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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Pelargonium echinatum is endemic to the Richtersveld desert in the Northern Cape Province and has also been recorded north of Clanwilliam.

This species grows to a shrub about 1 meter high or higher in ideal conditions. The leaves are lost during the hot summer resting period.

The beautiful white to pink to dark purple flowers with a variety of markings appear in winter.

Water with care during the summer resting months.

Pelargonium echinatum can be propagated from seed or cuttings.

Pelargonium echinatum Pelargonium echinatum in cultivation.

Pelargonium echinatum Flowers.