Los Angeles
Cactus and Succulent Society
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 7:00. Attendance is FREE and open to the public.   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 Meetings are the first Thursday of the Month 

  April 2023 Meeting will be 
Thursday April 6, 2023
18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda, CA
Just east of Reseda Blvd, on north side of street

This meeting will be in person only!

​Doors open at 6:15pm
check your Cactus Chronicle newsletter for more details 
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April program will be

Socotra by Gianluca Bacci

Members Info
Needs password

Special Events, By-Laws, etc
Plant of the Month
Plants of the Month 
April 2023

Cactus - Aztekium, Epithelantha

Succulent - Aloinopsis, Antimima, Aptenia, Argyroderma
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Plant of the Month Lists
Past,   Present,   Future

Special Page 
Gardens Worth Visiting
(under construction)

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.

While the world endures the Covid-19 pandemic,
take care of yourselves, take care of your plants,
 and remember that spending time in your garden can provide some much needed tranquility.
For link to fun & informative CSSA presentations from 2015 & 2017 conventions
click on Members Info link 
In my yard

Euphorbia millii grown from a neighbor's cutting.
Flowers about 2" across.
Gianluca Bacci is an avid succulent collector. He has been growing plants for over 15 years, and has worked professionally in the horticultural industry for the past seven. He currently manages and cares for the xeric plant collection at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, which has well over 2000 species of succulents and cacti. He is also a physics major, and current student at UC Davis.
Socotra, an island of the Republic of Yemen in the Indian Ocean supports a wealth of botanic
wonders. Gianluca Bacci, our April featured speaker, will detail his journey to this remote island
and the living treasures he discovered there.