Adenium Arabicum

… originates from East Africa. Originally thought from the Arabic countries in the North-East (hence the specie name) but later insight learns that it most probably is endemic to Tanzania or Kenya.¬†Whatever, it’s a beautiful flower.

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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 …

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