Next Meeting:

Succulent Propagation Panel

With Marilyn Mangle, Naomi Bloss and Walker Young
Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 pm

Location: Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco MAP

The January meeting will feature a panel discussion on propagation of succulents, with three guest panelists: Marilyn Mangle, Naomi Bloss and Walker Young. Marilyn has been overseeing the growing of our club's plants for some years (both for the raffles at our monthly meetings and for our annual show and sale), so she is well known to most of our membership. Naomi runs a nursery in Watsonville called California Succulents, and she has been growing and propagating a wide assortment of cacti and succulents for many years. Walker is the Assistant Curator at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, and was formerly the Nursery Manager there. He also teaches classes on succulent propagation at RBG.

The panelists will take questions from the membership and show some of the techniques they use when growing the wonderful plants we all enjoy learning about. If you have questions you want to ask or problems that need solving, keep them in mind when you come on January 20. Or feel free to share your own insights with the other SFSCS members. We all have a lot to learn from one another. The January Featured Growers will be Carl Frederick and Russell Wagner. They cultivate many winter-growing succulents at a greenhouse in Oakland, so this is the perfect time of year to have them show off their beauties.

What to bring:

For the Show & Tell table, we will feature Tylecodons, Othonnas and Pelargoniums on the succulent side, and Gymnocalyciums on the cactus side. As always, feel free to bring in anything at all that you would like to share. Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters O to S, and any other members who would like to contribute this month.

A generous offer from

Anyone, club member or not, who makes a purchase from can earn credit for the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society. The credit amounts to 10% of your purchases, which in turn, the club would use to purchase books for our library. is an online bookseller with nearly 200 titles on succulents alone and has many other categories of plant books as well. If you are interested, please access their store using this promotional web link: