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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Cheiridopsis pillansii is an interesting and attractive small fig-marigold from the arid Richtersveld in South Africa.

Cheiridopsis pillansiiCheiridopsis pillansii in habitat.

The genus consists of around a 100 species that inhabit areas of Namibia, the Northern Cape and the Western Cape.

Propagation is from seed or cuttings.