With editor's notes (in italics) that incorporate recent taxonomy changes etc.
First published in the: Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.),Vol. 67 (1995), pp 195-247. as:
Mastering the Art of Growing Mesembs
.Only the text reproduced here with the kind permission of Steven Hammer.
Steven Hammer is not only
master in the delicate art of cultivating the mesembryanthema, he is also a master withwords. This article will vastly enhance the ability of growers to successfully maintain this amazing group of plants. Yet it does far more than that; it is helping to bridge cultures right around this beleaguered planet of ours. I especially wish toacknowledge the hard work of Lindsey Deaves in scanning and proof reading the original article. D. J. (Didge) Rowe,http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MESEMBS/