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South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – July 2023

2023-07-09 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Kelly Griffin

Mini-Show Cactus of the Month:  Melocactus
Mini-Show Succulent of the Month: Bromeliaceae (other than Tillandsia)

PRESENTER FOR July:  Kelly Griffin: “Aloe Hybrids”

Kelly Griffin
Kelly Griffin
Kelly is a succulent plant hybridizer, propagator and avid plant explorer.  Like many of us, his interest in plants and particular succulent plants, started at a fairly young age. Since his early exposure, Kelly has traveled to 20+ countries searching for plants, visiting Madagascar 5 times, South Africa 5 times and Mexico 25 plus times to name a few. He worked as the Curator of Succulents at Rancho Soledad Nursery for 11 years and for the past 10 years he has been working for Altman’s Plants as Succulent Plant Development Manager.
Aloe 'Lavendar Star'
Aloe 'Lavendar Star'
Kelly has become well known for his hybridizing and is responsible for over 100 succulent hybrids now in the trade, including Aloes, Agaves and Echeverias. His specialty that he is well known for are his Aloe hybrids that are 30 years in the making (Pink Blush, Delta lights, Christmas Sleigh and Coral Fire etc) and some Agave hybrids and selections too (Blue Glow, Snow Glow, Cubic, Black and Blue, Dragon toes, Spawn, and Crème Brûlée to name just a few). He is also responsible for obtaining seed from many interesting species and propagating the seed for all to enjoy in cultivation.
Kelly has been a member of the San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society since 1992.  He has been on the board of Directors for the SDCSS for way too long, he served 4 years as that clubs President and 2 years as Vice-President.  He was very honored to be named a Fellow of the San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society.

Kelly currently serves as a director on the board of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

He will be bringing some of his hybrids and some seed grown plants for sale.


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society
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South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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