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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Euphorbia coerulescens forms huge clumps in the the Eastern Cape, especially around Jansenville. Euphorbias are often in Afrikaans referred to as "Noors" . The area around Jansenville is also called the "Noorsveld" as large areas are covered by this species. There is an adjunct locality of Euphorbia coerulescens at Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo, which is a few hundred kilometers to the west of Jansenville.

Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

The plants are quite easy to cultivate bearing in mind their conditions in habitat.

Euphorbia coerulescens in habitat.