• Plant of the Month – July 2017

    Crassula ovata (Miller 1768) AKA: Jade Plant, Kerky Bush, Beestebul, Kerkij, Plakkies Crassula ovata is a member of one of the largest families of succulent plants on earth, Crassulaceae. Most of the succulent crassulas are found in South Africa and a great many of those are found in the Klein

  • Plant of the Month – June 2017

    Aloe ferox (Miller 1768) AKA: Cape Aloe, Capealvyn, Bitter Aloe, Red Aloe, and Tap Aloe Aloe ferox is a species of arborescent aloe indigenous to southern Africa. It is one of several Aloe species used to make bitter aloes, a purgative medication, and also yields a non-bitter gel that is

  • Plant of the Month – May 2017

    Haworthia truncata (Schoenland 1910) AKA: Horse Teeth/Perdetande. Distributed in the eastern Klein Karoo. The plants bloom in late winter to early spring. Flowers are born on an up to 200mm inflorescence. They are white with brownish veins. The plants are found in locations throughout the eastern part of the Klein

  • Plant of the Month – April 2017

    Gibbeaum heathii (L. Bolus 1937) AKA: Hondebal, Hondebalvygie, Bababoudjie. Distributed in the western Klein Karoo. Blooms in late winter to early spring. Flowers are white to pink variably in single populations. A treasure of our local veld. It is a member of the Aizoaceae family that we generally call Vygies. Many Vygies grow