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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Gibbaeum nebrownii is restricted to the barren shale desert hillsides west of Ladismith in the Little Karoo.

The plants are small and partly withdrawn into the soil. They are easily overlooked when exploring the area, blending perfectly with their surroundings.

Gibbaeum nebrownii is quite easy to cultivate if one is mindful not to over water the plants.

The pink flowers appear in April.

Gibbaeum nebrownii was previously known as Imitaria muirii.

Gibbaeum nebrowniiGibbaeum nebrownii in cultivation.

Gibbaeum nebrowniiGibbaeum nebrownii flower.

Gibbaeum nebrowniiGibbaeum nebrownii from Kareerivier.