Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico


Cactus & Succulent Society of New Mexico is an affiliate of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

Meeting Info: Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 3rd Friday, 7:00 pm.

President: Carl Hime, 505-275-6777
Webmaster: Ralph R. Peters, 505-293-6356

To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address:

Rabia flowers

Echinopsis "Maria Piazza" flowering in June
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Upcoming Events
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Jim Hastings, the Gringo Gourmet from El Paso will talk and prepare a dish using Opuntias.  Among his favorite
dishes is rajas Poblanos (chile strips), pan roasted corn and garlic and chicken broth for a great soup.
We nominate our 2019 officers.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - Meeting, speaker TBD.  We elect our 2019 officers.
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Holiday Party

Information about plants
Plant information may be found here.  Checkout the article on potting soils which lists recipes from several members.  Collecting wild plants is generally discouraged -- see why!

Landscaping Southwest is a program that investigates water-wise landscaping and gardening.  This video looks at the La Mesa Community Garden in the first half and Ralph Peters' xeric yard and his cactus & succulent collection in the second half.  It shows cacti, succulents, and other native plants (ocotillos, penstemons,...) used in landscaping and discusses their cultivation

Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents and seedlings courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig.  A new gallery is up for June and July 2018 with 40 photos! 

Useful links for information on the web may be found here.

Club Information
Club information including a membership application, new member information, newsletters, current officers, a library list, show information, show tags, show posters and vendor information... 
We have a new newsletter and pictures from the Labor Day show at the ABQ Botanic Garden.  The library list has been updated!  Check it out as our library is large.

What does the society do?  Get an idea from a list of recent events.