Membership: What's in it for Me!

Membership & What's in it for Me!

New members are very welcome and subscription details are available from:

You may be wondering whether it would benefit you to become a member of the Johannesburg Succulent Society! You may not even live in the Johannesburg area, and of course the question arises, "What's in it for me?"

WhatsApp Group

Members are part of our WhatsApp group. This group is for posting photos of succulent plants blooming in our gardens or found while on holiday. It is a platform for requesting help with identification of succulents, sharing cultivation tips and distributing seeds. Alerts of news articles about succulent related issues, videos and meetings are communicated. To be part of this group, it is not necessary to live in Johannesburg. We have international members over and above the recipients of the newsletter!

The Group is in line with the policies of the JSS, in terms of protecting viable species and colonies in their natural habitats. No specific location information about plants in nature may be divulged.

Part of the crowd

Our network of members freely share excess seeds, plants, as well as suggestions, information and knowledge.

Year End Functions 

This event is for members only. It is a time when we meet on a Saturday (or Sunday), socialize, enjoy some food and drink and admire the garden of one of our members. (Thank you so much, Ian, for hosting us again in December of last year! It really was a lovely day.)

Club Nights are open to all. These meetings are held once a month in person (subject to Covid-10 lockdown levels) and entry fees are reduced for members. When it is not possible to hold an in-person meeting, JSS will endeavour to provide a Zoom / Facebook Live presentation.  (These are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel.)

Keep an eye out for the monthly Newsletter to arrive in your Inbox with more details as to the schedule of Club Nights. 

Tables come at a discount for non-commercial members. The terms and conditions are that this applies only to members who are not selling on behalf of a professional nursery or similar business venture.

Participation in outings

A unique benefit, is the opportunity to participate in outings, plant rescues, and ad hoc similar events. Prior to Covid-19: We have had outings to places like the Vredefort Dome, Aloe peglerae colonies in the Magaliesberg and Verlorenvallei, CREW field trips, and visits to Special Succulent collections. Often, the host restricts the number of attendees. Members are invariably the first to be invited. Optimising transport arrangements is easier among those who know each other. 

Membership fees for 2023

R150.00 per annum for ordinary members      

R 100.00 per annum for pensioners and scholars (primary to tertiary)

Membership renewal fees

Membership renewal fees for 2023

are the same as those mentioned above

Membership fees can be payed at any time of the year, and will secure your membership status for 12 months! Remember to include your name as the reference in your payment, and to email your proof of payment to It's the ideal time for us to ensure we have all your information correct, so please send through your phone numbers, email address and any other pertinent information.

Download and complete our membership form (below), and email it along with proof of payment to We would appreciate you providing us with your detailed contact information, in order that we ensure that you receive all the benefits that the Society offers.

Portulacaria aka 'spekboom' the miracle plant. Our members are sure to have them in their gardens.
Succulents are hardy and unusual in many ways
Hardy environments host all manners of waterwise plants

Membership Payment details

Membership fees may be paid into our bank account: 

Johannesburg Succulent Society

First National Bank

Account number: 62 444 730 304

Branch: 250655

Kindly include your full name as a reference and email proof of payment to

Our Treasurer will allocate payment to the correct member/s.

Alternately, bring an envelope with the exact cash membership fee and hand to a Committee member at a Club Night or Plant Show.

Please also fill out the membership form which can be found here so that you can be added to the members-only WhatsApp group and forwarded any relevant members-only communication.