National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society of
Washington, D.C. will hold its Next Regular
Monthly Meeting on Sunday January 15,
2023. (see below for more details).
It isn't easy to grow Ariocarpus fissuratus, the living rock cactus, and even more difficult to entice one to flower, but one of our NCCSS members has mastered the trick. Ariocarpus fissuratus is a very slow growing cactus native to a wide area of northeast Mexico and a small area of Texas in the United States. One of the best places to see ariocarpus in he U.S. is Big Bend National Park.
One of the unusual things about ariocarpus, besides their looking like a rock, is that they flower in the fall, unlike most other cacti that flower in the spring or summer. Nevertheless, their flowers are large and colorful, and a real bonus to anyone growing this great plant.
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NCCSS Regular Monthly Meetings
The National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society will next meet on Sunday January 15, 2023 at our regular meeting location, Saint Anselm's Abbey School at 14th & South Dakota Ave. N.E. Washington, D.C., Our society meeting are usually held on the third Sunday of each month between September and June. We do not meet in July, August, or December.
If you have questions about our society, please contact Bob Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org or Ric Tursan email@example.com
The National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society (NCCSS) is a group of individuals sharing an interest in the collecting and growing of cacti and other types of succulent plants. We meet once a month from September through June. In August we hold an annual plant show and sale at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. Our Regular Monthly Meetings are held at St. Anselm’s Abbey School at 14th & South Dakota Ave. N.E. Washington, DC. Our meeting begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at Noon. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and are interested in succulent plants, why not visit one of our meetings and share your interest with others who also love these weird and fascinating plants.
The National Cactus and Succulent Society is now on Facebook!
To join the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society contact Ric Tursan firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Stewart email@example.com. If you would like a sample of our most recent newsletter, The Eastern Spine, contact newsletter editor Bob Stewart. Annual membership dues are $10.00
Like To Know More About Aeoniums?
Society member Donna Kuroda presented a program on Aeoniums at our October 2011 meeting and she has agreed to allow you access to that program through a PDF presentation. Just click here on the word AEONIUM to call up the program. This is a large file and make take a minute or two to load, depending on the speed of your computer.
The Eastern Spine is the official newsletter of the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society. It is published monthly, September through June and is included with your society membership. Join our club and get your own copy emailed directly to you.
Click Newsletter to view the May 2019 newsletter in PDF format. When you are finished reading the newsletter, hit the BACK button on your browser to return to this page. For more information about our society or our newsletter contact Bob Stewart at:
National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society:
Benefits of the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society:
Our program committee arranges for us to have a unique event each and every month. These consist of lectures, slide shows, informal discussions and presentations; they are always interesting and informative.
Plant of the Month:
Information on Growing Succulent Plants:One of the important aspects of growing healthy succulent plants is using the proper potting soil mix. You can read the NCCSS Potting Soils for Succulent Plants handout by clicking right HERE.
If you have any surplus plants, seeds, pots, books or any other plant related items you want to sell, you can bring them to the meeting. Set your own price. 25% goes to the club to buy new books and cover other club related expenses.
First meeting was held July 21, 1974 at the Samson
House at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD. The club
newsletter, The Eastern Spine, became
official for the November 1974 meeting. The club began
its affiliation with the Cactus & Succulent Society
of America with the adoption of the By-Laws at the
September 15, 1974 meeting.
|NCCSS Officers for 2018/2019
|Links to Gardens and Other Societies in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area:||Cactus
Society of America (CSSA)
The National Capital Cactus & Succulent Society is an affiliate society of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. For more information about the CSSA see their web site at: http://cssainc.org/