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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Haworthia tesselata occurs widespread in the desert Karoo regions. Population are found from Namaqualand right through the Great Karoo. It is not a common plant however.

The plants prefer to grow protected in the shade of other semi desert plants.

Haworthia tesselata is one of the more "stable" Haworthia species that changes little over the large distances that they are found.

Haworthia tesselata in habitat between Carnarvon and Vosburg. An area in the Great Karoo south of Prieska.

Haworthia tesselata, a form with white tubercles.