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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Drosanthemum bicolor grows in the Little Karoo. Like other members of the genus,
the plants have glittering water cells on the leaves which resemble dew drops.
Drosanthemum bicolor is usually found on rocky elevations and it appears that the plants are happier growing on the cooler southern slopes of the hills.

The beautiful two-tone coloured flowers , make Drosanthemum bicolor a very attractive asset to the garden. The flowering period is spring. The plants are quite easy to cultivate and can withstand a variety of conditions. Protect from sever frost.

Drosanthemum bicolor is also known as "bergvygie" (mountain fig-marigold).

Drosanthemum bicolor between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.

Drosanthemum bicolor flower.