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:

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Upcoming Events
June 21, 2019 - Regular meeting!  Our speaker will be Ad Konings on the Sex Life of Succulents.  Steve Brack writes, “I have seen the talk, it is very informative and entertaining.  There are a lot of microscopic photos about the pollination process of various cacti and succulents.” More info is in our recent newsletter.

July 19, 2019 - No CSSNM meeting!  Have a great summer!

July 17-20, 2019 - Cactus & Succulent Society of America Convention in San Luis Obispo, CA.  More information is available at the CSSA site.

August 16, 2019 - Regular meeting with final planning for our Labor Day Show.

August 31 - September 2, 2019 - Cactus & Succulent Show at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden.  Pictures from previous shows are in picture galleries.

A report on the 2019 Spring Show and Sale is available

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 courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig.  A new gallery is up for April - May 2019 with 56 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.