New York Cactus & Succulent Society

Next meeting: Monday, December 22, 2014
6 PM - 7:30 PM at 488 Madison Ave.

Please note date change for this meeting only.


December and all future meetings will be held at 488 Madison Avenue (near 52nd Street), 19th floor

Epiphytic Cacti and Holiday Party

Our presentation will be about Jungle cacti including Epiphyllum, Rhipsalis, Hatiora, Pfeiffera, Disocactus. No better time to talk about Christmas cactus then around the holidays. Stephanie also be showing 2 short videos on Poinsettia.

Please be sure to RSVP for this event by confirming on Facebook or replying to the email. We will be providing food and drinks. Feel free to bring snacks and help us bring in the holiday cheer. We had such a great turn out at the last meeting that we want to ensure that we have food for everyone.

This meeting will be filled with fun activities. We will be hosting our cactus and succulent grab bag again so please bring wrapped plants to trade. You will receive as many plants as you give so lets all come home with a swap. This was such a hit last year, lets make sure its just as fun in 2014.

Secondly, please bring cuttings to trade. Sometimes it is difficult to bring in large plants and we all have limited space in NYC so lets start small and see what we can grow.

Please check out our Facebook page 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,