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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.

2010 Membership dues:
Individual---$20 Family-- $30

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

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.

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 21, 2014Euphorbia miliiAngel Ramos and
Maureen Fitch
Euphorbia milii
February 18, 2014How to start
dish gardens
Pachi TomasaCacti and
for dish gardens
March 18, 2014Antplants--rooted
and seedlings
Maureen Fitch
Rene Kurasaki
Cathy Suwa
Hydnophytum and
April 15, 2014Bursera,
Nathan WongBursera,
May 20, 2014See How Your Gift
to Me Grew in an
Interesting Pot
Angel RamosGift plants
June 17, 2014A CactusEarl YoungCacti
July 15, 2014Tillandsia growing
on garden racks
Walter TokushigeTillandsia
August 19, 2014Tree Aloes in our
Group presentation:
Karl, Kaz, Maureen
Tree aloes:
seedlings, cts
September 16, 2014AeoniumBarbara Alexander,
Marcy Doseo,
Perla Alvarez
October 21, 2014Tree AloesMaureen FitchAloe
November 18, 2014GasteriaKarl SeffGasteria

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