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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!

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 Meeting first Thursday of the Month - Doors open 6:15pm

  Next General Meeting is Thursday, March 5, 2020 
xxxxONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Centerxxx
18255 Victory BLVD., RESEDA,  CA, 91335
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March  presentation

​       Cactus and Succulent Conservation Around the World
    Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich

                        Never has there been a time when conservation of our cacti and other                     succulents has been more urgent! Due to many factors, our precious                      succulents, as well as many other plants and animals, are now facing                          severe problems. When traveling around the world in succulent rich
                        regions, I have observed an amazing increase in the devastation of                               habitats and the illegal removal of many rare and endangered species                    of cacti, succulents, and other plants and animals. Not only are we                 losing these very special and unique plants, sadly enough, we are                           aggressively destroying many valuable and irreplaceable habitats.  


​Now, with the internet being a very 
popular method of acquiring 
merchandise, our rare and endangered 
cacti and other succulents are being 
sold internationally with very 
little, if any, controls being enforced. 

Our world is getting smaller and 
smaller, and as our human population 
continues to increase, we ALL need 
to do our part to help protect our 
amazing world of plants, animals, 
and habitats. 

Conservation is not a spectator sport.



Members Info
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Special Events, By-Laws, etc
Public 
Welcome
Plant of the Month
Library
March  2020
Plants of the Month

Cactus - Eryiosyce

Succulent - Haworthia
                                                        In my yard
Special Page 
Gardens Worth Visiting
(under construction)
Cactus Chronicle & Plant of the Month Archive
with links to 
past Chronicle issues and POM Library
NOW AVAILABLE
...
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.
a new Mamillaria celsina 
in a hypertufa pot.

A very healthy plant with several pups
and lots of room to grow.


Hypertufa is completely porous so it is very difficult to overwater a plant.