The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe was established on the 30th March 1969, when its Constitution was unanimously adopted at an inaugural meeting of interested persons.

The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe, is a non-profit organisation, concerned with the enjoyment, preservation, conservation and popularisation of aloes, cacti, succulents, cycads and palms. 

ACSSZ encourages the wider appreciation, education and knowledge of a variety of water-wise plants. 

Our Committee Members are passionate about Zimbabwe's indigenous plant heritage.

The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe incorporates the "Palm and Cycad Branch".

The Objectives of the Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe are:

  1. to unite all who wish to foster a wider appreciation of aloes, cacti and succulents; 
  2. to promote the extension of member's collections of aloes, cacti and succulents on a disciplined basis and to serve their interests in this connection;
  3. to work for the preservation and conservation of the indigenous flora of Zimbabwe, particularly aloes and succulents, in their natural habitat, and to collaborate with the appropriate authorities in this regard;
  4. to strive for the establishment in botanical gardens, parks or other areas, of species of aloes and succulents threatened by extinction;
  5. to carry out and encourage research work on aloes, cacti and succulents and thereby expand knowledge in this field;
  6. to co-operate and liaise with appropriate Government Departments and bodies to further the aims of the Society;
  7. to affiliate to any Society having similar objectives.


New members are very welcome and subscription details are available from the Honorary Secretary at:

PO Box CY 300, Causeway, Zimbabwe

or by emailing

Payment of the annual subscription entitles members to participate in all functions and to enjoy all the facilities of the Society, and to receive the society's publications including: Ingens, the Society's biannual publication, the monthly newsletter and others, as well as gaining access to the specialised library, seed bank, affiliations and resources of the society.

Bank transfers to Zimbabwe are very expensive, we have found the most cost effective for The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe to receiving funds from outside of Zimbabwe is using EcoCash this is a mobile network money transfer service.

The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe has set up a phone to utilise these transactions, the Number is +263 774 257 791

There are two methods:

Payment using Western Union.

Visit any Western Union agent or on the Western Union site and select the above Comet mobile number as the destination for the funds. Funds are instantly routed to the Societies EcoCash wallet in Zimbabwe

Payment using World Remit.

Go to

Register as a sender

Select EcoCash as money transfer medium

Use your bank account, debit card or credit card to transfer funds

Funds are instantly routed to the Societies EcoCash wallet in Zimbabwe

Download our membership form and email along with proof of payment to or contact us directly

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"Xerophytica 2014"

Plants for our Future - Congress 

and Post-Congress Tours were held in Harare from 

20 - 28 June 2014.

Click here for all the historical information.

Annual Membership: due in January each year. Those of you who haven’t paid yet, the alarm bells are ringing and errant members will be struck off soon! In this day and age it is very easy to become digitally dead, Don’t risk it! Remember for your $20 per year, you get a monthly Newsletter, free issues of Ingens as they are printed and you get invited to at least 11 choice venues each year. Big-time Bargain Bonanza! Membership is $20 per person/couple per year. Children $5 per year. Foreign membership US$40 per year...             Make payment to a committee member, CABS Platinum: Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society Acc #: 1002616336 Reference: kindly include your Surname as the deposit reference or through EcoCash: 0774 257 791 (Doreen Richards) Note this is a new number.             The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's new email address is             Check our facebook site             

PO Box CY300 Causeway, Harare

 © CAS 2013 Harare | ACSSZ | several images from Google images

The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe aims to meet on a regular monthly basis throughout the year with well attended and very interesting Outings, Functions and Eventss...             The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe publishes a bi-annual full colour journal, "Ingens"... Monthlly newsletters are emailed to our valued members and these are awaited with much anticipation!             Don't miss the renowned Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's Rare Plant Sales...