No question, the popularity of cactus and succulents has grown immensely over the past few years. It seems there is almost nobody who is not fascinated by the countless shapes, textures and colors of the nearly 10,000 species throughout the world.
If you're one of those who love succulents, you're in the right place. Southern California is likely the epicenter of the world for succulent plant collectors, hobbyists and enthusiasts.
If you're fascinated by these amazing plants you're probably craving more, but where should you go? You're already making regular migrations to local nurseries and garden centers. You know the succulent inventory at these places from memory. Perhaps you want more; what's next?
Over the next couple of weeks two famous cactus and succulent shows return to Southern California, one in Orange County, the other in Los Angeles County. Each is excellent; the Orange County show is nearby and convenient; the L.A. show is huge, but a farther drive. At both shows the Sedum searchers, Haworthia hunters, Pachypodium pursuers and Stapelia seekers will be out in full force.