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Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society
 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 nearly 200 members come from throughout the southland and share a passion for cacti and succulents. This year, LACSS is celebrating its 80th birthday with special events and publications. Throughout LACSS history, 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 order to share the joys and benefits of collecting and cultivating cacti and succulents, we invite you to check out our general meetings at 7:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Sepulveda Garden Center in the San Fernando Valley. Attendance is FREE, and each visitor receives a free plant! We hope to see you at a meeting soon. 

Joyce Schumann

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, October 5, 2017 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM . 
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm

Speaker October Program: Tom Glavich

The Title of the Talk is "The High Drakensbergs"

The Drakensberg Mountains are the home of Lesotho, a Mountain Kingdom entirely surrounded by South Africa. It is a place of incredible beauty, rarely visited, with a unique flora including many succulent and geophytic plants. This month's presentation will show some of the scenery and some of the spectacular flora of Lesotho and nearby Western South Africa.

Tom Glavich is a member of many of the local Cactus and Succulent Societies and on the Board of Directors of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.  He is the author of the Beginner's Guide series of articles published in the CSSA Journal and To The Point.  He is also one of the co-chairs of the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show held every August at the LA Arboretum.  He is a frequent speaker at many plant societies.

Keith Taylor was going to be our Oct. speaker but unfortunately something came up. So sorry we look forward to having him in the near future.

October Plants of the Month
Cacti:  Grafted Cactus  
Succulents: Grafted Succulent

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