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MEETING PROGRAM: Sean Dean Gildenhuys on the genus Haworthiopsis

Born in October 1983 (Pretoria) and grew up in the town Mbombela (previously Nelspruit), situated in the north-eastern part of the country. It is here in my childhood that I developed a keen interest in plants and nature as a whole. In 2002 I returned to Pretoria where I studied horticulture and got my degree. I have been involved with the Succulent Society of South
Africa and has been involved with Gariep Plants and Kambroo Plants nurseries for the past 14 years. I have a wide interest in plants ranging from succulents to tropical plants, but grow mainly succulent plants for the local and export market. Botanically I am interested in members of the Aloaceae family and has given several presentations on the subject in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany. I have also published several articles these plants and other succulent plants topics.
TIME: Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. Please arrive at least half an hour early to set up Plants of the Month, buy plants from our vendors, ask questions regarding your plants, or socialize.

PLANTs-OF-THE-MONTH: Cactus: Echinocereus – Succulent: Aloe

LOCATION: Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Rd., Long Beach, CA. The Rancho is in a gated community, the entrance of which is at the south end of Palo Verde Ave. Tell the guard at the gate that you’re going to the Cactus Club meeting. The meeting will take place downstairs in the Rancho Center’s bullpen room.

REFRESHMENTS: We follow the alphabet to determine who is to bring snacks and finger foods. This month, those with last names starting with the letter M are asked to bring goodies. Please feel free to bring something even if you don’t fall into this group.


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