CSSA June 2021 Monthly Gathering
Time & Location
About the Event
Unfortunately due to the continued COVID restrictions in place, the June gathering of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia will now be held via live streaming and Zoom, and not at the Mt Waverly Youth Hall.
Details and all other general information on attending virtually via the live stream and Zoom will be provided via email to members and the CSSA FB Members-Group and Public Page Event post.
Attila Kapitany - All about my life with cacti and succulents. What gets me excited – why and how does it all start!
Now 62 years of age, most of Attila’s life from childhood has been consumed by plants. Follow his journey through pictures as it changes course a few times but always with plants. Almost 30 years of cactus obsession, then leaning more towards softer succulents. Now in semi-retirement focussing more on Australian native succulents – with his new obsession - conservation!
Many great habitat pictures of cacti including Copiapoas and Trichocereus pasacana. Some early historic nursery snippets and many surprising succulents.
A little more about Attila
Attila Kapitany is a leading expert on Australian succulents. He has written and co-authored 18 books on cacti and succulents including large tomes on Copiapoa, Echeveria and Australian Native Succulents.
Nearly 40 years ago, with his brother Jeno, he developed and established several nurseries, both wholesale and retail, that are now Australia’s largest centres for succulent research, development and marketing. He has since left the commercial business to continue and expand what he loves doing the best – promoting the passion for plants to others.
For several decades, Attila’s professional and private life has been consumed by the appreciation and promotion of these plants to the collector, the gardener and the general public. He has regularly appeared on television, radio and stages around the country and internationally.
In the last 15 years he has become best known for his work with Australian native succulents and other xerophytes including bottle trees and boabs.
More recently, along with the Australian Government, Attila helped organise a series of postage stamps featuring his favourite plants.