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, usually
on the 3rd Wednesday, at 7:00 pm. Check Upcoming
Events below for information on the next meeting.
Note the change from Friday to Wednesday!
President: Matthew-Ryan Morrell
Webmaster: Ralph R. Peters
To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address: CSSofNM@gmail.com
Saturday, December 9, 2023 - Holiday Potluck dinner.
CSSNM provides the meat dishes and members bring in salads, casseroles,
soups, breads, deserts, etc. to share. Following the meal, members
provide informal, short, "5 minute" presentations, Setup at 5 pm and
dinner at 6 pm.
: The gate to the parking lot on the East side of
the Albuquerque Garden Center building will be locked. It requires a
4 digit code to open. Members receive the gate code (which has not
changed in years) in the email meeting announcement. Visitors can
request it via email.
OR, you can come in the main entrance on the South side of the
Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, 2024 - Spring Show and Sale at
the Albuquerque Garden Center. We will be open from 10 am to 4 pm
on both days. Admission is free!
The show will display several hundred plants including some of the
finest specimens from many different private collections in our region,
including our society's members.
The sale brings in vendors, from various places, and provides a wide
variety of cacti and other succulent plants for purchase. They
range from bargain starter plants to spectacular specimens. An
additional special feature of the sale is a selection of locally grown,
hardy species for the yard---at least in Albuquerque and sometimes
Pictures of past events may be found at this link
Ralph Peters recently made a presentation to the Native Plant Society
" which visited locations in SouthEast,
SouthCentral, and NorthWest New Mexico.
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!
Siegfried Lodwig has written 2 articles (text and pictures) on growing cacti from
seeds and growing/transplanting
The Cactus and
Succulent Society of America's e-newsletter "To The Point"
has articles about plant cultivation, individual societies, and other
Agave palmeri flowered at Ralph
Peters' house in the summer of 2023 and he provided some pictures.
|| Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents
courtesy of Siegfried
Useful links for information on the web may be found here.
Check out the blog from Australia.
information including hybrid meeting information, membership
application, new member information, newsletters, current officers, a
library list, show information, show tags, show posters and vendor
You can apply for membership or renew it online.
CSSNM uses PayPal to pay the annual fee.
NOTE: Annual membership was raised from $10 to $15 for 2022!
What does the society do? Get an idea from a list of recent events.