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, use of the club library, 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 auctioned off, a small table for selling items is available, and we have a competition with judging and critique.  This competition is called "Plant of the Month" or "POTM". The Gallery shows the Plant of the Month ribbon winners and other images of club activities.


We meet at Cathedral Village, 600 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128

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President: Jason Groth
Vice President: Frank Pearson
Treasurer: Henry Walens
Assistant Treasurer: Karen Samuelenas
Affiliate Representative: Rachelle Aquilla
Recording Secretary: Deb Donaldson
Newsletter Editor:  
Librarian: Bridget Irons
Special Contributors
Judging Coordinator: Barry Bush
Staging Coordinator: Barry Bush
Flower Show coordinator: Paul Wesolowski
Hospitality coordinator: Peg Krengel
Holiday party coordinator:  
Webmaster: Jeff Chapman