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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 (when our meetings resume)

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. 

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 first Thursday of the Month 

  November Meeting will be held on-line via zoom

Thursday Nov. 5 at 6:30pm  

Please watch your email for more information!

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BAJA CALIFORNIA - From San Diego to Cabo

by Guillermo Rivera

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!

Members Info
Needs password
Special Events, By-Laws, etc
Plant of the Month
Plants of the Month November 2020

Cactus - Parodia & Notocactus

Succulent - Euphorbia stem type
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, please 
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 below
Born in Argentina. Owner of PLANT EXPEDITIONS (former South America Nature Tours) a company dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 20 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.
Coming soon on Friday Nov. 6 & Sat Nov. 7

LACSS Fall Sale 2020
at a new location
OneGeneration / Encino Farmer's Market
17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys
​featuring cacti, succulents, hand made ceramics
Masks are mandatory for admission and within sale area!
​We will observe maximum CDC and local distancing health guidelines.