• 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 Karoo, with very large populations […]

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  • 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 by going dormant for a […]

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  • Vetplantfees – 23 to 25 September 2017 – Calitzdorp

      The Calitzdorp Succulent Society is introducing its first Vetplantfees to be held in the heart of the Klein Karoo where many of the succulents, endemic to South Africa, can be seen in its natural environment. The festival will take place between 23 to 25 September 2017 at the Calitzdorp Station. Hours for the event […]

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  • Succulent Veld Walk – Calitzdorp – Sunday, 14 May 2017

    The Calitzdorp Succulent Society will be hosting a Veld Walk with local succulent experts and guide Kevin Koen on Sunday, 14 May 2017. The 90-minute walk promise to provide an insight on the state of the succulents in the veld surrounding Calitzdorp after a very long and dry summer in the Klein Karoo. The walk […]

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  • Calitzdorp Launches Succulent Society

    It took a pair of incomers from America to ignite a passion in the residents of Calitzdorp South Africa. Located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, which is home to hundreds of varieties of succulent plants, Calitzdorp was the perfect place to kindle the enthusiasm of many of the local residents. From an active […]

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