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
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 -
Regular meeting. We will continue planning for the Spring Show &
Sale in April.
Note that this is a week later than usual due to a conflict at the
Our program will be a free-for-all question and answer session about
growing cacti and succulents.
Topics include pest control, fertilizer, watering issues, outdoor
gardens, cold frames, window sill growing, soil mixes, etc....
Bring your tired, unhappy and/or unidentified plants to the meeting.
Panelists include Steven Brack, Ralph Peters, Rob Romero, & Greg Smith
: 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 building.
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - We will finish planning for the
Spring Show & Sale in April.
Adam Harrower from Cape Town will give a talk about
South African succulents and perhaps a bit about Kirstenbosch
one of the premier botanical gardens in the world.
Karel DuToit of Pillansii Tours (tours of South
Africa and Namibia) will also be at the meeting.
We will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm on
Sunday. 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
Saturday, early May 2024 - Date to be determined.... We will
visit several member's gardens to see cacti and succulents growing and
of some recent presentations may be found on YouTube! In January
Ward talked about Christmas and Easter cacti
their variation, and how to grow them to make lots of flowers. In
November 2023, Dave Ferguson presented the "Dry Fruited Prickly Pears of
". In August 2023, Steven Brack talked about The cacti, rock garden plants
and volcanoes of Neuquen in Argentina
. In June 2023, Elliott
Gordon talked about insect
. In March 2023, Jeff Thompson from Pueblo, CO
talked about making hybrids with
. In January 2023, Steven Brack talked
about "Adventures in
Hardy Cacti and Succulents"
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
| 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, current officers, a library list, show
information, show tags, show posters and vendor information...
You can apply for membership or renew it online.
CSSNM uses PayPal to pay the annual fee.
What does the society do? Get an idea from a list of recent events.