We all want food on the table don’t we? and a good wine… The guys in the picture work at one of the best small wine cellars in South Africa; producing only 8000 to 9000 bottles per year finding their way to collectors around the globe… Ain’t I lucky to have them as neighbours?
Despite excellent sales during the past two Sundays we still have a few hundred plants for sale; partly in pots and partly directly from the garden. Amongst these plants are still some collector’s items. Prices are realistic (mentioned in captions and in South African Rand); we don’t deal in bargains. What we don’t sell goes with us to the new address (where-ever that may be 😉 ). This coming Sunday 31 January another sale. Buyers/collectors have to book in advance (greenc -at- omail.co.za) for we work with a time slot of 2 – 2.5 hrs pp.
Besides what’s shown in the pictures there are still many smaller and larger (>2 m high) cacti, agaves and other (mainly African) succulent plants.
This is a desert plant from Mexico. The botanical genus is Ariocarpus and it’s classified as one of the cactaceae (argh … those botanists/taxonomists… 😉 ). anyway this succulent plant is as hard as rock and in its natural habitat it’s already happy with one annually flood rain. When it’s dry for a longer period it ‘draws’ itself more or less into the soil. Fairly rare plant; even specialised nurseries normally don’t have these in stock but some collectors do. The estimated age of this plant is around 30 years.