• Curtisia dentata

    Posted on A medium to tall evergreen tree, 2-12 m and up to 20 m in height.  The leaves are simple, egg-shaped with pointed tips and coarsely toothed edges, and are arranged in opposite pairs. The leaf’s upper surface is smooth and... Read more »
  • Zygophyllum L.

    Posted on Description Zygophyllum is derived from the Greek words, zygos, meaning joined, and phyllon, meaning leaf, referring to the paired leaves of many of the species.  This many-stemmed dwarf shrub usually grows to a height of  ± 1 m to ±... Read more »
  • Artemisia afra

    Posted on This perennial shrub is a very popular medicinal plant in South Africa. It can look slightly scruffy with its long stems but the soft, aromatic leaves more than make up for this. The leaves resemble those of ferns in shape,... Read more »
  • Amaryllis belladonna

    Posted on Description The bulb is typically large, brown and rounded and has a moderate growth rate.  The large clusters of scented, trumpet-shaped pink flowers are carried on a long purplish-red and green stem.  Up to twelve flowers are produced from the... Read more »
  • HYPOXIS VILLOSA

    Posted on This beautiful tuberous perennial grows extremely well in the Indigenous Garden. Easily recognisable with its strap-like leaves which are arranged tidily one above the other in 3 ranks. These hairy leaves are arched with prominent ribs, narrowing at the tips.... Read more »
  • ALBUCA BRACTEATA

    Posted on This succulent bulb is commonly known as the pregnant onion due to the fact that it does look like an pale green to yellow onion sitting on top of the soil – growing up to 10cm in diameter – and also because... Read more »
  • VIRGILIA DIVARICATA

    Posted on Virgilia divaricata and V. oroboides are very similar and are often confused but V. divaricata rarely exceeds 10m – unlike V. oroboides which can reach 15m. It has a bushy, rounded to broadly conical growth habit with branches growing close to the ground. The... Read more »
  • POLYGALA VIRGATA

    Posted on This is an evergreen shrub which, if left untouched, can grow to over 2m. The specimen in Steenbok can be seen alongside the footpath on the opposite side of the Indigenous Gardens. It will definitely catch your eye with its... Read more »
  • Curio repens

    Posted on This is a succulent spreading shrublet with erect habits. The many branched stems forming dense mats on the ground. The leaves are nearly cylindrical, up to 1cm in diameter and up to 8cm long. They are flatter on their inner... 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 »