South Coast C&SS monthly meeting February 2020
February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
Cactus of the Month: Epiphytic cactus
Succulent of the Month: Haworthia, Astroloba
PRESENTER FOR FEBRUARY IS: Sean Dean Gildenhuys – “Haworthiopsis”.
Born in October 1983 (Pretoria) Sean grew up in the town Mbombela (previously Nelspruit), situated in the north-eastern part of the country. It is here in his childhood that Sean developed a keen interest in plants and nature as a whole. In 2002 he returned to Pretoria where he studied horticulture and got his degree.
Sean has been involved with the Succulent Society of South Africa and has been involved with Gariep Plants and Kambroo Plants nurseries for the past 14 years. He has a wide interest in plants ranging from succulents to tropical plants, but grows mainly succulent plants for the local and export market.
Botanically Sean is interested in members of the Aloaceae family and has given several presentations on the subject in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany. He has also published several articles these plants and other succulent plants topics.