Tag Archives: Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Big Winners of Cactus Dish Garden at the Cactus Craze Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

The Cactus Craze hosted by Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines (CSSP ) , Bonsai and Suiseiki Alliance of the Philippines Inc. (BSAPI ) 2016 show had formally opened last April 28 to the public at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

winners of the attendance raffle for cacti and succulents

 There were a lot of activities like small dish garden competition , medium size dish garden competition, individual cacti and succulent plant competition, table judging , daily lectures and plant bazaar .

There is an entrance fee of Php 20.00 general public and Php 10.00 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s . The show is until May 8 , 2016 .

Here are some of the Winners

Third Prize – Healthy  and Colorful Gymnos by Mr. Lino Rom

Second Prize- Shell Bursting with Succulents by Luntiang Sining ( Ms. Norma K. Villanueva)

The dish garden exhibit showcase different kinds of seas shells , pebbles with combination of some succulent plants.

 First Prize- Luntiang Sining ( Ms. Norma K. Villanueva )

Large Dish Garden

Third Prize

First Prize – Luntiang Sining ( Ms. Norma K. Villanueva )

small dish garden winners

Here are some practical tips on buying and cultivation :

There are cacti and succulents wholesalers at the show , some of them have stalls within Quezon Memorial Circle or at Araneta Garden Center in Cubao .

cacti and succulents prices may differ depending on quantities, species or varieties.  Most of the dealers were from Baguio/ Benguet area . There are some which sourced their plants from Mabalacat , Pampanga  or have their own backyard garden and thus they are more warm tolerant compared to the Benguet / Baguio dealers.

Try to change the soil/ media if the cacti and succulent come from Baguio/ Benguet area , a lot of them are grown in greenhouses .

Try to attend daily lectures or seminars conducted by leading cacti and succulent enthusiasts. They are a big help to budding collectors.

Try to surf internet and read books to know about the simple cultural techniques , the most common for collector is to over water these plants.

For those who does not want to spend a penny on the cacti , There are a lot of common and ordinary cacti which are grown in almost neglected state . Some of the stems can be readily propagated without any difficulties .

Cactus Craze Plant Show 2016


Cactus and Succulent  Society of the Philippines in partnership with Quezon Cityhall , Del Monte Philippines presents to the general public Cactus Craze Plant Show 2016 with the theme”  Succulents in the Tropical World schedule from April 28 to May 10, 2016 at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City .

Aside from exhibits, there will be schedule of lectures and seminars for the gardening public . There will also be plant bazaars .


Contact Persons:

Ms. Amy Lastimosa -+63 ( 0905-3565353 )

Ms. Norma K. Villanueva -+63 ( 0928-5042410)

The Festival of Cactus , Bonsai and Ikenobo 2014

poster of the event

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Incorporated, Ikebono Association of the Philippines Incorporated in cooperation with the Quezon City government presents to the public the 2014 show.

The event will be held from November 13 to November 23, 2014 at the amphitheater area, within Quezon Memorial Circle. The show also coincide with the 75th  founding anniversary  of the city.

Overall chairperson of the show  is Ms. Dorie S. Bernabe with Ms. Letty Ligon as co-chair.

Aside from the regular exhibits and competition , there will be a flea market bazaar area, where one can buy plants and materials.

Interesting Orchid and Ornamental Landscape Display at the 68th Annual Orchid Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

Malvarosa Orchids and Ornamental Plant

This orchid landscape exhibit showcased a lot of cattleya hybrids from the farm of Dr. Hernando B. Perez of Batangas .

Dendrobium farmeri


Aside from hybrids , He had several cattleya species imported from Central and South America. Atty. Hernando Perez also have some Dendrobium species from neighboring Southeast Asian countries like Thailand , Vietnam and Malaysia

Ms. Delia Pionela ornamental landscape exhibit

Ms. Delia Pionela

Ms. Delia Pionela is an example of a plant entrepreneur from Quezon province. She started joining orchid and other plant shows as a part-time plant trader  for many years . In 2008, she opened a store at the defunct Manila Seedling Bank Foundation  ( since the closure 2013) .  She had relocated to the  Quezon Memorial Circle garden center facing PhilCOA side.

