Succulenticon 2018


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


Succulenticon, our plant-filled, interesting, social and exciting 3½ days in Perth (Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October 2018) is now over, and we hope all attendees had a great time.
Thank you to the organisers and amazing volunteers who made it happen.

Come back soon for information on future events, including the Get-together in Toowoomba (SA) in October 2019, and Succulenticon 2020 in Queensland.


Some happy Succulenticon 2018 attendees enjoying a garden visit (photo: Tra-M)


A pre-convention excursion to Kings Park, including transport, a guided walk, and lunch, has been arranged for the Friday – this is separately charged.

Convention see the Succulenticon 2018 Program for more details

The event will begin on Friday evening from 5pm, with registrations, sales, and welcome refreshments.

It will continue on the Saturday with residual registrations, sales from 7.30am, talks (8.30am – 5.15pm) and a dinner, auction and additional talk starting at 7pm.

8.30am (sharp) departure – 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 provided – out and about – as well as an evening buffet meal (at 7pm) and raffle draw.

Sales from 7.30am, and talks from 8.45am.
Formal closing and dinner 6.30-8.30pm.

The event will be fully catered – morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner (Saturday evening and the closing gathering) are provided in the Full Registration Fee.

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

The event is timed to coincide with the end of the September 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) (Note registrations are now closed.)


International speakers:

  • Graham Charles (UK – cacti, Peru)
  • Greg Starr (US – Agaves, cacti)
  • Roy Earle (UK – Lithops research, desert living
  • Marquita Ellias (US – botanical names decoded)

Australian speakers include:

  • Dr Bob Chinnock (SA – Gunniopsis)
  • Greg Daniels (Qld – Madagascar)
  • Dr Paul Forster (Qld – Hoyas, Haworthia selection and cultivar development)
  • Max Holmes (SA – Succulenticon 2020)
  • Attila Kapitany (Vic – topics tbd)
  • Jennifer Rowland (ACT – Alexander von Humboldt, scientific traveller)
  • Noelene Tomlinson (Vic – Crassulas cultivated in Australia).