Jeff Moore to Speak on Spiny Succulents

The Pacific Palisades Garden Club will hold it November 7 meeting, virtually, welcoming Jeff Moore of Solana Succulents.

He will speak on spiny succluents, including cacti, euphorbias, alluaudias, fourquierias, terrestrial bromelidads and a host of other spiny plants that are easy to grow in California – both in containers and in the ground.

Moore has published five books on gardening. In 2019, he penned Spiney Succulents, and in 2021 he coauthored a book Agaves: Species, Cultivars & Hybrids, with Jeremy Spath.

Agaves was called “a groundbreaking book that bridges the divide between the dry scholarship of Howard Scott Gentry’s The Agaves of Continental North America and the photo-centricity of Jim Pilbeam’s A Gallery of Agaves. With many hundreds of photographs of plants in habitat and in cultivation, it will set the standard for years to come.

For more than 30 years, Moore has owned and operated Solana Succulents, a specialty retail shop in Solana Beach.

One succulent website noted “Jeff has been a succulent enthusiast since his college days at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and he’s operated his specialty nursery out of the same space in Solana Beach since 1992.

“In 2014, Jeff self-published Under the Spell of Succulents, an introduction to the huge diversity of succulents found in cultivation. Based on Jeff’s nursery experience and his many years of collecting, as well as his friendships with other collectors, the book features 800 photographs, most of them by Jeff himself. At the time of its publication, it was the most beautiful book on succulents I’d ever seen.”

At the Palisades Garden Club meeting, Moore will discuss care and cultivation and answer questions. Visit: for information about joining the meeting.

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2 Responses to Jeff Moore to Speak on Spiny Succulents

  1. gilbert dembo says:

    how do you sign up for the talk?

  2. Sue says:

    Go to the Pacific Palisades Garden website ( and there is a place to sign up for the link.

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