Cactus Fiesta Fair 2 at Quezon Memorial Circle

The Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines recently launched Cactus Fiesta Fair 2 in partnership with Quezon City government and Quezon Memorial Circle administration.

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2
Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines members

There were at least three dozen stall holders from different parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces. There were also informal gathering and short lectures on how to cultivate cactus and succulents.

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2
Mr. Noel Vincent Canicula of NVC Garden and Concrete Jungle

Mr. Noel Vincent” Botchie” Canicula is one of the young members of the organization. He started growing cactus and succulents for several years. He also participated in many garden shows.

NVC Garden  showcases a lot of rare and collectible plants not only in the country but also around the world.

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2
Mr. Boyet Ganigan of Arids and Aroids

Arids and Aroids is one of the larger nurseries which cater to niche market collectors and hard to find plants. They have a nursery farm in Silang , Cavite and Bulacan.

Aside from local clientele, they also have several international buyers from Indonesia, Thailand, USA and Taiwan.

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2
Jefferson , Jhared and Jackieri Tiboldec of Cactus Village

Cactus Village is located within Farmers Garden in Cubao, Quezon City. The stall sells a lot of different kinds of cacti and succulents . They also cater on wholesale buyers too.

Contact : 09120344758

Dish Garden Exhibits Winners

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2
Dish garden for competition

The were over 50 cacti and succulents that were entered at the competition and here are the list of the winners:

Astrophytum: 1st place: Ogie Malabanan; 2nd: Karl Calica; 3rd: Mary Ann Castillo Gymnocalycium: 1st place: Jayr Danao; 2nd: Wilson Angel; 3rd: Ogie Malabanan Mammillaria: 1st place: Mary Ann Castillo; 2nd: Jenril Meldoz; 3rd: Lanie Quianzon
Aloe: 1st place: Jayvee Agustin; 2nd: Rubiejean Rimando; 3rd: Jayvee Agustin
Euphorbia: 1st place: Lanz Bernal; 2nd: Lanie Quianzon; 3rd: Jayvee Agustin
Haworthia: 1st place: Jayr Danao; 2nd: Timothy Ang; 3rd: Timothy Ang

first Place

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines has over 43,700 FB members and still growing. The organizers are expecting a bigger show next year.

Rence Chan

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