Succulenticon 2018


in conjunction with
The Epiphytic Cacti and Hoya Society of Australia Inc.


Planning is in full swing for this plant-filled, interesting, social and exciting three and a half days in Perth over the long weekend Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October 2018.

Registrations are now open.

The Succulenticon 2018 Registration Form (PDF) includes costs, how to book your accommodation, and lots of other important information.
EARLYBIRD registration closes 30 April 2018.

The event will begin on the Friday evening, with registration, sales, and welcome refreshments.

It will continue on the Saturday with residual registrations, sales, talks, a dinner and auction in the evening.

Sunday will consist of sales and garden visits, with participants picked up by coach from the hotel and taken to a number of sites over the day. Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch, will again be provided – out and about.

The Monday, which is a public holiday in WA, will also consist of talks and sales, and the event will be formally closed at a gathering at the convention facility.

The event will be fully catered – morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner (Saturday evening and the closing gathering) will be provided in the Full Registration Fee. Day (talk only) and Partner/Saturday Dinner registrations will also be available, as will an ‘early bird’ discount.

On the days following the event members will also be available for privately arranged garden visits.

The event is timed to coincide with the end of the September-long Kings Park Festival, and is in the midst of the world-renowned WA wildflower season.

The venue is the Metro Hotel, in South Perth. Those who attended the Get Together in 2013 will be familiar with this venue, which has been upgraded since that event, and now features a new state-of-the-art Convention centre. As a result it is a high-end convention facility that takes advantage of Perth’s continually developing tourism facilities, with more than adequate parking, and the ability to offer reserved rooms at competitive rates for participants.

Information on accommodation registration/costs is in the Succulenticon 2018 Registration Form (PDF)


International speakers (two talks each):

  • Graham Charles (UK – cacti)
  • Greg Starr (US – Agaves, cacti)
  • Ernst Van Jaarlsveld (South Africa – Gasteria, Aloes, etc)
  • Kraig Wright (US – Echeverias, Aloes)

Australian speakers include:

  • Greg Daniels (Qld – Madagascar)
  • Paul Forster (Qld – 2 talks – Hoyas, and Haworthia selection and cultivar development)
  • Attila Kapitany (Vic – 2 talks – topics to be notified)
  • Jenny Rowland (ACT – topic to be notified)
  • Noelene Tomlinson (NSW – Crassulas Cultivated in Australia)
  • … with more to be notified