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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Euphorbia clandestina is endemic to the southern Cape where it is found roughly from Swellendam in the west to Uniondale in the east.

Although the plants often prefer bushy rocky elevations, their habitat is not entirely restricted thereto. Euphorbia clandestina is also found growing on plains near Dysselsdorp.

Euphorbia clandestina may grow happily on a rockery in a karoo garden. The plants however die easily. Plants that grow tall often need to be supported else they may capsize.The bushes in their natural habitat often aid the plants to stay erect.

Euphorbia clandestinaEuphorbia clandestina in habitat between Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay.