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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!

Welcome to the website of the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society. Our nearly 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. 

LACSS meets monthly in the San Fernando Valley to enjoy stimulating presentations, hands-on workshops, plant sales, mini-shows, raffles, trading, and other activities. In addition, LACSS offers field trips to member gardens, nurseries, and private collections. We serve the greater community by offering free educational activities, upgrading the Succulent Garden at the Sepulveda Garden Center, and presenting an exciting annual show in June and a Fall Sale in September.

In order to share the joys and benefits of collecting and cultivating cacti and succulents, we invite you to check out our general meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Sepulveda Garden Center 16633 Magnolia Blvd ., Encino, CA 91436.  

Starting in January, we are making a few changes to our meeting times and format. Doors open at 6:15 for 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. 

Kim Chavez
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.

Thursday June 7, 2018 General Meeting
LACSS Meeting first Thursday of the Month
Doors open 6:15pm
Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91436

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May Program - The sweet, the foul, The Awesome Asclepiads
Presented by Sandy Chase

This program is an overview of a group of plants collectively known as Asclepiads. 
  They occur all over the world except in the coldest regions.
  Most are found in warmer areas.
A gallery of pictures shows the diversity of the flowers 
and hopefully will attract many new collectors to this unique group of plants.

Members Info
Needs password
Plant of the Month  Library

June 2018 Plants of the Month

Cactus: favorite
Succulent: favorite

Sandy Chase Bio - 
Sandy entered into the Cactus and Succulent world in 1984 when she purchased 20 plants, each in 2 1/2 inch pots, for 50 cents each. She still has one of those plants to this day. Sandy has amassed quite a collection of cactus and succulents over the years. Through the years she has held every office in the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society, and she calls herself a “life member.” Sandy was privileged to be a co-chair for the 2001 convention hosted by the Los Angles Cactus and Succulent Society, held in Woodland Hills, California. It was also her good fortune to be part of a 3+ week trip to Africa, with eight friends from the club, where they saw many plants in habitat in 2010. Sandy has put together many educational displays for the LACSS, the CSSA, and Inter-city shows. Sandy looks forward to serving many more years in any capacity that will help our society grow.
In my yard      

May 2018       

Originally from     
the freebie table  

Tiny flowers can    
 be beautiful too    
Now updated with 2019 POM list