Meeting Location: Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren, 2450 N 64th St, Scottsdale

Meeting Time: 2:00 p.m

Presenter: Tom Glavich

Tom is a long time collector and propagator of succulent plants.  He is one of the co-chairs of the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show.  He is the author of two succulent cultivation books published by the CSSA   He is a frequent contributor to the CSSA Journal and To The Point.  He lives in Altadena, California.

Presentation: Exploring Euphorbia

Euphorbias can be found on every continent except Antarctica.  They are the mainstay of many collections, and make up a large fraction of every cactus and succulent show.  They range in size from tiny geophytes to giant tree-like specimens, and range in difficulty of cultivation from the nearly impossible to kill, to nearly impossible to keep alive.  We will explore the world of Euphorbias, looking first at Euphorbias from South Africa, Madagascar, North Africa and Mexico.  Then we will look at mutants cultivation and propagation. We will finish with a tour of some habitats and gardens.

From top to bottom:

  • Euphorbia sepulta from Somalia.
  • Euphorbia misera, native to Southern California and northern Baja California Mexico.
  • Euphorbia hallii flower, native to Central Cape Province, South Africa.
  • Euphorbia clivicola, native to South Africa.