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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Lampranthus multiradiatus as originally described has pale pink flowers and is distributed on the Cape Peninsula in the Western Cape Province.

The plants form a decumbent shrub and grow to a height of about half a meter.

A number of other fig marigolds (vygies), previously known as Lampranthus roseus have now been included in this species.

The cultivation of Lampranthus multiradiatus is easy and the plants will do best in a sunny well drained rockery.

Propagation is by seed or cuttings.

 Lampranthus multiradiatusLampranthus in cultivation.

 Lampranthus multiradiatusLampranthus multiradiatus flower.