New York Cactus & Succulent Society

Next meeting: Thursday, September 17, 2015
6 PM - 7:30 PM at 488 Madison Ave.


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


Adenium is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1819. It is native to Africa and to the Arabian Peninsula. Adenium obesum is grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. Numerous hybrids have been developed. Adeniums are appreciated for their colorful flowers, but also for their unusual, thick caudices. They can be grown for many years in a pot and are commonly used for bonsai.

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


Join us at the October 15 meeting to explore various plants that are not cacti and not always very succulent but still find their way into many of our collections - sanseverias and tradescantias, to name two.

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 September-December and March-June - in other words, every month except for January, February, 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.

Dr. Ivan Black
Richard Stone
Carol Smith
Norman Bobrow
Suzanne Bernard,