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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Drosanthemum speciosum is distributed mainly in the Worcester - Robertson Karoo and partly in the Little Karoo.

The plants bloom in spring and summer and make a beautiful display along the Western Cape roads.

Drosanthemum speciosum is an easy to grow and hardy plant that can withstand drought as well as regular watering. The plants are ideal for a garden in warmer climates although light frost should not present any problem.

The flower colour varies from yellow to orange to scarlet.

The soil should be well drained and full sunlight is preferred

Drosanthemum speciosum Drosanthemum speciosum on a road reserve west of Worcester.

Drosanthemum speciosumDrosanthemum speciosum flowers.