Bottle Brush ….

… keeps on flowering. The Bottle Brush (Callistemon specie) originates from Australia and is so immense popular in South Africa that even local conservation people thin that this (tree-)shrub is indigenous to South Africa… 😉


Cactus season has started

Although we had a few flowering cacti this Winter; most of the cacti flower between September and February/March. This Fero Cactus symbolizes the beginning of the Cactus Season here in South Africa. Although even local cactus nurseries tell their customers (who prefer indigenous plants) that cacti originate from (South) Africa I can assure you that they all originate from the Americas except for one (Rhipsalis baccifera) which does not look like a cactus at all and originate from coastal woodland between Durban and Kenya …