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

Gregg DeChirco on Tillandsias

Gregg DeChirico has grown plants of all types for over 30 years. He has a nursery, Gregg’s Greenhouse, located in Carpinteria, specializing in seed-grown, rare and exotic plants. Gregg is a frequent participant and vendor at many local and regional club shows and sales. He has travelled throughout Latin America to photograph the local flora and fauna, featured in many of the programs he offers. Gregg served as president of both the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society and the Santa Barbara Cactus & Succulent Society, and is recent past president of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA).

Gregg will offer a short presentation featuring successful cultural guidelines for growing Tillandsias in Coastal California -from San Francisco to San Diego. The program will cover basic Tillandsia care and also offer a selection of species featured in the gardens of Santa Barbara residents and recommended for growing both indoors and outdoors in coastal and southern California. Gregg is a keen advocate of growing compatible Tillandsia species among succulents in a varied collection.

(Note that there will not be a Mini Show at this meeting)

The meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall


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