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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.  

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
President
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 August 2, 2018 General Meeting
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LACSS Meeting first Thursday of the Month
Doors open 6:15pm
Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91436

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​August Program
Question and Answer session 
featuring
Sandy Chase, Artie Chavez, John Martinez, Karen Ostler

Four of our Member-Experts that represent a great cross-section of all things drought resistant plant-related. I am confident that a number of our other Member-Experts will happily join the various Q&A conversations as the topics fly! All in all, I believe this will stimulate a multitude of interesting topics & discussions satisfying our members’ concerns, especially benefitting our newest members.

Suggested topics could be: Concerns regarding the recent severe heat wave we have been experiencing; Questions related to the festival; The upcoming Inter-City Show; Our club’s Annual Fall Sale; Suggestions for members who don’t have room or cannot afford a greenhouse; & Tips for those members who live in smaller areas. Don’t forget to bring plants you have questions about!​  --Ron Behar,  V.P. Programs

Members Info
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Welcome
Plant of the Month  Library

September 2018 Plants of the Month

Cactus: Mammillaria w/ colored (no white) spines

Succulent: Bursera

In my Yard
A shade making structure as suggested at the August meeting.  All 1/2" plastic pipe and slip fittings from Home Depot plus shade cloth already in my garage.  Weights at the bottom to keep from blowing over.  Ties at top to hold shade cloth in place.  No glue.  Happier plants.

33rd Inter-City Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale

August 11 & 12, 2018

Los Angeles County Arboretum



Newsletter 2018

details on this year's show &
 summary of 2017 show