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 fulgidum is a semi-succulent coastal species which is found from the northern Richterveld desert to about Ysterfontein in the south. The summers are hot and dry, but the plants often receive some early morning fog. Growth is mainly during the winter-rainfall period.

The striking red flowers appear from June to November.

Propagation is from seed or cuttings. Watering should be done mainly during the winter months.

Pelargonium fulgidumPelargonium fulgidum flowering in cultivation.