Cactus and Succulent Sale
The Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society will be hosting its annual spring show and sale on Saturday March 30th at the Franklin Park Conservatory.
There will be a good selection of plants to choose from, including many unusual, and hard to find species, as well as some of the more familiar "standards". We offer plants of many sizes, from nice miniatures, suitable for creating your own dish garden, to larger plants, more suitable for larger pots and planters. We will also offer a few established dish gardens, featuring plants which are easy to grow, and adaptable to a wide variety of growing conditions. Other items may include cactus soil, pots, and decorative rocks. Members of the Society will be available to assist with sales, and to provide tips on how to grow these plants. All plants are in limited supply, so plan to come early for the best selection.
Show plants will include some larger, established plants grown by members of the Society as well as a selection of plants from the OSU Biological Sciences Greenhouse Facility
While it is impossible to provide a complete listing of the plants offered, we will probably have plants from the following genera:
Aloe (including Aloe vera)
Bowiea volubilis ("Climbing Onion")
Cactaceae: (the cactus family)
Hatoria ("Drunkard's Dream")
Opuntia ("Prickly Pear" - including several hardy species)
Cissus (succulent grapes)
Euphorbia (the succulent "Spurges")
Gasteria ("Bow Ties" and Cows' Tongues")
Haworthia (the "Pinwheel Plants")
Kalanchoe ("Mother of Thousands")
Stapelia ("Starfish Flower", "Carrion Flower")
I have also created a flier which members can download from this site and post at area libraries, civic centers , etc. and a "press release" to send to area community papers.