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 falcata is closely related to Aloe claviflora. Aloe falcata has similar asymmetrical rosettes but the inflorescenses are branched and erect however and the growth habit differs in that the older plants do not die off in the middle of the clusters.

Aloe falcata grows in the sandy desert plains of the western parts of the Northern Cape extending southwards into the Western Cape up to Klawer.

The plants do not adapt well outside their natural habitat.

The flowers of Aloe falcata are usually red in colour but sometimes yellow.

Aloe falcata