• halleria lucida

    Posted on This evergreen, multi-stemmed tree with attractive glossy bright green foliage can reach heights of 2 – 5m.    The bark is longitudinally grooved and pale grey and brown in colour. The flowers are tubular, orange to brick-red, or yellow, very rich... Read more »
  • Scadoxus puniceus

    Posted on This is one of South Africa’s most striking bulbous plants with a large underground bulb that can reach up to 10cm across. The plants are dormant in winter, using the large bulbs and roots to store moisture during that time.... Read more »
  • Clivia nobilis

    Posted on This evergreen fleshy bulb-like rhizome forms a tight clump as new suckers are produced and the plant becomes larger. It does well in light shade but grows much taller and more upright in dense shade. The height can therefore vary between... Read more »
  • Anagallis arvensis

    Posted on Not listed in NEMBA legislation, however it is  troublesome  weed and can  smother and outcompete other natural vegetation. Scarlet pimpernel, commonly known as blue-scarlet pimpernel, shepherd’s weather glass or shepherd’s clock, is a low-growing annual plant. The native range of... Read more »
  • Lantana camara

    Posted on Invasive Status in South Africa: NEMBA  Cat. 1b Origin: Central and South America A much-branched scabrid, upright arching or scrambling shrub.  This plant  reproduces by seeds, which are readily dispersed by birds and other animals (e.g. rodents) that eat the... Read more »
  • Ursinia anthemoides

    Posted on This annual herb adds plenty of colour in Spring. The leaves are finely divided and the solitary flower heads is carried on a long stalk. The fruits have pappus scales and hairs which make them easily dispersed by wind. It... Read more »
  • Clivia miniata

    Posted on Indigenous to Eastern Cape and endemic to southern Africa. This clump-forming perennial with dark green, strap-shaped leaves is widely cultivated in domestic gardens. Growing nicely in shade, it shows its bright orange flowers in trumpet shapes mainly during spring but... Read more »
  • Erythrina caffra

    Posted on This is a single-stemmed tree with a wide spreading canopy. Younger branches have short, sharp, black-tipped prickles. Insects and sunbirds flock to the spectacular orangey-red flowers in late winter when the tree is largely leafless. The soft wood was used... Read more »
  • Strelitzia reginae

    Posted on This tufted, evergreen, acaulescent (i.e. stemless) perennial herb is very well know around the world and is commonly used for cut flowers. The leaf and stalk are smooth and emerge from an underground rhizome. When the plant reaches 4 years old,... Read more »
  • Scadoxus membranaceus

    Posted on This evergreen, compact plant grows from a bulb where 3 to 4, thin layers of leaves will appear. These leaves come directly from the rhizomatous rootstock rather than from an exposed stem. The four sheathing bracts enclosing the flower open... Read more »