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Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society
 Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society
Meeting in the San Fernando Valley.
Come and Visit (when our meetings resume)

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 7:20. Attendance is FREE and open to the public. Each new visitor receives a free plant!  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 first Thursday of the Month 

  July Meeting will be held on-line via zoom

Thursday July 2 at 6:30pm  

Please watch your email for more information!

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​July zoom meeting presentation

​Succulents: Liberated in the Ground or Constrained Containers?

by Ernesto Sandoval

As with much of life there are benefits and challenges the choices that we make and how we grow our succulents is part of that. Without getting too philosophical about life’s choices Ernesto will explore the benefits of growing succulents in the ground versus in containers. There are reasons for doing both and we’ll explore visually the results and challenges of each option. Ernesto will take you through these options using examples of growing plants in the collections of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory in Northern California, where Ernesto cares for a plethora of plants, as well as examples from private and public growers and gardeners. 
Members Info
Needs password
Special Events, By-Laws, etc
Plant of the Month
Plants of the Month 2020

Cactus - favorites
Succulent - favorites
 In my yard
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, please 
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 below
When that first tiny bump appears, it is a sign of success in starting a new plant from the leaf of an existing plant.
May 15 starting a new plant            &           making progress June 24
When that first tiny bump gets bigger, and growth happens in a second place, it's delightfully continuing success.