• 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 »
  • MALVA PARVIFLORA

    Posted on This very troublesome, annual weed is dynamic after autumn and winter rains. It is an erect, sprawling or decumbent herb growing up to 50cm high that is covered with rather stiff star-like (stellate) hairs and is woody at the stem. It occurs on all soil types;... 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 »
  • ACOKANTHERA OPPOSITIFOLIA

    Posted on This evergreen to semi-deciduous tree can be seen on the other side of the footpath to the Indigenous Garden. Easy to recognise with its reddish young stems and thick, leathery, ovate and glossy leaves. The flowers appear in dense axillary... 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 »
  • 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 »