This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Fresh seed of Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna) available here:

Sceletium tortuosum is a small succulent plant that naturally occurs in South Africa. The distribution of this species is mainly in the arid parts of the Western and Northern Cape.

Sceletium tortuosum in habitat in the Little Karoo.

A Kanna plant in habitat after a dry spell. Note the numerous seed capsules.

Kanna Sceletium tortuosumA lush growing cultivated Kanna plant.

Affordable Kanna from Izimakana Industries