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 this Veltheimia capensis available here:
Veltheimia capensis  is very similar to Veltheimia bracteata. Although in the case Veltheimia capensis the bulb is supposedly partly exposed above the ground, I have not seen this feature in plants from the Oudtshoorn area.

I have found them growing exposed on hill sides but also in deep shape under bushes.
Veltheimias grow and flower in winter.

Propagation is from seed or off shoots.

Veltheimia capensis