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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 1, 2015 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM . 
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm

Speakers-  Marquita Ellias and Joyce Schumann

Presentation- Botanical Names Decoded 
Are you one of those people that get confounded or even embarrassed about using the botanical name of a plant? Do those botanical names have any meaning? Do you say to yourself “it’s all Greek or Latin to me” and have no idea how to remember them or even pronounce them?
Please join us for a delightful evening of decoding botanical names and learning why we have them and what in the heck do they mean. You’ll find that it’s a fascinating journey. I think you’ll cry out that it’s really “elementary” my dear Watson. 
Joyce and Marquita are the President and Vice-President of LACSS, respectively. We’ve wanted to give this program for over a year now and with each other’s encouragement we finally have a finished product.
We hope that you enjoy the presentation as much as we enjoyed putting it together.  

October Plants of the Month
Cacti:  Miniature  
Succulents: Miniature

18 month Calendars
Limited Edition Shirts
​For Sale at the Club Meetings