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 Aloe microstigma - spotted leaves Oudtshoorn available here:

Aloe microstigma is widely distributed in the semi-desert areas of the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces. There is some variation in the plants from different areas. The flowering time of Aloe microstigma is from May to July.

Aloe microstigma occasionally crosses with Aloe variegata or other Aloes when these are found in the vicinity.

The plants are easy to cultivate and the propagation is from seed.

Aloe microstigmaAloe microstigma from Oudtshoorn with red flowers.

Aloe microstigmaAloe microstigma from near Van Wyksdorp. The plants from this area have yellow flowers.

Aloe microstigmaAloe microstigma flowers close-up.

See also north of Swartberg form and Worcester form.