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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Titanopsis calcarea is a curious little succulent plant from the Great Karoo and Bushmanland semi-desert areas in South Africa.

Titanopsis calcarea is fairly easy to cultivate and grows readily from seed. The minimum winter temeperature should preferable be above -3 deg Celsius. Water moderately during the summer months and keep fairly dry in winter.

Titanopsis calcarea Titanopsis calcarea, originating from Britstown, in cultivation.