Staging Winter Growers

With Keith “Kitoi” Taylor
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time

NOTE: Members and visitors can attend in person in San Francisco, or watch on Zoom.


Program Description

At our February meeting, master grower Keith Taylor will do a presentation on growing and staging caudiciform succulents. He will bring specimens from his collection, and he will discuss growing conditions, growing mediums and container considerations for staging your plants. Have your questions ready!

Keith began collecting caudiciform succulents in 1991, and he now has more than 800 plants. He grows in plastic pots and raised beds. Keith prefers his succulents to look like wild specimens rather than cultivated plants. He grows them hard, meaning limited water, little to no feeding and hot sun to give them that habitat look.

In 2008, Keith began creating pottery to show off his plants. He believes the pot should compliment, not distract. His pottery is sought after by C&S collectors as well as bonsai artists. Keith sells his work at C&S clubs and shows, bonsai clubs, online through Facebook and Instagram. He accepts custom orders and ships worldwide.

For the show and tell table this month, Caudiciform plants.

Our speaker Keith Taylor will have pottery and plants for sale.

Snack table: Snacks are back! It works on the honor system – we suggested you bring something to share every couple of months if you partake regularly. Please clean up what you brought at the end of the night.

Current SF Covid requirements for our venue: Masks and vaccination recommended. We will keep doors open to ensure adequate ventilation so dress to keep warm.

Watch Online

On Zoom: Register or join the meeting in progress.

Or watch the simulcast on our Facebook page:

Meeting Agenda

7:00 Mingling and announcements
7:30 Formal presentation starts promptly with Society business
7:35 Show and Tell Table
7:50 Leg stretch
7:55 Featured presentation

Upcoming Events

  • Meetings on the third Tuesday each month
  • Show and Sale June 16-18, 2023
  • Mesembs Virtually quarterly Zoom lectures. Next one is in April and will feature Brian Kemble talking about Mesembs at the Ruth Bancroft Garden.
  • Miss our annual field trips? Want to help us plan one? Get in touch.