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The Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society, founded 1968

An affiliate of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America     FACEBOOK PAGE

PURPOSE: We are a non-profit organization of people from the State of Oklahoma interested in Cacti, Succulents, and other Xerophytic plants. We exchange information in organized programs and projects. Some of our topics are plant development, cultivation, conservation, and protection and propagation of endangered species.

What is a cactus?

Cactus or Cacti - any of a family (Cactaceae, the cactus family)of plants with fleshy stems and branches with scales or spines instead of leaves.

Succulent - full of juice; a plant: having fleshy tissues designed to conserve moisture: a succulent plant (as a cactus).

Xerophyte - a plant structurally adapted for life and growth with a limited water supply esp. by means of mechanisms that limit transpiration or that provide for the storage of water.

An old saying: 'All cactus are succulents, but not all succulents are cactus.'

Cactus Names:

Genus name - Astrophytum - Species name - asterias - Common name - Sand Dollar
Genus name - Gymnocalycium - Species name - baldianum - Common name - Chin Cactus
Genus name - Epithelantha - Species name - micromeris - Common name - Button Cactus

Succulent Names:

Genus name - Sansevieria - Species name - trifasciata - Common name - Mother-in-law's tongue
Genus name - Crassula - Species name - arborescens - Common name - Silver Jude Plant
Genus name - Lithops - Species name - marmorata - Common name - Living Stones

Cacti Gardening in Oklahoma

General Care of your Cacti

Winter Hardy Succulents

MEETINGS: Third Thursday of each month 7.00pm
Will Rogers Garden Center
3400 N. W. 36th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We have programs about cacti and other succulents. We have plant and seed give-a-ways, drawings, and exchanges. And lots of 'plant talk' and refreshments. You may want to check with one of the contact people for location of meeting because we sometimes meet at our members homes in the summer.


This is our monthly newsletter about our club and member activities including our next meetings, show dates, and news from other Cactus and Succulent societies from around the country.

LIBRARY: We have a very nice library of books about cacti and succulent plants. It is maintained by the club and available to members.

PROJECTS: The north wing of the Will Rogers Gardens Conservatory is 'home' to a very nice cacti and succulent collection. It is maintained by the members of the Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Our members have also helped with the re-landscaping of the indoor succulent plant collection of the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. In addition to volunteer work, we have also donated numerous plants.

We are also working with the Oklahoma City Zoo to help them build a collection of cactus and succulents.

FIELD TRIPS: We periodically take field trips to various locations in Oklahoma for the purpose of observing Oklahoma cactus and succulent species in their natural habitat. We also visit the cactus and succulent greenhouse of both club members and growers with in our state.

AFFILIATION: Cactus and Succulent Society of America, and our club also interacts with the Cacti and Succulent Society of Tulsa, and the Northwest Oklahoma Cactus and Xerophyte Society.


Individual Membership - $10.00
Family Membership - $15.00

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Send dues to our club Treasurer:Peggy Anglin
2700 N.W. 56th St.
Oklahoma City, Ok. 73112
All memberships include the club's monthly newsletter, The Offset.


President & Newsletter Editor- Niki Furrh - 405-722-1718 - tnfurrh@cox.net
Vice President- Rosario Douglas - 405-447-7617 - rd501983@gmail.com
Secretary - Robert Millison robert.millison@yahoo.com
Treasurer - Peggy Anglin - 405-840-4583 - anglin@swbell.net
CSSA Affiliate Rep - Joyce M. Bateman-Hochtritt - 405-737-1831 - Cactibud@cox.net
For more information contact any of the above officers.

List of native cacti of Oklahoma.

We are currently working on a list of native succulents other than cacti.



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