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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Aloe gariepensis is restricted to the very arid northern boundary of the Northern Cape. Although the distribution is limited, the plants occur in fairly large numbers and Aloe gariepensis is not threatened.

The flowering time is from July to September and the flowers are yellow, or sometimes bicoloured with red buds while the open flowers are yellow.

Aloe gariepensis is a difficult Aloe to cultivate and should be cultivated in desert conditions similar to its habitat.

Aloe gariepensisAloe gariepensis in habitat.