Winners at the Cactus, Succulent and Bromeliad Show at SM MOA

Big Winners of cactus, succulent and bromeliad show were announced few days after the grand festival. The event was organized by Philippine Nurserymen Association and BG event management in partnership with SM Mall of Asia and SM Supermalls with media partner Manila Bulletin and Agriculture magazine.

There were more than 50 stalls selling different kinds of cacti, succulents, orchids, plastic pots, fertilizers, ornamental plants, bromeliads among others.

Cactus, Succulent and Bromeliad festival was successful that at least 50,000 went there during the event.

BIG Winners

The winners got special trophy, ribbons, certificate of appreciation and gift certificate courtesy of SM Supermalls.

Best Caudificorm :  Beaucarnea recurvata
Owner: Christian dela Cruz

2nd Place Caudiciform: Pachypodium Brevicaule

Owner: Mr. Wilson Angel

3rd Place Caudificorm: Jatropha belandieri
Owner : Mr. Francis Karl Calica

Best Euphorbia: Euphorbia stellata
Owner: Mr. Lino Rom

2nd Place Euphorbia: Euphorbia venefica
Owner: Mr. Lino Rom

3rd Place Euphorbia: Euphorbia fruticosa
Owner: Mr. Miguel Syyap

Best Mammillaria: Mammillaria compressa
Owner: Sintiqui Tenias

2nd Place Mammillaria: Mammillaria bocasana cv ‘Fred’ Monstrose Form
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

3rd Place Mammillaria: Mammillaria dolichothele baumii cristata
Owner: Mr. Christopher Oblino

Best Gymnocalycium and Best Cactus: Gymnocalycium baldianum cristata
Owner: Ms. Maureen Cristales

2nd Gymnocalycium: Gymnocalycium anisitsii
Owner: Sintiqui Tenias

3rd Place Gymnocalycium: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv ‘Transformer’
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

Best Astrophytum: Astrophytum asterias cv ‘Chocolate Skin’
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

2nd Place Astrophytum: Astrophytum asterias cv ‘Super Kabuto’
Owner: Mr. Francis Karl Calica

3rd Place Astrophytum: Astrophyutum asterias cv ‘Super Kabuto’
Owner: Mr. Wilson Angel




Big Crowd at Bromeliad, Cactus and Succulent Show

Big crowd had visited the opening of the bromeliad , cactus and succulent show at the SM Mall of Asia, Atrium,Pasay City.


ribbon cutting ceremony

The exhibit will also showcase some of the newly created hybrid by Filipinos. There are also on the spot photography contest.

list of sellers

tillandsia exhibit


The show began with ceremonial ribbon cutting with 60 booths selling different kinds of plant from ordinary cacti, bromeliads, tillandsia, gardening supplies, fertilizers, pots, orchids, carnivorous plants among others.

booth selling different kind of cacti, succulents

There were also daily talks, seminar and on the spot raffle for those attending the event.

Neoregelia Rodrigo Duterte breed by Ms. Joan Onari from Davao

Billbergia x Emil Yap III

One Million Plant

One of the highlight of the show, is the rare variegated form of Sanseviera rorida variety “Boy Ganigan” Regale. It is roughly around $19,440.86 conversion rate.

The show is in partnership with Manila Bulletin , Agriculture magazine and Arids and Aroid Events Management. For those who wanted to come, There is no entrance fees and the show will until June 23, 2019 Sunday.

Note: Photos are courtesy of Mr. Lebon Ong, Arids and Aroid, Mr. Marlon Valdellon

A Gift to the World: Bromeliad, Cactus and Succulent Show

The Philippines is known for its Flora Biodiversity, in the world or Horticulture the Philippines is very well known for its Horticulture contributions, biggest example would be Vanda sanderiana and Phalaenopsis aphrodite. The show will be from June 20 to 23, 2019 at Artium Area, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

These endemic Philippine Orchids have been the primary parents for most of the best and well known Foreign Hybrids across the globe. Seeing this worldwide fame of our endemic species as A Gift to the World. It is about time that Philippine Growers and Hybridizers show to the world. For those coming to the show, there is no entrance fees and there will be daily lectures, games and plant auction.

Daily Lectures/ Demonstrations:

June 20, Thursday
1pm Cactus Care During Rainy Season
4pm All About Caudiciform

June 21, Friday
1pm Tillandsias & Bromeliads as Home Decor
4pm Cactus and Succulents as Ornamentals

June 22, Saturday
1pm Growing Tillandsias Indoors and Artificial Lighting
4pm Compact Gardening for Small Spaces

June 23, Sunday
1pm Growing Bromeliads in the Metro
There will also be an auction at 4pm on June 23.

The Cactus, Succulent, and Bromeliad Festival will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium in Pasay City from June 20 to 23. Lectures will be held at 1:00PM to 4:00PM



A Gift to the World highlights Philippine Horticulture in its finest with out any Biases towards Plants, Organizational and Political affiliations this is one of the Dreams of the Owner of Manila Bulletin. Let us make support this Dream.

There is no entrance fees in this show.

Cactus and Succulent Convention 2019 Winners

Dish Garden Contest Winner
Entitled: BAHURA (coral reefs)

A call for preservation of our rich marine biodiversity using different cactus and succulents that closely depicts corals and marine inhabitants.
By: Pascal Kiko Adarayan Villalba II

At the cactus convention held from May 17 , 18 and 19 , 2019 this collection of cacti caught the attention of the judges.

Cactus and Succulent Convention Philippines 2019

Cactus and Succulent Convention in partnership with Manila Bulletin, Agriculture Magazine, UN Square Mall and Manila Prince Hotel.

The 1 day Cactus and Succulent Convention had moved from Sequioa Hotel in Quezon City to a more commuter friendly Manila Prince Hotel in Manila. This was due to the clamor of by the participants to have bigger venue and more convenient in commuting. The convention places is near LRT line 1 UN avenue, passenger jeepneys , buses and auv express which ply the Taft avenue route. Special participation is Mr. Zong Li a breeder of Haworthia from Taiwan.

When Art Emulates Life“. A whole day seminar featuring the renowned plant staging and pottery artist, Keith Kitoi Taylor from the USA.

Participation fees is Php 1,500 per day for those attending convention, This also comes with free snacks and each ticket gets you a chance to win a Keith Kitoi Taylor pot and cactus and succulents from the sponsors.

Conference will be held at the Manila Prince Hotel on May 19, 2019, the whole day conference will have local guest speakers included Mr. Lino Rom, Mr. Butchi Romero,Mr. Nonoy Sionosa, Mr. Chong Pasion, Mr. Dan Saclangan,Mr. Ron Apostol, Mr. Joey de Castro and Mr. Wilson Simuangco Angel.

Limited slots are available at the convention. There will be bazaars , talks and exciting raffles items at stake at the 3 day bazaar from May 17, 18 and 19 from 8:00am to 5:00pm which will be held at UN Square Mall in United Nations avenue corner San Marcelino street, Ermita, Manila.

See you there at the convention and trade bazaar!