Plant Highlights By Date
Banksia is a genus in the Proteaceae (the Protea Family), and most of them are shrubs, like the Banksia heliantha.
Crassula rupestris is a clump-forming plant, found on rocky slopes and on cliffs. It grows widely in the southern and southwestern part of South Africa.
In habitat in South Africa, Aloe reitzii flowers in February and March, which is late summer to early autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
Stapeliads are well known for their remarkable five-pointed flowers, and these are often referred to as “carrion flowers” because many of them employ foul odors to attract the flies that pollinate them, including the Orbea variegata.
Cycas debaoensis is a cone-bearing gymnosperm belonging to the order Cycadales, an ancient lineage whose ancestry extends back 300 million years, to a time when flowering plants had not yet evolved.
The Agave pintilla is an unusual agave with compact rosettes of leaves with striking white markings on the leaf surfaces.
Plants in the Cactaceae, or Cactus Family, are almost all native to the Americas, and they occur widely in both North America and South America. This includes Echinocereus pentalophus subspecies pentalophus.
While many Gasteria are stemless, this is not true of a unique cliff-dwelling species named Gasteria rawlinsonii.
One of the largest of the Bulbine species is Bulbine latifolia, which has an extensive distribution in eastern South Africa.
While some Australian Acacia species have long been widely used horticulturally (and in some cases have naturalized in other parts of the world), others have stayed out of the limelight. One of the latter is Acacia aphylla.