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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Aloe rupestris is a tall growing Aloe which naturally occurs in KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland and southern Mozambique.

The plants are often found in gardens and are easy to grow. Aloe rupestris is unfortunately very susceptible to infestation with white or brown scale insects.

Aloe rupestris in cultivation.

Aloe rupestrisAloe rupestris flowers.