New York Cactus & Succulent Society

Next meeting: Thursday, April 17, 2014
6 PM - 7:45 PM at 331 Madison Ave.

Growing from Seed

New member Sarah Haze will discuss her experiments in growing succulents from seed in a Brooklyn apartment. She will share her methods, successes, failures and plenty of pictures of cute baby plants (learn more on her blog: ).

Everyone is encouraged to bring examples or photos of any cacti or succulents that they have grown from small pieces, be it from seed, leaf propagation or cuttings. Our stories of growth and transformation will be a great way to welcome the spring!

The January 2014 issue of our Cactus Comments newsletter, complete with color photos, is out - learn about the various cactus species that people sometimes refer to as "old men" and " old women".
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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 331 Madison Avenue (near 43rd St), 7th 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,