You are missing the fragrance

This Fenestraria specie (don’t ask which one! 😉 ) originates from Namibia and Namaqualand in South Africa. Beautiful to look at but you miss the extra-ordinary sweet/fruity fragrance; a feast for your nose .. Flower is fully open during a few hours in the afternoon.

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“Just like a woman…”

….. says Yvonne. “Soft on the outside but be aware of the spines under the succulent leafs…”.

Alluaudia procera (origin: Madagascar) is one of my favourite succulent plants. Both ones in our garden are 3 year old cuttings which are now about 2 meters above the ground. Guess it will become about 10-12 meters high in time.

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