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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Haworthia kingiana is found growing amongst shrub in the Great Brak River and Little Brak River areas. This attractive Haworthia grows up to 20 cm in height , resembling plants of the closely related Genus Aloe.

Haworthia kingiana is related to some others in the genus, especially Haworthia marginata, Haworthia minima.and Haworthia maxima.  See also Haworthia zenigata .

The cultivation of Haworthia kingiana is not difficult but growth is slow. Propagation is from seed.

Haworthia kingiana in habitat near Great Brak River.