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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Crassula barbata subsp. barbata is a small species known from the mountains of the southern Great karoo to the eastern Cedarberg. The plants also occur on the southern slopes of certain hills near Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo. Crassula barbata subsp. barbata grows for a few years to reach maturity and then dies after flowering, similar to plants of the genus Agave.

Crassula barbata subsp. barbata in habitat.