Monthly Meeting: Join us, September 11 at 7:30 pm
Ayers Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia

Winter Show
Nov. 1-2, 2014

September Program
Astrophytums: From Seed Tray to Show Table”
presented by Gunnar Eisel

How does a genus like Astrophytum, consisting of six species, remain such a perennial favorite and source of joy, headaches, and frequent disappointment? Clearly, a major attraction is the stunning beauty of these plants’ exquisite symmetry and often intricately detailed body patterns. However, successful growing of these plants can pose problems and pitfalls even to some experienced growers.

Gunnar Eisel’s presentation will focus on primarily two species; A. myriostigma and A. asterias and the multitude of cultivars that have made these plants so popular. Starting with identification and sorting out the myriad of variations sought by Astrophytum collectors, he will share a few tips based on his successes as well as point out some colossal failures in his attempt to master cultivation of these species.

Gunnar Eisel
When not teaching music history and music theory, Mr. Eisel serves as General Manager of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and president of the SGVCSS.

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Plant of the Month:

Cephaliated Cacti

he C&S Workshop meets Wednesday, September 17th in the Palm Room,
Los Angeles County Arboretum at 7:30 pm.

September C&S WorkshopTopic: Succulent Orchids

And don’t forget – there is always an informal raffle; everyone takes home a plant or plant cuttings.
Hope to see you there.

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