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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 1, 2015
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 2015Euphorbia miliiAngel RamosEuphorbia milii
February 2015Baja: cacti and
Dave WatsonCacti and
succulents from
March 2015New Euphorbia
francoisii varieties
Nathan Wong,
Glenn Saito,
Sylvia Berongis
E. francoisii, Mini and
show in
preparation for
August Halawa
April 2015Attaching
tillandsias to
Merlinda OaniaHands-on
workshop with
bamboo provided
but bring your
own tillandsias
May 2015AstrophytumEarl YoungAstrophytum
June 2015
CSSA Convention
Claremont, CA
New Members'
Sandy Kagawa Any cactus or
succulent to talk
July 2015EuphorbiasBarbara AlexanderEuphorbias
August 2015Landscaping with
Kaz Shigezawa,Succulents
September 2015Blooming cactiWalter TokushigeCacti in flower
October 2015Matching your
succulent with its
Karen KimPotted succulents
to be critiqued
November 2015FerocactusKarl SeffFerocactus

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 Amateurís 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 Societyís 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, 2012