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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.


If you have a fondness for succulent plants and would like to know more about them, join us at 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.

You can also interact with us at our Cactus and Succulent Society of Hawaii Facebook page. We hope you can join us. Guests are always very welcome.

2020 Membership dues:
Individual---$20 Family-- $30

Visit our Face Book page at
Cactus and Succulents of Hawaii

and come join us at the

32nd Annual Halawa Xeriscape Garden Open House & Unthirsty Plant Sale

Saturday, August 1, 2020
9 AM to 3 PM
Free Admission. Free Shuttles.

Click here to see the Judged Cactus and Succulent Show at Halawa Xeriscape Garden in 2019. Our members showed off their most impressive plants in another part of the garden as the Plant Sale was going on.
We're there every year, in the big exhibition tent just past the refreshment stands.
Come and witness the wonderfully diverse inhabitants of the succulent world.

Follow events at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden on Facebook

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 21, 2020Garden by the Bay,
Walter TokushigeCacti and Succulents
February 18, 2020Hands-on cactus
Hector WongA cactus you want to graft
April 21, 2020Pachypodium baroniiMaureen FitchPachypodium baron
May 19, 2020Dorstenia gigas and
D. lavranii
Glenn Saito Dorstenias
June 16, 2020Create bonsai with
common Hawaii
Angel RamosA succulent you want
to bonsai
July 21, 2020Old Kona Airport
C&S Garden and
Landscaping with
succulent ground covers
Kaz ShigezawaSucculent
ground covers that
you could use
August 18, 2020Wrap-up of
2020 Halawa Xeriscape Show;
Maybe Hawaii Native
Succulents or Echeverias
Show Committee,
Barbara Alexander
Halawa Show 1st place
winners, Native Hawaii
succulents or
September 15, 2020Something learned at the
2019 Cactus & Succulent Society of America
or Echeverias
Elden Okimura and
Lona Barnett, or
Porsche Adamas, Perla Alvarez,
Marci Doseo
October 20, 2020Shane's Madagascar
Shane TomMadagascar
November 17, 2020Maybe - Making
planters from recycled,
inexpensive Goodwill,
etc containers
John KawamotoSome of your own
recycled containers to
show the club

Members of the Cactus & Succulent Society of Hawaii (CSSH) were featured in the Aug/Sept 2013 issue of "Hana Hou!" (vol. 16, no. 4), the Hawaiian Airlines magazine!

The article:

"Desert Jewels"

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: January 10, 2020