The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe has amongst its objectives, an aim to affiliate to any Society having similar objectives.

Please find the links to some of these affiliations, on this page, for your ease of reference and contact.


OTHER Affiliations

Zimbabwe Tree Society

Zimbabwe Orchid Society

Mountain Club of Zimbabwe (ideal for collectors of indigenous plants to join)




The British Cactus & Succulent Society

Cactus & Succulent Society of America

The Haworthia Society (RSA)

The International Asclepiad Society

Royal Horticultural Society

Cactus and Succulent Society of New South Wales

The Succulent Society of South Africa

The Johannesburg Succulent Society

|Zim Aloe Chick

The Haworthia Society (UK - International society for the study, propagation and conservation of Haworthias, Gasterias, Aloes, Bulbines and other related South African plants)

 The Chairman's Report:

with special reference to Fumigation, Chemicals and Fertilisers and Dividing the Cycads pictures 

Ewanrigg Botanic Garden : Ewanrigg Botanical Garden is noted for its wide collection of indigenous and exotic plants and owes its origin to the late Mr. Harold Basil Christian. Mr. Christian came to the then Rhodesia in 1914 as a farmer. He later turned his attention to botany and horticulture.It was in the field of botany and in the study of the genus aloe that he made many valuable scientific contributions. Building on his success with aloes, he later turned his attention to a cycad collection. In his garden which covered, 1,5 hectares, a very comprehensive collection of aloes, cycads and many species of small succulent plants was acquired - all of which were planted with considerable care and particular attention to their physical arrangement.


ACSSZ recently donated chemicals sourced from Cit Chem Zimbabwe for the spraying of cycads in Ewanrigg - this was completed with the Ewanrigg Botanic Garden curator and used approximately 15 litres of pesticides. The Society is also geared to donate at least 4 bags of Semi-Organic, Slow release fertiliser for the cycads, which will be administered along with Ewanrigg staff. The ACSSZ has purchased a freezer to protect cycad pollens in the aid of working together with Ewanrigg in protecting and propagating rare cycads in the collection. Should you be interested in this pollen, or able to donate any pollen, please get hold of the committee or Ewanrigg Gardens directly. 

Harare Botanic Gardens:

Zimflora : Everyone who reads this will have had the experience of coming upon a flower or a plant and asking: “What is that?” Well, here is one way to go about getting an answer to your question.  It’s called "Zimflora". Zimflora has more than 14,012 images for 3059 species, of which 2934 are native or naturalised and 125 are purely cultivated. Post your pictures and questions on the website, and we’ll almost guarantee you that you’ll receive a well-informed and probably authoritative response.





Annual Membership fees

are due in January each year. Now is the time to renew. Remember for your dues, you get a monthly newsletter, free issues of Ingens as they are published and under normal conditions you are invited to at least 11 choice venues per year. Big-time Bargain Bonanza.

Step 1: complete the membership form and email

Step 2: pay and communicate your proof of payment:

Local Membership - US$10 single or per couple. US$5 pensioners. US$2 children

South Africa membership - US$10 per year

Regional and Foreign membership - US$40 per year.

Make payment to: A Committee Member in cash (US$) at the AGM or at the monthly meetings going forward. Be sure to bring US$ cash for the correct amount as change is a big problem. Alternately, make arrangements to drop off dues with Mike Caulfield (please make arrangements with Mike by messaging or calling him on 0772 241 286

Make payment into our Nostro Account:
CABS Nostro Michael Caulfield 11 25107839
Reference: kindly include your Surname as the deposit reference.

Payment using Western Union:

Visit any Western Union agent or on the Western Union site and quote: 

"Mike Caulfield" and ID "714896 W 00"

The sender will receive a mATCN code, which should be sent to 

+263 774 257 791 or

You may need to supply 2 email addresses as below: and

Funds are instantly routed to the Society in Zimbabwe

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Ecocash: 0772 255 784 (Doreen Richards) Please message your SURNAME and REFERENCE.


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

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 (number of publications may differ year to year), the monthly newsletter, Ortholopha and others, and have access to the specialised librarySeed BankAffiliations and ACSSZ resources.

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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 Events...             The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe publishes a bi-annual full colour journal, "Ingens"...             Don't miss the renowned Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's Rare Plant Sales...