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Adromischus

November 25, 2022 8:57 am Published by

Petit size, pretty leaves… The genus Adromischus, known colloquially as the bontplakkie, includes 28 endemic species to southern Africa. The…

Sempervivum arachnoideum

July 13, 2022 4:53 pm Published by

The Sempervivum Arachnoideum, or cobweb houseleek, forms a mounding clump of little rosettes that look like they are covered in…

aeonium 'kiwi'

Aeonium ‘Kiwi’

March 3, 2022 4:57 pm Published by

Aeoniums are commonly called tree houseleeks, which is an indication that they form substantial side stems topped with their typical…

repotting cactus

Repotting a Cactus

September 6, 2021 9:38 am Published by

The gardener’s version of Mission Impossible? Repotting a cactus is a tedious activity that only comes once every few years…

Divide and Repot Aloes

July 9, 2021 10:13 am Published by

If your pretty aloe, such as this ‘Twice as Nice’ hybrid with its striking red and white bi-coloured flowers, has…

Sedums

January 21, 2020 11:42 am Published by

Read in Afrikaans If we had to rate a stone and a stonecrop plant comparatively for low care characteristics, the…

kalanchoes

3 Colourful Kalanchoes

June 24, 2019 8:24 am Published by

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana (Kalanchoes), less commonly known as the Widow’s Thrill, is often described as a flamboyant and colourful…

The Hilton Quarry

March 28, 2019 12:56 pm Published by

The Hilton Quarry was initially overrun with large quantities of undesirable alien invasive species (AIS) which had self-propagated across the…

Everlasting

February 14, 2018 1:29 pm Published by

A pretty, flowering everlasting, and a collection of bright succulents, were the inspiration for this colourful pot. I wanted to…

One Pot, Three pots

February 13, 2018 1:25 pm Published by

Potting Plants One pot with three amazing potting plant options! As spring approaches, most gardeners get the urge to plant.…

tree grapes

Cyphostemma juttae

December 15, 2017 1:36 pm Published by

Wild Grape, Tree Grape, Blue Cobas This most interesting succulent plant belongs to the grape family and grows naturally in…

Succulent Seat

December 13, 2017 11:03 am Published by

A retired old chair can be refashioned into a great planter succulent seat with some easy steps and a love…

Picture Perfect

December 7, 2017 1:15 pm Published by

DIY Wall Art Take your own pictures and have them printed on canvas, then block mount them for a gorgeous…

Succulent hanging basket

January 15, 2016 10:54 am Published by

Follow our simple guidelines and plant up your own stunning hanging basket with heat beating plants. Baskets are often suspended…

spekboom

Portulacaria afra

September 4, 2015 6:38 am Published by

Elephant Bush, Dwarf Jade Plant, Porkbush and Spekboom The spekboom or porkbush, also known as elephant’s food, olifantskos, soetspekboom, suurspekboom, igwanishe…

cotyledon orbiculata

Cotyledon Orbiculata

March 27, 2015 10:50 am Published by

Pig’s Ear, Elk’s Horn, or Round-Leafed Navel-Wort Succulent plants are still extremely popular in the garden fashion stakes, especially during periods…