New York Cactus & Succulent Society

Next meeting: Thursday, May 21, 2015
6 PM - 7:30 PM at 488 Madison Ave.


Meetings are now held at 488 Madison Avenue (near 52nd Street), 19th floor

Soils & Potting Mixes

Join us for a look at different soils and additives. Soil mixtures may be the most debated topic in growing cacti and succulents. Whether you make your own mixture or just buy the store brand cactus mix, this meeting will provide you with great information and new ideas..

If you have your own preferred mix, please bring a small zip lock bag with a sample and tell us what your mixture is composed of and why you like it.

We will also cover potting and pruning in detail some more common varieties of cacti and succulents.

Guests are always welcomed, and we're always eager to see your plants. Come and hang out. Our Facebook page for the event can be found here.

Upcoming events

Meeting, Thursday, June 18 - Caudiciforms

Field trips (details to be announced), Saturdays, July 11 & August 15

Please check out our Facebook page regularly as it has a listing of upcoming events and lectures. You do not have to be a facebook member to see the page.We have been posting photos of our trips this summer as well as some of the plants our members have been growing.

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Welcome to the New York Cactus & Succulent Society. The NYCSS is a group of cactus and succulent enthusiasts dedicated to growing and learning about this fascinating and diverse group of plants.

Astrophytum Capricorne

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month except for July and August, at 488 Madison Avenue (near 52nd St), 19th Floor. Meetings cover all aspects of cactus and succulent growing; formats range from talks to slide shows to sessions on repotting techniques. We also make trips to plant shows and sales in and outside of the city and visit members' collections.

Please join us! Prospective new members and guests are always welcome at meetings, and we always love seeing any plants you would like to show off.

Ivan Black, MD
Richard Stone
Carol Smith
Norman Bobrow
Suzanne Bernard,