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In-person meetings have been cancelled. All meetings in 2020 will be held online.
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South Coast C&SS March Zoom meeting 2021

PRESENTER FOR MARCH:  Gary Duke - "Chile - Land of the Ancients"
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Cactus of the Month

Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubispinus

Mini-Show Cactus March 2021: Echinocereus

Small to medium cacti from USA and Mexico, often with brilliant flowers.
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Succulent of the Month

Gasteria gracilis f. variegata

Mini-Show Succulent March 2021: Gasteria and hybrids

Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants, native to South Africa (and the far south-west corner of Namibia).
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We Aim To:

  • Promote education and cooperation among hobbyists and others interested in the study, culture, and propagation of succulent plants, including cacti.
  • Support the activities of organizations whose goals include the conservation of cacti and succulents in their native habitats.
  • Learn facts, make friends, have fun!
SCCSS 2020 March - Winner Open Succulent - Phyllis DeCrescenzo - Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'

Mini-Show Results March 2020

Mini Show results with photos of winning plants.
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Mini-Show Standings

Table of points from Mini-Shows.

Latest News

Gary Duke interviewed by Cactus Quest on Plant Conservation


Gary Duke, a member of SCCSS since 1984, interviewed by Hunter of Cactus Quest continuing the conversation about ethical plant shopping and why as a collector conservation is something to consider.
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Gary Duke & Cactus Quest “Ethical Plant shopping”

Gary Duke, a member of SCCSS since 1984, was interviewed by Cactus Quest about "Ethical Plant shopping; How to avoid buying poached plants".
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Gary Duke Cactus Quest Interview 2020

“The Duke of Long Beach” Gary Duke Interview

Recently Gary Duke, a member of SCCSS since 1984, was interviewed by Cactus Quest. See the YouTube video.
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