Welcome to the PCSS!

We are hoping to reconvene in September 2021 with regular, in-person meetings. Stay tuned here for details!

We have re-instated the membership e-mail list on July 15, 2021 so look for a WELCOME! note in your inbox.

Here is a link to the July 2021 Newsletter.


The Philadelphia Cactus and Succulent Society was founded in 1942. Its purpose is to exchange knowledge of and experience with succulents among its members. This includes their study, culture, propagation, growing, and collection. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in growing and learning more about succulents. There are more than 100 members at all levels of expertise – beginners and experts, collectors and growers.

The $15 annual dues include the September to June monthly newsletter, and participation in club activities.

PCSS is a member of The Cactus and Succulent Society of America, an international organization dedicated to education, protection and preservation of some of nature’s most unique creations.

At each meeting in addition to a brief business meeting, we have a speaker or interesting activity, members donate plants which are then raffled off, a small table for selling items is available, and a “Plant of the Month” competition with judging and critique. 

We usually meet at Cathedral Village, 600 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will begin meeting online via Zoom video conferencing in September 2020.

Please see our calendar for links and meeting dates throughout the year.