Membership is available to all who are interested in epiphyllums. We have members all around the globe, including the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Canada and many other countries! Our communication are conducted by email and via Facebook.
For our local members, the meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month (no meeting in December or January) at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA in the Bamboo Room. Parking and admission are free, and refreshments are provided. Meetings include a variety of horticultural programs with an emphasis on epiphyllums. First-time visitors and new members receive a free plant.
Our annual show and sale is held in May at the Arboretum's Ayres Hall and is open to the public. In addition to plants and flowers, you can see floral arrangements and photography focused on epiphyllums.
Benefits of membership include access to the quarterly Bulletin, the Society's publication that includes seasonal growing tips and useful articles. Members enjoy a 1/3 off discount on the Registry of Hybrids and Species. Every year the Society publishes an addendum to the Registry which is made available to all current members. We also participate in Cactus and Succulent Society of America events as an affiliate society. Hybridizers who join the ESA enjoy a 50% discount on registration of their new named varieties. Most importantly, your membership allows us to pursue our mission of promoting public awareness about the care and cultivation of epiphyllums and other epiphytic cactus species.
Dues are $20.00 per calendar year. With membership you are granted access to the "members only" pages of this website where you will find official club news and information, including the quarterly Bulletin, the club roster, the annual Addendum to the registry and much more. New members joining in October or later will have their dues applied to the following year. You may pay your dues using a check drawn on a US bank, made payable to "ESA". Mail your check to:
Epiphyllum Society of America
c/o Geneva Coats, Treasurer
12558 Telephone Ave
Chino CA 91710-3418
For your convenience, dues for US members may be paid online via our Square Market store:
US members can also order a copy of the Registry using Square Market:
Members outside the USA can use Paypal for their dues.
If you wish to order a copy of the Registry and live outside the US, the cost is $30.00 for the printed copy, plus and additional $30.00 for shipping outside the US, for a total of $60.00. For dues plus a Registry being sent outside the US, your total cost is $80.00.
Non-members outside the USA who wish to order a copy of the Registry using Paypal will owe $45.00 for the book plus $30.00 for postage outside the US, for a total price for nonmember outside the USA of $75.00
Please send your Paypal payment to ESA.Treasurer@yahoo.com. Please remember to include your contact information including your name, address, telephone number and email address. Be sure to note what the funds are intended to cover; dues, a copy of the Registry, or both.Using the "friends and family" option is appreciated.
Unfortunately, the cost of postage alone to send a copy of the Registry overseas is more than $26.00 (it cost $27.85 to mail to New Zealand) to which we need to factor in the price of packing materials. We apologize to our overseas friends for how much they need to pay to get a printed copy of the Directory, however, we have no control over postal rates.