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. 
​When in-person meetings resume,
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 the first Thursday of the Month 

  August 5 Meeting will be held on-line via zoom

Thursday August 5 at 6:30pm 

Please watch your email for more information!
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From San Diego to Cabo
 by Guillermo Rivera

Members Info
Needs password

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

Plants of the Month August 2021

Cactus - Echinopsis

Succulent - Euphorbia with caudex
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 
Please contact SANDY CHASE to sign up.
Call first, (818) 367 0864, exoticfloraandfauna@msn.com

The Baja Peninsula is one of Mexico’s richest areas for plants. Cactus species are abundant, Ferocactus, Echinocereus, Mammillaria, Stenocereus, Lophocereus and of course choyas! Because of its isolation the peninsula includes quite a few endemics, like Pachycereus pringlei, Echinocereus lindseyi, Lophocereus schottii, among others. 

Many other interesting plants grow in Baja besides cacti!!: Dudleya, Agave, Fouquieria, Euphorbia, Beaucarnea, etc.

The scenery is spectacular, clear water, beaches, and of course, the visit to a few islands complete this magic trip!

Born in Argentina. Owner of PLANT EXPEDITIONS (former South America Nature Tours) a company dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 17 years, throughout South America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador), Mexico and South Africa, Madagascar, and Namibia, with emphasis on plants: bromeliads, orchids, cacti, and other succulents.
Former researcher at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. 
BS degree in Biology - University of Cordoba
MS Marine Biology - Northeastern University. 
PhD in Botany - University of Cordoba.