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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tMassonia pustulata belongs to the family Hyacinthaceae. The plants are native to the coastal area of the south-western Cape. Massonia pustulata is usually found growing in sandy soil. It is a winter growing species and the plants go dormant and lose their leaves during the hot summer months.

Although Massonia pustulata is strictly speaking not a desert plant, the area can experience prolonged periods of drought.

Massonia pustulata in habitat near Albertinia.

Massonia pustulata Spitzkop
 Plants in habitat near Spitzkop.