Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose


What is a Pelargonium? Species Pelargoniums are primarily found in Africa with a†handful of†species making it to eastern Africa, two in Turkey and a few in Australia. Pelargoniums are commonly mistaken for geraniums, though relatively different in flower morphology. This Sunday, Joseph Hidalgo will be speaking on Pelargoniums with focus on the succulent species and geophytes.

He will be bringing pottery and pelargoniums to sell.

Cactus:         Advanced • Novice  
Passion: What cactus are you most obsessed with?
Succulents:         Advanced • Novice  
Passion: What succulent are you most obsessed with?
Something Special:         Advanced • Novice  
Pelargoniums (or your choice)
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
Blooms in the Fall

The meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall

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