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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Duvalia parviflora is found in the semi-desert Little Karoo between Ladismith and Laingsburg and also around Van Wyksdorp. It is an uncommon species and the distribution overlaps with that of the somewhat similar Duvalia caespitosa . The plants grow usually protected from the sun under larger shrub.

Duvalia parviflora has attractive creamy flowers with shades of green and yellow.

Duvalia parviflora is easy to cultivate if given a well drained soil and watered only occasionally.

Duvalia parviflora in cultivation.