Los Angeles
Cactus and Succulent Society
Meeting in the San Fernando Valley.
Welcome to the website of the 
Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society. 

Our more than  200 members come from throughout the southland and share a passion for cacti and succulents. Throughout the history of LACSS, many of the most prominent researchers, authors, and collectors of the succulent world have been leaders and members of our society. 

Doors open at 6:15 for our monthly meetings including the Social Hour, Ask an Expert, and much more. The business meeting starts promptly at 7:00. Attendance is FREE and open to the public.   We hope to see you at a meeting soon!
Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society (LACSS) cultivates the study and enjoyment of cacti and succulent plants through educational programs and activities that promote the hobby within a community of fellow enthusiasts and among the greater public.

 ​LACSS Meetings are the first Thursday of the Month 

  February 2023 Meeting will be 
Thursday February 2, 2023
18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda, CA
Just east of Reseda Blvd, on north side of street

Goodbye Zoom
This meeting will be in person only!

​Doors open at 6:15pm
check your Cactus Chronicle newsletter for more details 
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February meeting events

Sick plant diagnosis & advice

Plant of the Month Competition

speaker program will be

All About Dyckias by John Martinez

Members Info
Needs password

Special Events, By-Laws, etc
Plant of the Month

Plants of the Month 
February 2023

Cactus - Coryphantha, Neolloydia, Neobessya

Succulent - Sarcocaulon
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Plant of the Month Lists
Past,   Present,   Future

Special Page 
Gardens Worth Visiting
(under construction)

Cactus Chronicle & Plant of the Month Archive
with links to 
past Chronicle issues and POM Library
Current and complete list of all books in our library!
CLICK HERE for library list.

Library items are available to all members in good standing at the meetings.

While the world endures the Covid-19 pandemic,
take care of yourselves, take care of your plants,
 and remember that spending time in your garden can provide some much needed tranquility.
For link to fun & informative CSSA presentations from 2015 & 2017 conventions
click on Members Info link 
John is retired from the Los Angeles Fire Department after thirty five years of service. He is a member of the Los Angeles CSS, San Gabriel Valley CSS, San Fernando Bromeliad Society and volunteer at the Huntington Botanical Garden. He has a deep fondness of nature and has been growing cactus and succulents most of his adult life. Over the past few years he has been very fortunate to share growing grounds with three very experienced growers of cactus, succulents and other exotics. Aside from maintaining his plant collection, his time is divided between gardening, golf, photography, occasional fly fishing, and grandchildren. As a native of Southern California, he attended California State University Northridge where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. 
In my yard

Euphorbia millii grown from a neighbor's cutting.
Flowers about 2" across.