of the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society of
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Grafting involves attaching one type of cactus, called the "scion", to the top of a second type of cactus, called the "stock". If grafted correctly, the vascular system of the stock, which is usually a more vigorous type of cactus, will provide increase water and nutrients to the attached scion and enhance its growth. In the graft shown above, the scion are two year old seedlings of Frailea castanea, a small cactus with an attractive dark purple body. The two fraileas have been grafted on a vigorously growing Opuntia humifusa cactus. It is relatively easy to graft small plants onto the opuntia because it has a relatively large top area. You can see the amount of growth the fraileas made in just six months. Normally such growth would have taken approximately three years. You can see that the fraileas have already flowered and produced fruit. Grafting can speed propagation of rare plants but speeding flowering and fruit and seed production.
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NCCSS Annual Plant Display and Sale
Saturday August 3, 2019
Our annual plant display and plant sale is schedule for only a single day this year, Saturday August 3, 2019. It will be held at The Visitor's Center at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902. (301) 962-1400. The sale will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Of course the best and most unusual plants go early as this sale is usually well attended. Credit card sales will be available.
The National Capital Cactus and Succulent SocietyThe NCCSS is a group of individuals sharing an interest in the collecting and growing of cacti and other types of succulent plants. We meet once a month from September through June. In August we hold an annual plant show and sale at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. Our Regular Monthly Meetings are held at St. Anselms Abbey School at 14th & South Dakota Ave. N.E. Washington, DC. Our meeting begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at Noon. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and are interested in succulent plants, why not visit one of our meetings and share your interest with others who also love these weird and fascinating plants.
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To join the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society contact Ric Tursan email@example.com or Bob Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a sample of our most recent newsletter, The Eastern Spine, contact newsletter editor Bob Stewart. Annual membership dues are $10.00
Like To Know More About Aeoniums?
Society member Donna Kuroda presented a program on Aeoniums at our October 2011 meeting and she has agreed to allow you access to that program through a PDF presentation. Just click here on the word AEONIUM to call up the program. This is a large file and make take a minute or two to load, depending on the speed of your computer.
The Eastern Spine is the official newsletter of the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society. It is published monthly, September through June and is included with your society membership. Join our club and get your own copy delivered to your mailbox.
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Capital Cactus and Succulent Society:
Benefits of the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society:
Our program committee arranges for us to have a unique event each and every month. These consist of lectures, slide shows, informal discussions and presentations; they are always interesting and informative.
Plant of the Month:
Information on Growing Succulent Plants:One of the important aspects of growing healthy succulent plants is using the proper potting soil mix. You can read the NCCSS Potting Soils for Succulent Plants handout by clicking right HERE.
If you have any surplus plants, seeds, pots, books or any other plant related items you want to sell, you can bring them to the meeting. Set your own price. 25% goes to the club to buy new books and cover other club related expenses.
First meeting was held July 21, 1974 at the Samson House at
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD. The club newsletter, The Eastern
Spine, became official for the November 1974 meeting. The club
began its affiliation with the Cactus & Succulent Society of
America with the adoption of the By-Laws at the September 15, 1974
|Links to Gardens and Other Societies in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area:||Cactus
of America (CSSA)
The National Capital Cactus & Succulent Society is an affiliate society of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. For more information about the CSSA see their web site at: http://cssainc.org/