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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 7:30PM . 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.

2015 Membership dues:
Individual---$20 Family-- $30

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

Come join us at Halawa Xeriscape Garden's Unthirsty Plant Sale

Saturday, August 6, 2016
9 AM to 3 PM
Free Admission. Free Shuttles.

Moriso Teraoka's Legacy of Aloha

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.

C.S.S.H. programs :

DateTopic SpeakersPlant of the Month
January 2016E. hedyothoidesMerlinda OaniaE. hedyothoides
February 2016Soil mixes—
grower panel
Panel of growers from
different areas:
Nathan Wong, Angel
Ramos, Perla Alvarez,
Marcy Doseo, Kikue
Akiyama, Earl Young
How to grow succulents well
in different Hawaii locations--
importance of special soil mixes,
watering regimes, fertilizer,
pest control
March 2016Succulent Cinderellas--
Turning paupers
into princesses
Angel RamosHomely succulents
that Angel will help you turn
into show winners
April 2016HaworthiasSylvia Berongis
Maureen Fitch
May 2016LithopsJohn Kawamoto,
Alvina Kai,
Ted Kirnbauer
or anything alive
that resembles them…
June 2016Cacti with Gentle SpinesWalter TokushigeNon-poky cacti
July 2016CeropegiasRon Fitch,
Jon Kawamoto,
Perla Alvarez,
Elsie Nakasone.
Panel discussion
on growing with
cuttings to share
August 2016Adenias
(not adeniums)
Earl YoungAdenias
(not adeniums)
September 2016Beginners'
challenges: What's
ailing your succulent
and how to nurse it
back to health
Panel of growersYour struggling
cacti and succulents
October 2016AgavesKarl Seff and
Angel Ramos
November 2016Making bromeliad
wreaths for the
Phyllis Johnson and
Nathan Wong
to put onto wreathforms
from CSSH

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 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 Plymouth Cactus & Succulent Society
The Amateur’s Digest
Cacti & other succulents
University of Arizona Herbareum
Columnar cacti
Opuntiads of the USA
Central Arizona Cactus & Succulent Society
Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society
Orange County Cactus & Succulent Society
Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society’s show pictures good reference for plant I.D.
Sandiego Epiphyllum Society Beautiful images and cultural information
San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society

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Last Update: February 18, 2016