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 striata ssp. striata is a very attractive medium sized Aloe. The plants occur widespread in the semi-desert regions of the Western and Eastern Cape.

The plants often grow in mountainous habitat, but also on the Karoo flats.

The cultivation is quite easy and propagation is from seed.

Aloe striata ssp. striata in natural habitat in the Little Karoo.

Aloe striata

Aloe striata leaf