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 haemanthifolia is not a desert plant.

This rare and exotic Aloe is restricted to high mountain peaks in the area from Stellenbosch to Ceres. It is a critically rare species and almost impossible to cultivate.

The leaves resemble somewhat those of the popular bulb Haemanthus, hence the species name haemanthifolia. The flowering time is from September to December.

Aloe haemanthifoliaAloe haemanthifolia in habitat.