Cactus & Succulent Society of San Jose
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Welcome, Visitors!

The Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose (CSSSJ) welcomes you to our website.

The CSSSJ is a diverse group of people with a mutual interest in and fascination for cacti and other succulent plants.

Succulent plants are among the most bizarre, beautiful, and varied in the entire plant kingdom. If you share our interest in these fascinating and unique plants, or just want to learn more, we invite you to join us at our meetings and have some fun.

If you’d like to become a member, you can do so for $15 a person, or $20 a couple. See the Membership Page for additional details.

Upcoming Events

April Meeting: Dudleya of the Channel Islands, and the naming of a new species of mainland liveforever.

Sunday, April 7th, 12:30 PM

Stephen McCabe, a Fellow of the San Jose Cactus and Succulent Society and Emeritus Director of Research for the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden will give his first talk since the publication of an article on the Dudleya of the Channel Islands and another publication naming a new species of Dudleya from Orange County, California. He has collaborated with members of the California Native Plant Society and with staff of the Channel Islands National Park on research on the plants.

Possible unnamed species from the Channel Islands

The new species that McCabe just named: Dudleya chasmophyta

Stephen will be bringing some plants for sale to the meeting.

Meetings take place at the Ethel & William Prusch Multicultural Arts Center, on the northeastern edge of the Emma Prusch Farm Park.

Spring Show & Sale

The Spring Show and Sale returns to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and will take place over the weekend of April 27-29. For all of the details, see its dedicated page.

The Spring 2024 promotional flyer
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