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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. 

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 June and a Fall Sale in September.

In order to share the joys and benefits of collecting and cultivating cacti and succulents, we invite you to check out our general meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month at 
OUR NEW LOCATION the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center, 18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda, 91335.

Doors open at 6:15 for 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
President
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.

Alternative Propagation – Playing With Your Plants​
LACSS Meeting first Thursday of the Month - Doors open 6:15pm

  Next General Meeting is Thursday, May 2, 2019 
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>>> AT OUR NEW LOCATION <<<
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ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda, 91335

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May 2 presentation
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​Alternative Propagation – Playing With Your Plants

by Rob Roy MacGregor
Members Info
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Public 
Welcome
Plant of the Month  Library
May Plants of the Month

Cactus - small staged as miniature

Succulent - small staged as miniature

In my yard

Also blooming (Euphorbia "corn cob") 
NEWS!   NEWS!    NEWS!

Revision of 
Plant of the Month policy!

​Begins January 1, 2019

Click here for details
Cactus Chronicle & Plant of the Month Archive
with links to 
past Chronicle issues and POM Library
     I started collecting plants about 20 years ago. At first it was collecting from the local nursery in San Felipe in Baja Norte California so I could plant them around a friend’s property in Puertecitos Baja California. Then 15 years ago I bought my home in Riverside and proceeded to remove the grass in my ½ acre backyard and install rocks and cacti. The front yard soon followed, receiving an aloe and rock remodel. After those first couple of years I began to meet people that would change my whole outlook on cacti and succulent plants. It was at this time I ran into a person whom I would later call my mentor. 

      My mentor took the time to instill in me the drive to learn correct terminology and spelling of plants.  He also taught me to take a more scientific approach of gathering information. It was this approach that I call “playing with my plants” which gave me the willingness to do what I have done to plants, in the name of further education.