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Cotyledon orbiculata, commonly know as 'pig's ear' is a native South African succulent plant. Bears orange-red coloured bell-shaped drooping flowers In South Africa, it is used medicinally; the fleshy part of the leaf is applied to warts and corns. Cacti And Succulents, Planting Succulents, Cactus Plants, Garden Plants, Planting Flowers, South African Flowers, African Plants, Dutch Gardens, California Garden
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Cotyledon orbiculata, commonly know as 'pig's ear' is a native South African succulent plant. Bears orange-red coloured bell-shaped drooping flowers In South Africa, it is used medicinally; the fleshy part of the leaf is applied to warts and corns. Heated leaves are used as poultices for boils and other inflammations. Leaves contain a bufanolide which is toxic to sheep, goats, horses, cattle, poultry, and dogs.

Starry wild jasmine (Jasminum multipartitum) is indigenous to South Africa and is a tall climber bears masses of sweetly scented starry blooms in late spring and summer. This evergreen can also be used as a large spreading shrub. It tolerates mild frost. Veg Garden, Garden Trellis, Garden Plants, Gardenias, Dutch Gardens, Back Gardens, Mediterranean Garden, Ornamental Plants, Flowers Nature
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The romance of fragrance - Life is a Garden

Of all the sensory delights that a garden offers, the most romantic of all is fragrance. While a garden is typically designed to delight the eye, to be truly romantic, fragrance is essential. Drifts of a sweet scent as one strolls along walkways or sits on a bench make time spent in the garden more enjoyable, relaxing and sensuous. Now is the time to review your existing plantings and to plan where you can add plants with fragrant blooms. Many perfumed plants are also evergreen, so if your…

All you need to know about growing fynbos, from the best position to pruning and feeding Exotic Plants, Exotic Flowers, Amazing Flowers, Garden Shrubs, Garden Plants, Garden Ideas South Africa, Tapas, African Plants, Coastal Gardens

Fynbos varieties and planting pointers

Although their names sound long and complicated, indigenous leucadendrons (cone bushes) and leucospermums (pincushions) are

Watsonias in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in South Africa Love Flowers, Wild Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Flowers Perennials, Planting Flowers, South African Flowers, National Botanical Gardens, African Tattoo, Bulbous Plants
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Strelitzia juncea Dutch Gardens, Farm Gardens, Outdoor Gardens, Sky Garden, Garden Plants, Plante Carnivore, Water Wise, Landscaping Plants, Tropical Plants
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Strelitzia juncea

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Did you know that the word perennial comes from a Latin word, meaning ‘enduring’ or ‘perpetual?' Perennials appear year after year, flowering duri. Flora Garden, Garden S, Shade Garden, Garden Paths, Garden Ideas, African Tree, African Plants, Bulbous Plants, Public Garden
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Plecthantrus ecklonii

If you have heard of hydroponics or other methods of growing plants without soil and want to try it out at home, you can. Hydroponics is easy to care for and Mini Plants, Cool Plants, Indoor Plants, Bulbous Plants, Flora, Rare Plants, Plant Needs, Growing Plants, Shade Garden

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Garden Flowers Melianthus Major 'Antonow's Blue' Indigenous To South Africa Kruidjie-Roer-My-Nie Buy Plants, Garden Plants, Shaded Garden, African Plants, Farm Nursery, Overwintering, Shade Flowers, Plant Species, Balcony Garden

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Early last spring I started Melothria scabra seeds (aka Mexican Sour Gherkins). I'd never grown them but was excited to give it a go. Then in late May I happened upon a 4" container of the plant at Cornell Farm Nursery. It was significantly larger than my seed grown plants and so, as insurance, I snapped it up. All the vines became intertwined as summer progressed but once I made my final harvest (below), and cut back the plants, it was obvious the store bought plant was still much larger…

Leucadendron is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Proteaceae, endemic to South Africa. They grow well in many areas and look good in pots, containers, balcony gardens and in your backyard. Ideas for small gardens. Coastal Gardens, Small Gardens, Outdoor Gardens, Australian Flowers, Australian Plants, Hedging Plants, Flowering Plants, Sandy Soil, Evergreen Shrubs
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Growing fynbos: All you need to know

All you need to know about growing fynbos, from the best position to pruning and

Lachenalia rupert (hybrid of indigenous South African bulb) Flora Garden, Purple Garden, Shade Garden, African Plants, Public Garden, Drought Tolerant, Exotic Flowers, Garden Tips, Bulbs
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Lachenalia 'Rupert'

Lachenalia rupert (hybrid)

Freylinia tropica Transvaal honey-bell bush a beautiful shrub with slender rather loosely spreading branches. It is fairly fast growing and reaches a height of about with spread Garden Inspiration, Garden Ideas, Water Wise, Garden Structures, Hedges, Garden Plants, Shrubs, Home And Garden, Fast Growing
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All about plants indigenous to southern Africa and related topics presented by the National Botanical Institute,SA.

20 Aptenia cordifolia - Baby Sun Rose Seeds - Indigenous Succulents Ground Cover in the Seeds category was sold for on 26 Jan at by Seeds and All in Port Elizabeth African Herbs, African Plants, Edible Flowers, Red Flowers, Cacti And Succulents, Planting Succulents, Flowers For Sale, Ice Plant, Nature Plants
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20 Aptenia cordifolia - Baby Sun Rose Seeds - Indigenous Succulents | bidorbuy.co.za

Buy 20 Aptenia cordifolia - Baby Sun Rose Seeds - Indigenous Succulents for R26.80

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Pelargonium citronella -- strongly aromatic leaves