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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, September 5, 2019 
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory BLVD., RESEDA,  CA, 91335
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                                                                  Sept. 5  presentation

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

Cactus - Astrophytum

Succulent - Euphorbia
 (from Madagascar)
                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.
Stephen Ingram is a native Californian with an enduring interest in plants and plant ecology.  He received a B.S. in biology from Lewis and Clark College, and a M.A. in botany from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following graduate school, Stephen worked as Herbarium Manager at Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida, but now focuses on photography and writing. Stephen's photos have appeared in numerous books, magazines, and calendars, and he has written many articles for scientific journals and magazines. He lives with his wife at 6500 feet on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, in porcupine prickly-pear habitat. To see more of Stephen’s images visit his website at
Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California
by Stephen Ingram

This multimedia presentation explores some of the unique attributes of cacti, agaves, and yuccas, and highlights what makes these succulents such intriguing components of our native plant communities. With stunning images of their colorful blossoms and unusual growth forms, this program showcases a number of species that occur in the coastal and desert areas of California. The illustrated program will be approximately 30 minutes long. The final 10-minute segment of the program is set to music, and illustrates the beauty of these remarkable succulents. Following the presentation, Stephen will sign copies of his book - Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada - from Cachuma Press, which was revised in 2017.
LACSS 3rd Annual Fall Cactus & Succulent Sale
September 14, 2019
9am to 4pm
Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA