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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Gasteria carinata var. carinata is found in coastal areas south of the Langeberg between Mossel Bay and Hermanus. The plants prefer to grow in the shade of bushes, but are also sometimes found growing in the open. Gasteria carinata var. carinata is quite variable and the plants from some areas make it difficult to distinguish between this species and similar species e.g. Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla.

Gasteria carinata var. carinata in habitat at the Gouritz River between Mossel Bay and Albertinia.