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South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – June 2018

2018-06-10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Cactus of the Month: Gymnocalycium

Succulent of the Month: Pachypodium

PRESENTER FOR JUNE IS: Rob Roy MacGregor – “Alternative Ways to Propagate Cacti and Succulents”.

Rob’s talk will be a discussion of methods used to save damaged plants, in addition to methods that intentionally inflict damage to promote offsetting. The discussed methods include: bisection, decapitation, and hot nailing. Rob will also incorporate a hands-on demonstration of each of the previously listed methods. The goal of this discussion is to demonstrate the additional benefits of these procedures beyond forced offsetting.

Rob Roy MacGregor
started this hobby later in life after he and his family bought their house in Riverside. With the ample space their new backyard provided, he began creating a cactus landscape. He gathered plants from local box stores and building supply yards. In order to acquire more plants, in various varieties, he began volunteering his time at Jurupa Mountain cactus gardens. It was there that he met his mentor who aided in his cactus education by insisting he learn the correct scientific names and spelling of plants. On top of helping learn the naming of plants he encouraged Rob to make observations on the plants and how they grow. In doing so Rob was led down the path of propagation. By then, Rob had joined a few cactus clubs further exposing him to plants and expanding his collection to new heights. Today, he has 5 small structures filled with plants in addition to his front and backyard landscapes designed with his cacti and succulents.

Rob Roy MacGregor


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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