Professor Serapion Metilla

Landscape exhibit of Professor Serapion Metilla

Interesting vertical landscape garden and zen garden, with agave, euphorbias, sansevierra , psilotum nudum , fern and bromeliad

Farmlife Ornamental Enterprises

Farmlife Ornamental Enterprises exhibit was executed by Mr. Rommel Canas , He graduated from the Rizal Technological University System and had been working for Puentespina Orchid and Ornamental Plants .

He started to landscape corporate and pocket gardens several years ago .  Now he started his own plant and landscaping business .

Constel ‘s Nature Garden exhibit

Bonsai exhibit

The bonsai exhibit is from the personal collection of Mr. Manuel Lee and Mrs. Susan Lee . The couple are avid bonsai collectors for many years until they became members of the Philippine Orchid Society. This ornamental landscape booth also won ” Special Award”  .

Mr. Andres ” Jun ” Golamco , Mr. Jason Ong and Mr. Micheal Espeso exhibit

Ms. Jun Golamco ‘s  team exhibit had different pitcher plants ( nepenthes species) from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia , bromeliad, ferns, tillandsias, anthuriums , native orchids and hybrids.

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Architect Bimbo Vergara- Is the man behind the eclectic landscape with European style bells, sticks , Tillandsia useniodes, variegated pineapples, sansevierras, cacti

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde


The exhibit showcase a mixture of orchids, tillandsia, ornamental flowering irises, bromeliads and orchid hybrids

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula


The exhibit booth showcase, aroids, agalonemas, begonias, bromeliads, selaginella ferns, dracenas

FIRST PLACE ( Ornamental Landscape Exhibit)

Atty. Rodolfo Sanidad, Ms. Baby Alarcon and Don Eikel N. Ladores

E and R Orchids and Ornamental Plant

Different kinds of semi-terete vandas, Dendrobium hybrids , dracena and aglaonemas , ferns and bromeliads.

Dendrobium hybrids

Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde


Ms. Vangie Go- Orchid Landscape exhibit


Miss Vangie Go is an avid plant and orchid collector who had a 1 and 1/2 hectare farm in Cavite , She grow rare and different kind of plant that are sourced from different parts of the world.  Aside from collecting, She also breeds orchids and ornamental plants.

Mr. Manuel and Mrs. Susan Lee orchid landscape


This orchid showcase landscape exhibit had several collection of native orchids and imported species from Thailand and Vietnam

Group photo L-R Mr. Manuel Lee , Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay , Mrs. Susan Lee and Mr. Ruel Mendoza

Freestyle Flower Arrangement Winners

Atty. Rudy Sanidad- Third Place

Mett’s Plant Art-Second Place

Ms. Anna Ruth Purificacion-Conde- First Place

This live floral arrangement uses different kinds of tillandsia like Tillandsia ionantha , Tillandsia capitata, Tillandsia ” Cotton Candy ” a hybrid of Tillandsia stricta x recurvifolia and Tolumnia hybrids ( dancing ladies orchid )

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines ” Country Fair ” 2012

The Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines announces with pride the launching of the Tropical Garden at the Quezon Memorial Circle come October 2012, the foundation month celebration of the Quezon City government. In the same month, the Cactus Society will hold a grand fiesta entitled “QC Country Fair” with the theme “Have fun and learn at the QC Country Fair.”

poster of the event

The Tropical Garden is being landscaped by multi- awarded designers: Mr. Yuyung LaO, Mr. Fred Salud, Mr. Vic de Rona together with Mr. Rufino Manglicmot and Mr. Ram Oplas.

A tropical garden as a key tourist destination in Quezon City showcasing outstanding and beautifully landscaped gardens of cacti and succulents, Philippine native trees and other ornamentals at Quezon Memorial Circle.

A tropical botanical garden at the Quezon Memorial Circle as a venue for recreation, education, and horticultural events and exchanges building local and global linkages.

The Quezon City Country Fair in partnership with the Quezon City government and in cooperation with the Quezon Memorial Circle Administration under Mr. Tadeo Palma and Engr. Zaldy Dela Rosa will be host to the following:

Table Plant Exhibit and Competition
Xerographic Cacti and Succulents Show
Lectures on: Dragon Fruit as a Commercial Produce for Food
Agave as Wine
Aloe Vera for Commercial Use in Food and Health Products
Bees Cultivation
Organic Fertilizers as a Must Today
Pets and Exotic Animals Shows: Dog Show
Betta Fish Show
Exotic Animals from Ark Avalon Zoo

Barangay Livelihood Products Symposium that will showcase products from different barangays in Quezon City. Learning and entrepreneurial opportunities will be made available.

