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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Crassula rupestris subsp. rupestris is widely spread in the semi- desert southern Cape, including the Great- and the Little Karoo.

This succulent plant forms a low shrub approximately half a meter high with brownish-green leaves that have attractive red or brownish margins. The plants prefer rocky slopes and full sun.

The beautiful whitish-pink blooms appear in winter.

The cultivation of Crassula rupestris subsp. rupestris is easy as long as the plants receive good drainage. Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

Crassula rupestris subsp. rupestris in habitat in the Little Karoo.