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. 

President: Matthew-Ryan Morrell
Webmaster: Ralph R. Peters

To contact the CSSNM via email, please use this address:

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Upcoming Events
July - NO MEETING!  Have a great summer!

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - Planning for the Labor Day show.
Rebecca Stoneman-Washee will talk about the indigenous uses of cacti, yuccas, agaves, etc.

Note: The gate to the parking lot on the East side of the Albuquerque Garden Center building will be locked.  It requires a 4 digit code to open.  Members receive the gate code (which has not changed in years) in the email meeting announcement.  Visitors are welcome to follow a member in.

Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1 - Labor Day Show at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden from 10am to 4pm.  Pictures from recent shows are available.  This document contains information about being an exhibitor and/or a docent and a sign up sheet; please join us!

Video presentations!
Videos of some recent presentations may be found on YouTube!  In March 2024, Adam Harrower and Karel DuToit talked about south African Succulents.  In January 2024, Gretchen Ward talked about Christmas and Easter cacti, their variation, and how to grow them to make lots of flowers.  In November 2023, Dave Ferguson presented the "Dry Fruited Prickly Pears of New Mexico".  In August 2023, Steven Brack talked about The cacti, rock garden plants and volcanoes of Neuquen in Argentina.  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".

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.

Checkout picture galleries of flowering cacti and succulents courtesy of Siegfried Lodwig. 

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, current officers, a library list, show information, show tags, show posters and vendor information... 

You can apply for membership or renew it online.  CSSNM uses PayPal to pay the annual fee.

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