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:

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Upcoming Events
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - Regular/Hybrid meeting.  Elliott Gordon will talk about making outdoor gardens a great habitat for wildlife, like birds, bees, lizards, etc.

July 2023 - NO meeting

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - Regular/Hybrid meeting.

Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, 2023 (Labor Day weekend) from 10 am to 4 pm - Show and presentations near the entrance to the Albuquerque Botanic Garden.

Video presentations!
Videos of some recent presentations may be found on YouTube!  In March 2023, Jeff Thompson from Pueblo, CO talked about making hybrids with Echinocereus.  In January 2023, Steven Brack  talked about "Adventures in Hardy Cacti and Succulents".  Last March, Siegfried Lodwig talked about having flowering cacti and succulents in every week of the year.  In August, Gretchen Ward talked about epiphytic cacti.
Ralph Peters recently made a presentation to the Native Plant Society called "NM Cactus Travelog" which visited locations in SouthEast, SouthCentral, and NorthWest New Mexico.

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 seedlings.

The Cactus and Succulent Society of America's e-newsletter "To The Point" has articles about plant cultivation, individual societies, and other interesting stories.  The Fall 2022 issue is now available.

An Agave victoria-reginae flowered at Daniel Finley's house in summer of 2019 and he provided some pictures.

Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig. 
A new gallery is up for June 2022 with 48 photos.

Useful links for information on the web may be found here.  Check out the blog from Australia.

Club Information
Club information including hybrid meeting information, membership application, new member information, newsletters, current officers, a library list, show information, show tags, show posters and vendor information... 

CSSNM hosted  a Labor Day Show at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden in 2022.  We were near the main entrance to the botanic garden and had over 1200 visitors.

You can apply for membership or renew it online.  CSSNM uses PayPal to pay the annual fee.
NOTE: Annual membership was raised from $10 to $15 for 2022!

What does the society do?  Get an idea from a list of recent events.