We are a non-profit organization founded in 1973 out of an interest group developed during the Fullerton Arboretum’s first ever Green Scene. We are also the local affiliate of the national Cactus and Succulent Society of America.

Our charter is to stimulate interest in the culture, propagation and preservation of cactus and succulent plants. We do this by providing a forum for sharing this interest and providing fellowship with other enthusiasts.

At the meetings, members and visitors share information, growing tips, and exchange plants. Guest speakers describe their world wide travels exploring plants in natural habitats. We go on field trips to the desert and to cactus dealers. Local cactus dealers often show up at the meetings and many people bring in free plants for others.

Meeting Location

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806-4998

Visitors are always welcome.

Mailing Address

OCCSS, PO Box 1087, Anaheim, CA 92815

Typical Agenda

Meetings feature presentations or workshops by experts on all aspects of our hobby including propagation, culture, research, education, and travel to interesting plant habitats world wide. Refreshments are served. There is also a plant raffle, sales of plants and supplies, and a discussion table for plants brought in by members to get help on culture or identification or just plain show and tell.

In addition to sharing in the combined knowledge and experience of our group, members receive a monthly newsletter, access to our large library of cactus and succulent books and will be able to participate in club activities such as our annual Show & Sale, field trips, garden tours, grower visits and other special events.

Why Become a Member?

Members share in the combined knowledge and experience of our group. They receive a monthly newsletter and access to our large library of cactus and succulent books.

Members have the opportunity to take field trips, garden tours, go on grower visits and participate in our show and sale events and other special activities held throughout the year.

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