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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Haworthia fusca is part of the intriguing Haworthia complex of the Southern Cape coastal area. The plants are found in an isolated area in the Albertinia district.

Haworthia fusca has a beautiful reddish/purplish coloration when exposed to the open sun. This is one of its distinquishing characteristics when compared to the closely allied Haworthia retusa from the Riversdale area.

Haworthia fuscaHaworthia fusca in habitat west of Albertinia with a purplish colour.

Haworthia fuscaHaworthia fusca. A reddish clone.