Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society

Our mission is to promote knowledge, enjoyment, cultivation, and conservation plants amongst its members, other individuals, and organizations throughout Colorado.


Seasonal Growing Tip: Acclimation

Something our houseplants appreciate is a nice summer vacation outdoors. Growing houseplants in Colorado can often be a challenge, especially during our lengthy, short day winters. So, when summer is here it is good to get your plants outdoors to bask in brighter light.

Acclimating our plants to the bright, hot, dry conditions of Colorado summer is very important. We sure don’t want to scorch any part of our plant. So, when taking your plants outside gradually introduce them to their summer home. Put them in a spot where they get bright light but no direct sunlight. After a couple of weeks, they can be introduced to the early morning and/or the late afternoon sun with filtered sun or bright shade during the hottest part of the day.

Make sure and do some research about your particular plants before exposing them to too much light. If they are summer growers they need as much light as possible short of burning. If they are winter growers and need a rest during summer, they
need much less light.


June 27, 2019

Source for Cactus and Succulent Books

Exotic Plant Books  is the best source for books and literature on Cacti & Succulents as well as other tropical and specialty plants and mushrooms.  Just follow the link above…
June 27, 2019

Neobessyea (Escobaria) robbinsorum

Neobesseya (Escobaria) robbinsorum is a rare cactus native to only a small region of Arizona.  This is a nursery-grown seedling. Photo courtesy of Ethical Desert
February 9, 2019

Society Publications

2019 Growing Cacti and Succulents (Planned) 2016 The Cactus of Colorado By: Don and Donnie Barnett Summary: Complete guide to the Cactus flora of Colorado. 24 species and varieties, including…
June 25, 2018

Industry Directory

Industry Directory Gardens & Nurseries Is your favorite garden missing? Let us know! Click here to email your updates. Please include the name, location, and website. All Its Own, Colorado nature -…
June 25, 2018

Grants & Administration Information

Grants & Administration Information CCSS Grant Program CCSS is devoted to fostering understanding and appreciation of all kinds of succulents including cacti. To further this effort, CCSS will grant funds…