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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, September 3, 2015 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM . 
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm

Speaker-  Attila Kapitany

Presentation- Botanical Gardens of Australia Tour

Every Australian state has botanical gardens with often very different plants in very different settings. Stunning images of interesting and even bizarre plants are highlights of this talk. Starting with a brief look at our Melbourne Botanic Gardens then onto Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane (Mt. Coot-tha), Darwin……… Also some excellent regional botanic gardens that would be a worthy addition to any traveller’s itinerary.

Australia’s eight capital cities and 150 regional botanic gardens attract 13 million visitors a year with 41% of Australian adults going every year. Botanic gardens are the second most visited places in the country after cinemas. Let Attila show you why, with his most unique and entertaining style also reflecting his strong interest in rare and unusual tropical plants, aside from his professional work with cacti and succulents. 

Attila is a succulent expert and author of many popular books on the subject will be along with pictures to show, and knowledge to share. Get an autographed copy of some of his publications.

Attila's Bio

September Plants of the Month
Cacti: Ceroids(North America)   
Succulents: Didiereaceae

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