Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Ernesto Sandoval - Plant Hormones

Ernesto Sandoval will be presenting a program about plant hormones and how they contribute to better growth and propagation. There will be a friendly and not too technical explanation of why plants do what they do. Members should bring any questions they have about their plants to this interactive discussion.

Mr. Sandoval will bring an amazing assortment of South African bulbs for sale including both Albuca and Cyrtanthus spiralis, several species of Babiana, Gladiolus, and Lachenallia, and even native bulbs such as Dichelostemma and Brodiaea. Included will be some of the more traditional succulents, such as a few types of Gasteria and Haworthia, Euphorbia millotti from Madagascar, Aloe ramossissima, A. hereroensis, A. marlothii, A. krapohliana, A. humilis, as well as a few Agave species, Dorstenia gigas and Dendrosicyos socotrana.

Cactus:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Cacti from Mexico
Succulents:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Crassula (Adromischus, Cotyledon, Tylecodon, Kalanchoe, etc.)
Something Special:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Thinking outside the pot, planting in rock, wood or driftwood (or your choice)
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  

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