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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
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 September 6, 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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Plant of the Month  Library

September 2018 Plants of the Month

Cactus: Espostoa & Oreocereus

Succulent: JatrophaMonadenium, Pedilanthus

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.
September Program

Staging - A Different Approach 
by Keith Taylor

Our speaker Keith Taylor began collecting cacti and succulents in 1991 and creating unique containers to show off his specimens in 2008. He has developed a different style of staging by combining plant, pot, rocks and top dressing to create award winning compositions. Keith will bring plants from his collection and demonstrate how to combine these elements to create an eye catching presentation. 

For info on his pottery creations, 
see Facebook page 'Pottery by Kitoi'
From our affiliate San Gabriel Valley Cactus and Succulent Society (SGVCSS)

NEW website address is

The speaker for September 13 meeting is Dr. Tim Harvey.  
Among other things, Dr. Harvey is editor of the Cactus and Succulent Journal.
His topic will be “Winter Growers.”   You should not miss this one!  

The C&S Workshop meets Wednesday, September 19th in the Palm Room,  
Los Angeles County Arboretum at 7:30 pm.  This month's topic: Ariocarpus

SGVCSS Winter Show has moved to January 12-13, 2019 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum