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The Cactus & Succulent Society of Hawaii

Cactus, Succulents and Friendship in Honolulu

The Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii (CSSH) is an independent affiliate group associated with the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Like the national organization the CSSH is dedicated to education, environmental protection, and preservation of these fascinating and unique plants, many of which are threatened and endangered.


On Tuesday, May 18th, 2004, CSSH meetings moved back to a renovated Susannah Wesley Community Center at 1117 Kaili St., just below the H-1 Hwy. in lower Kalihi. The easiest way to find it is to make a right turn off North King St., pass the front of Queen's Super Market and continue up to the end of Kaili St.. Susannah Wesley's parking lot will be to your right, at the corner of Kaili St. and Beckley St..Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday night of months January through November. The program for the evening starts at 7:00PM . Refreshments include tasty homemade treats, and something rare and intriguing is often seen among the door prizes. Come and gain insight into the care and benign neglect of these diverse and drought-tolerant plants. Meet new friends.

Continue to check this website for updates. We hope you can join us. Guests are always very welcome.

2017 Membership dues:
Individual---$20 Family-- $30

Contact the Cactus & Succulent Society of Hawaii through CSSH for comments and questions.

Come join us at the

29th Annual Halawa Xeriscape Garden Open House & Unthirsty Plant Sale
Saturday, August 5, 2017
9 AM to 3 PM
Free Admission. Free Shuttles.

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Have you wondered how the exotic succulent garden next to the Kapiolani Community College parking lot came to be? This is the story about its creation and development.

Moriso Teraoka's Legacy of Aloha

C.S.S.H. programs :

DateTopic SpeakersPlant of the Month
January 2017A walk through
Kikue's garden;
Paper cacti in
John Kawamoto;
Maureen Fitch for
Xiaoling (Linda) He
Euphorbia milii
February 2017AloeBarbara AlexanderAloe
March 2017For beginners,
workshop on
growing cacti &
Includes barrel
cacti & adeniums
(for Shane, Noe,
Karen, Dennis)
Angel RamosA new cactus or
succulent that
you would like
help to grow,
barrel cacti
April 2017TillandsiasWalter TokushigeTillandsias
May 2017BulbsPanel of growers:
John Kawamoto,
Perla Alvarez,
Kikue Akiyama,
Maureen Fitch
Succulent bulbs,
June 2017A walk through the
Rio Botanical
Karl SeffBrazilian cacti
and succulents
July 2017
Convention: July
26 to 29, 2017;
Phoenix, AZ
Loot from the
ConventioneersConvention gems
August 2017Caudiciform
Maureen Fitch,
Glenn Saito, Kikue
Akiyama, Nathan
Caudiciform euphorbias
September 2017Stapeliads and
Duke Nguyen,
Kikue Akiyama,
June Yokomoto,
Perla Alvarez, Angel
Ramos, Maureen
Huernia, Hoya,
Edithcolia, etc.
October 2017Earl's choice:Earl YoungEarl's choice
November 2017Growing cacti &
succulents from
seed, raising
John Kawamoto,
Ron Fitch, Rene
Kurasaki, Duke
Nguyen, Angel
Ramos, Maureen
Cacti &
succulents you've
grown from seed
or hope to grow
from seed!

Members of the Cactus & Succulent Society of Hawaii (CSSH) are featured in the Aug/Sept issue of "Hana Hou", the Hawaiian Airlines magazine!

This publication has beautiful pictures and is a great read about businesses and activities in the islands.

Links to some very helpful sites on the Web:

Adeniums of Hawaii Michael Miyashiro's reference guide to growing adeniums in Hawaii
The Cactus & Succulent Society of America
The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society Gardening advice and resources at your fingertips
The Honolulu Orchid Society because several orchid species have evolved to possess drought-tolerance and are suitable for xerophytic gardens
An article by Mark Dimmitt Orchids can be really rugged beauties
An Adenium Website compiled by Dr Mark Dimmitt and Andre Williams
Pictures by CSSH members
A helpful guide for identifying and learning more about cacti
Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall. The premier cactus and succulent website with links to web pages and other C&S related Internet facilities.
New York Cactus & Succulent Society
University of Arizona Herbareum
Opuntiads of the USA
Central Arizona Cactus & Succulent Society
Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society
Orange County Cactus & Succulent Society
San Diego Epiphyllum Society Beautiful images and cultural information
San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society

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Last Update: February 3, 2017