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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.

  Next General Meeting is Thursday, November 1, 2018 
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
November 2018 Plants of the Month

Cactus: Crest & Monstrose

Succulent: Crest & Monstrose
In my Yard

Kalanchoe butterflies
from Al Mindel
November Guest Speaker
 Tom Glavich

​"Exploring Euphorbias"
From our affiliate San Gabriel Valley Cactus and Succulent Society (SGVCSS)

NEW website address is

SGVCSS Winter Show has moved to 
January 12-13, 2019 at 
the Los Angeles County Arboretum
This talk explores Euphorbias from around the world, looking at their similarities, (what makes them Euphorbias) and their differences. Also includes some basics on Euphorbia cultivation, show preparation and propagation. Plants from South Africa, Madagascar, Northern Africa and Mexico are included.

Tom Glavich is a member of several LA area plant societies, and is one of the co-chairs if the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Society. He is on the board of Directors of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. He is a frequent speaker at many plant societies. Tom has been growing plants for more years than he is willing to admit, and is the author of many Beginner's Guide articles in the CSSA Journal. He is also the author of the Beginner's Guide to Haworthia, Gasteria, and other Succulent Monocots, most of which are winter growing.

Euphorbia resinifera at Huntington Botannic Gardens.