Idiots Guides: Succulents

I’m so excited about my new book, Idiots Guides: Succulents! I featured it on my gift guide, but I want to tell you more about it. This is a really great resource for people just starting out with succulents and might even provide some insight for succulent addicts who’ve been growing succulents for a while.

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The Idiots Guides Succulent book has so much information about growing succulents! It's a great overall guide for a new succulent addict!

The book is divided into four main sections: care, selecting and arranging succulents, projects, and plant information. You can buy the book on Amazon (here is a link to purchase: or at Barnes and Noble in the US. The care section covers everything you need to know to get started: watering, soil, sun, potting, propagating, etc.

Selecting and arranging succulents is one of my favorite sections. I had help from some really talented succulent designers, including Katie Christensen, Cindy Davison of The Succulent Perch, Desiree Castro of Redeeming Eden, Mimi Hong of I Dream of Succulents, as well as Michael and Danielle Romero. I also had help from Adam Kopras of Santa Barbara Succulent Art, Erin Nielson of Floral Design by Erin, and Waterwise Botanicals. There are a lot of great arrangements and a great guide to help you in your next adventure with potting succulents.

Once you’ve created your beautiful succulent arrangements, there’a also a few pages to inspire you in decorating with succulents in your home.

There are so many great ideas and tips in the Idiots Guide Succulents Book! I love the section on displaying succulents

You’ll find a variety of project tutorials in the Idiot’s Guide as well. The projects start off simple and work their way to being a little more complicated, but absolutely doable!

The final section is one of the most helpful, and something I’ve had many of you request. It is a list of 100 easy to care for and easy to find succulents. There is a photo of each succulent and information about what zone it can grow in, how much light it needs and a few other details about the plant. Then, in the appendix, there is a chart of these 100 succulents arranged by color and then arranged by height to help you in your design choices.

I love this section in the Idiots Guides Succulent book that highlights 100 easy to care for succulents!

I think you’ll find the Idiot’s Guides: Succulents to be a great resource and reference guide. If you’ve purchased the book already, please leave a review on Amazon or leave a comment here and let me know what you think!

12 Responses to Idiots Guides: Succulents

  1. I just ordered your book on amazon, but it’s currently out of stock. I hope it gets here before Christmas! I’m sure my daughter (18) will love it! She’s lost a couple of her succulents recently and has vowed to stop naming them, because it’s worse when they die… I’m sure she’ll find this book very useful!

  2. I recieved the Idiot’s Guide Succulents today. I was impressed with the quality of work you put into this book.
    Thank you.
    Larry Emery

  3. Hi Cassidy. I am Eva Ng from Malaysia. Your book were awesome & it really helps me to learn more about succulents as I am beginner. Really love it so much!

  4. I feel that your publication is one of best sources of information for the would-be gardener and the gardener who is considered to have a “green thumb”. The book covers all bases of growing wonderful succulents. Your guide of a hundred easy to grow plants is priceless. My comments come from a former head gardener and writer. Keep up the wonderful work.

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Wondering who I am?

Let me introduce myself... My name is Cassidy Tuttle and I’m a professional photographer turned succulent addict. These are my two sweet children and wonderful husband in the photo with me!

My adventure with succulents started with three small plants on the window sill of my basement apartment. Within a year I had propagated them and purchased more, totaling over 100 plants!

It’s been a fun adventure since then as I’ve drowned, burned, frozen, and starved my collection of succulents. This site is where I teach you how to avoid all those mistakes I made or help you recover from them.

While I’ve killed plenty of succulents in the last few years, I’ve also kept hundreds alive and thriving, and I know you can do the same!

Did I mention I wrote the book on succulents?

It’s true! I’m the author of Idiot’s Guides: Succulents which is designed to help those of us who love succulents (but are limited to growing on our window sills and porches) keep our succulents looking great.

You can purchase my book through my Amazon affiliate link here or pick it up at your local Barnes and Noble.

If printed books aren’t your thing, I’ve also written several ebooks about succulents on various topics including indoor growing, watering and propagating. You can check those out on this page.

My goal is to help you not just keep your succulents alive, but help them thrive no matter where you live.

Whew! That’s a lot of stuff!

I’m impressed you’ve made it this far down. You should probably be rewarded for that…

How about some bite sized succulent tips delivered daily to your inbox?

I’m sure you’ll love my 30 Days of Quick Succulent Tips email series. Each day I’ll send you a 2-3 sentence tip about growing succulents along with a photo and link to learn more.

Sound good?


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