Gates Cactus and Succulent Society
est. July 1959

Howard Elliot Gates


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In July of 1959 a small group of succulent enthusiasts gathered in the Rialto home of Bill and Eleanor Hughes.

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  • Picture of Dr. Robert Webb and desert cacti and succulents
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  1. I live in Irvine and have a big cactus plant that I can no longer care for. Does anyone pick up? I started to cut it up, but it was brutal. It’s about 6 feet tall in a pot, and it doesn’t work here. Help!


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