & Friends – ‘Trout’s Notes on Sacred Cacti’
Keeper Trout & Friends – ‘Trout’s Notes on Some Other Succulents’


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