Schools around Quezon City are encouraged to participate in a Painting Contest with the theme “Have fun and learn at the QC Country Fair.”

Agricultural products by AANI, seeds and fertilizers, cacti and succulents and many ornamental including Philippine native trees and plants will be showcased.

This is a new and exciting plant show that has been diversified to give way to the clamor for something different. Come be a part! Text 09175635474 or call 9284169 Secretary Ms.  Norma K. Villanueva to volunteer by joining the committees.

Flora Filipina 2012 venue

Last January 28, 2012 saturday,  Philippine Orchid Society’s officers  had a special  meeting with commercial participants , bloggers , members and invited small group of people to view the location of the Flora Filipina expo site within the Quezon Memorial Circle facing Quezon City Hall.

entrance to the Hardin ng Mga Bulaklak

The place is called Hardin ng mga Bulaklak or simply called HB garden . This botanical garden was in collaboration with Philippine Horticultural Society and Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines which help in the landscaping and donating plants to the botanical center.

commemorative marker

Quezon City government is planning to have this place as a repository of various plants from all over the country and the world .

 cacti and succulent  garden marker

trellis with flowering vines

plastic greenhouse for cactus and succulents

wall  gardening with begonias , guzmania and bromeliads

Mussaenda ‘Doña Aurora’

spathoglottis plicata

map of Flora Filipina 2012 exhibits and commercial booths

Horticulture 2011 a plant show with a mission

Plant connoisseurs and garden lovers flock to this year’s Philippine Horticultural Society garden show at the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation in Quezon City. After all, the event is showcasing the creative landscape designs by some of the country’s leading plant growers and aficionados.

members , officers, special guests pose for a souvenir photo shoot at the entrance of greenhouse #2 within the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation compound

The exclusive opening ceremonies were held last January 28, 2011 , friday at around past 4:00 pm .The  very important guests list includes Mr. Lucito Bertol ( Manila Seedling Bank Foundation chair)  Madam Katsura ( wife of the Japanese ambassador to the Philippines ) ,Hon. Raquel S. Malangen (councilor  4th district of Quezon City)   , representative  of the Vice Mayor Ms. Joy Belmonte , members of other affiliated plant societies , members, media and others.

ceremonial cutting of the ribbon by invited guest of honor

The colorful opening ceremonies marked the societies’ 35th anniversary , with most of the guests wore beaded Filipinana inspired formal wear . The show’s mission is to educate the people on how important conservation and using native plants in gardening . After all the country is one of the riches in terms of floral diversity in this part of the world.

Ms. Wendy Regaldo in her opening speech

Through its daily lecture – people from all walks of life learn the importance of a green environment and its ability to somehow combat climate change .

Madam Katsura – wife of the Japanese ambassador to the Philippines received a token ( Platycerium grande) from Architect  Patricia ” Wendy ” Regalado -President of Philippine Horticultural Society Inc.

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie ” Canicula pose in his landscape exhibit

The highlights of this year’s event was the awarding of the  best landscape exhibit , best in show, best Philippines species . The show also paid tribute to Mr. Leonardo Co -founder and president of Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society, Inc. which was killed  in Leyte last year.

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society , Inc. exhibit booth


Mr. Leonardo Co memorabilia exhibit

A candle lighting ceremonies also capped the emotional opening .  Special mention to Mr. Karl Aguilar a blogger friend who also went to the show .

candle lightning ceremonies by Mr. Botchie Canicula, Professor Serapion Metilla and Mr. Modesto Manglicmot

The list of participants include the members of the Philippine Orchid Society, Malvarosa Orchids, Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society,  King Louis Plants and Flowers, Aroid Study GroupHoya Study Group and Fern Study Group of the PHSI, Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines , Professor Serapion Metilla, George Mendoza, Botchie Canicula, Vic De Rona, and the group of Jun Golamco, Bong Makawile, and Lawrence Chan.

