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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 nearly 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. 

Kim Chavez
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, November 7, 2019 
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory BLVD., RESEDA,  CA, 91335
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                                                                      October  presentation

Members Info
Needs password
Plant of the Month
Plants of the Month

Cactus - variegated

Succulent - variegated
                In my yard  from Al Mindel
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.
A Dream Come True - 
Rare Succulents Nursery
How to Develop and Build a Nursery
by Petra Crist

Looking forward to share some of my 'craziness' - the development of the nursery on property my husband and I bought in early 2009 that is now the home of Rare Succulents Nursery.

BIO - In 1994 I came from Germany to California.  Shortly after moving here we went to have a look at the Inter-City Show.  I was utterly overwhelmed trying to take it all in.  My husband and I also travelled to some of the habitats.  I started playing around with what I could do, taking advantage of Southern California weather.  My collection eventually exceeded 1,000 plants.