• 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 »
  • OCHNA SERRULATA

    Posted on This small semi-deciduous to evergreen shrub is usually 1 to 2m in height, but can reach 6m. It has a slender stem with smooth, brown bark. The elliptical leaves are  13-50mm long and can be narrow with blunt or rounded... Read more »
  • EUPHORBIA ERYTHRINA

    Posted on This much branched, resprouting perennial plant is easily recognisable by its stunning flower heads and long slender stems with opposite, alternate leaves. The flowers are carried at the tip of the stems and are enclosed in grenny-yellow bracts. 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 »
  • RHYNCHOSIA CARIBAEA

    Posted on This indigenous, herbaceous climber or creeper grows from a thick, woody rootstock. The stems are covered in short, soft hair and are slender. The leaves are strikingly beautiful, heart-shaped and trifoliate (i.e. divided into 3 leaflets). The flowers are 9–20 mm... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Portulacaria afra

    Posted on This under-rated evergreen succulent shrub or small tree can be seen as you approach the Indigenous gardens on your left. With small, shiny green to yellow round leaves, it is well known to be part of elephants’ diet in many... 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 »