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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Family: Crassulaceae
Distribution: Arid areas of South Africa, Namibia
Images: Desert Plants

Found over a wide area from the Little Karoo northwards to South eastern Namibia. It is a smallish Crassula, and normally grows in the open. Plants appear on their best when grown in the full sun.

Crassula deltoidea flowering in habitat. Photographer: Gerhard Marx.

This tiny desert plant has fleshy white mealy-coated leaves for protection against the sun.