this time the
Society of Washington, D.C. has suspended its
Regular Monthly Meetings due to the Covid-19
virus pandemic. We look forward to resuming
our regular meetings in the near future, and
when that occurs we will announce it here on this
This is a beautiful specimen of the popular astrophytum hybrid given the Japanese name 'SuperKabuto'. The history of this particular hybrid remains somewhat of a mystery. The original SuperKabuto is believed to be a hybrid between Astrophytum asterias and another astrophytum species, perhaps Astrophytum capricorne. Today, Astrophytum SuperKabuto plants are crossed with each other and most of the other species of Astrophytum. The primary feature of the SuperKabuto types is the extensive number and size of white hair-like spots on the plant body. The grower of this plant, one of our society members, didn't purposely cross pollinate two of her SuperKabuto plants but simply found a fruit with seeds on one of her plants. She planted the seeds and produced several dozen seedlings, each a bit different from each other. The plant shown above was one of the more attractive of those seedlings.
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NCCSS Regular Monthly Meetings
Our regular monthly meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month between January and June and September and November. We do not meet in July and August and in December we hold our annual Holiday Luncheon. This year, 2020 we have cancelled our April through September meetings and it appears likely we will not have meeting through the remainder of the fall due to the Covid-19 virus. We will announce on this website when our next meeting will be held. Stay tuned.
The National Capital Cactus and Succulent SocietyThe 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. Anselms 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 email@example.com or Bob Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/