Landscape exhibit made by the tandem of Mr. Jun Golamco, Mr. Wilfrido G. Macawile and Lawrence Chan

Dominating the show are our very own Philippine plant species such as tree ferns, birds nest ferns, cycads, aroids, bonsai trees, orchids, Hoya (flowering vines), flowering and shade trees, fruit trees,  and the colorful plant hybrids.

Mr. Vic de Rona and his wife received the plaque ( first place landscape exhibit )

Surrounding the exhibit are  about 70 commercial stalls selling various garden plants, orchids, bonsai, bromeliads, fruit trees, cacti, and an assortment of garden accessories.

Mr. Norberto Bautista – board member of Philippine Orchid Society received the  award from the organizers for winning the  second place in landscape exhibit

Ms. Susan Calo Medina – television host – Travel Time and media personality

BLC. Christine Bersola- Babao – a cattleya hybrid -named after ABS-CBN channel 2  news person by orchid breeder Atty. Hernando Perez

Mr. Jun Golamco lectured on native orchids, ferns, pitcher plants

Here are the list of the winners of the 35th annual Philippine Horticulture Society , Inc. show

Landscape Exhibit booth

Most Innovative Landscape Exhibit – Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines

Third Place- Mr. George Mendoza ( Booth #3)

Second Place- Malvarosa Orchids / Philippine Orchid Society ( Booth #10)

First Place – Lugar Huerta – Mr. Vic de Rona

Liparis condylobulbon

Best Philippine Species -Mrs. Teresa Baldonado

Angiopteris palmiformis “variegata”

Best Plant in  Show- Mr. George K. Mendoza

Other Lists of Winners

Horticulture 2011 Winners
Category (Sub-category)   / Plant Name  /  Owner

Monopodial       No-Winner

Sympodial ( Species)    BLC. Olga Severino  Martel  Malvarosa
Local Species    Liparis condylobulbon    Teresa Baldonado
Aroid    Raphidophora sp.”variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Aroid A    Aglaonema Sirimanee Red    Georgae K.Mendoza
Aroid B    Alocasia cuprea    Botchie Canicula
Aroid C    Raphidophora sp.”variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Cactus and Succulent    Agave agustifolia “alba”    Adoracion S.Bernabe
Cactus     Astrophytum myriostigma    Adoracion S.Bernanbe
Succulent    Agave parviflora    Adoracion S.Bernanbe
Variegated & Mutant    Agave angustifolia “ alba”    Adoracion S.Bernanbe
Fern/Fern Ally    Angiopteris palmiformis “variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Fern A    Asplenium colubrinum    George K.Mendoza
Fern B    No Winner
Fern Ally    Psilotum nudum    Botchie Canicula
Variegated & Mutant    Angiopteris palmiformis “variegata”    George K.Mendoza
Foliage     Sorombrom    Serapion Metilla
Tree    Sorombrom    Serapion Metilla
Shrub    Leea species    Botchie Canicula
Herbaceous    Brown spiderwort (Sederasis friscata)    Botchie Canicula
Miniature    Dypsis lutescens (mutant palm)    Fely Gupit
Variegated& Mutant    No Winner
Local Species    Loheria sp.    George K.Mendoza
Flowering Plant    Indian Beads Clerodendron    RodrigoEugenio
Perennial     Indian Beads Clerodendron    Rodrigo Eugenio
Annual    No entry
Bonsai    Desmodium sp.”BlueBell”    Vic de Rona
Single    No Winner
Grouping    Malabayabas    Vic de Rona
Local Species    Desmodium sp.”BlueBell”    Vic de Rona
Palm/Cycad   No Winner
Palm  No Winner
Local Species    Korthalsia laciniosa
Bromeliads    Tillandsia ( xerographica x chiapensis )    Rene Dofitas
Bromeliads A    No entry
Bromeliads B (Special)    Variegated Aechmea hybrid    Botchie Canicula
Variegated & Mutant    No entry
Other Species & Hybrids    Tillandsia ( xerographica x chiapensis )    Rene Dofitas
Curiosity/S.I. Plant    Nepenthes globosa    WilfridoG. Macawile
Large    No entry
Medium    Nepenthes globosa    WlfridoG. Macawile
Small    No entry
Variegated and Mutant