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South African bulb with exotic paintbrush inflorescences. It thrives in mediterranean conditions, slow but steady. It is used in traditional medicine to treat chronic coughs and also has antiviral activity.This is the form found in East London, very close to the sandy beach, in the sea-facing scrub on rocky soil.
Haworthia ‘Cup of Gold’ is a Haworthia with pale yellow retuse leaves, possibly a selection or hybrid of H. otzeniana. Some people consider it variegated, though the variegation s just on the reverse of the leaves and it is not always evident.
h= 30-60 cm - Cont. 14-16 cm. Distinctive small palm, with a grey bottle-shaped trunk. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis has a waxy green crownshaft and elegant, arching pinnate leaves. Be careful, it is damaged or killed by frost, nevertheless it is a naturally short species that can live for years in a container.
Monilaria are winter-growing succulent mesembs from the from the Western Cape of South Africa. In Monilaria moniliformis the internodes are often larger than long, 1-2 cm thick. It is recognizeable from the other species by the round, soft, short-collared sheaths which completely cover the leaves for the next growth period.
This Oxalis comes from an area in Chile with scarce winter rainfall, dry summers and abundant humidity in the air. It is a shrub, 1-2 m tall and ocasionally more, with succulent trifoliate leaves and abundant bright yellow flowers. Oxalis gigantea is the largest species in the genus. It is slow growing and long leaved.
One of the most beautiful red passion flowers, with outstanding ornamental blooms of about 10 cm in diameter. It grows at higher elevations, in montane forests between 1500 and 2700 m. It bears edible ovoid fruits of 4-6 cm in diameter. green-yellow when ripe, with nice flavour. It is grown mostly for its flowers but its tiny fruits are a nice addition...
Imposing succulent species of Pelargonium, up to 1 m tall shrub with an upright succulent trunk, branching a few times, up to 4 cm thick or more. It is a winter grower and it produces graceful succulent leaves, finely divided, up to 30 cm long with rounded tips.
This tree in the legume family grows to 5-15 m in height. It bears fruits with an edible pulp and it is used medicinally and as a shade tree. It is easy to grow, with elegant foliage and moderately spiny branches.