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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, July 2, 2015 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM . 
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm

Speaker-Gregg DeChirico
Presentation topic: Gregg DeChirico will offer a short presentation featuring successful cultural guidelines for growing Tillandsias in Coastal & Southern California -from San Francisco to San Diego. The program will cover basic Tillandsia care and also offer a selection of species featured in the gardens of Santa Barbara residents and recommended for growing both indoors and outdoors in coastal and southern California. Gregg is a keen advocate of growing compatible tillandsia species among succulents in a varied collection.

Gregg DeChirico has grown plants of all types for over 30 years. He has a nursery, Gregg’s Greenhouse, located in the Santa Barbara area, specializing in seed-grown, rare and exotic plants. Gregg is a frequent participant and vendor at many local and regional club shows and sales. He has travelled throughout Latin America to photograph the local flora and fauna, featured in many of the programs he offers. Gregg served as president of both the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society and the Santa Barbara Cactus & Succulent Society, and is recent past president of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA). 

July Plants of the Month
Cacti:   Echinocactus,Ferocactus 
Succulents:   Pachypodium Madagascar

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