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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Fresh seed of Rhigozum obovatum available here:

Photograph taken after sunrise near Willowmore.

Rhigozum obovatum is a shrub growing to 2 m tall and is distributed widely in South Africa including Zimbabwe. The plants make beautiful yellow flowers after good rain.

The seeds are flat and distributed by wind. Seeds can be sown on a sandy soil covered by a small layer of sand.