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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 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory BLVD., RESEDA,  CA, 91335
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     July 2 presentation

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Plant of the Month  Library
July Plants of the Month

Cactus - Mammillaria w/hooked spines

Succulent - Lithops

In my yard

Some white flowers from Pavel & Susan's yard
 in Sherman Oaks

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
Attila Kapitany is a leading expert on Australian succulents. He has written and co-authored 17 books on cacti and succulents including large tomes on Copiapoa and Echeveria.

Nearly 40 years ago, with his brother Jeno, he developed and established several nurseries, both wholesale and retail, that are now Australia’s largest centres for succulent research, development and marketing. He has since left the commercial business to continue and expand what he loves doing the best – promoting the passion for plants to others.

For several decades, Attila’s professional and private life has been consumed by the appreciation and promotion of these plants to the collector, the gardener and the general public. He has regularly appeared on television, radio and stages around the country and internationally.

In the last 15 years he has become best known for his work with Australian native succulents and other xerophytes including bottle trees and boabs. 

Most recently, along with the Australian Government, Attila helped organise a series of postage stamps featuring his favourite plants.
Future guest speakers 
in 2019

August - Keith Taylor
September - Stephen Ingram
October - Petra Crist
November - open
Australian Ant-Plants by Attila Kapitany
Amazing plant relationships with insects
Some of the most weird and unusual plants in the world.

‘Ant –plants’ or more correctly ‘Ant-house plants’ are highly evolved succulents. Attila will also showing other succulents that grow with them.
Unlike Attila’s usual talks which cover desert plants from sandy arid regions of the continent, this is a look at the exciting plants that can be found on or near the east coast of Australia and often closer to cities.
Here you will see and learn about some of the weirdest succulent plants in the world, including some very unusual orchids.
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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.