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Veltheimia capensis

December 2009

Our plant of Veltheimia capensis has remained single, while Veltheimia bracteata has increased to form a good-sized clump.

Colletia cruciata

November 2009

The blooming time for Colletia cruciata is in the fall, and our plant at the Ruth Bancroft Garden bears white flowers in October and November.

Aloe greenii

October 2009

Like many of its relatives, Aloe greenii has spots which tend to occur in irregular undulating transverse bands.

Haworthia truncata

September 2009

There are many species of Haworthia with windowed leaves, like the Haworthia truncata, so named because its leaves look as though they had been truncated.

Agave parrasana

August 2009

Agave parrasana is a beautiful species native to several mountain ranges in the state of Coahuila in north-central Mexico.

Agave bracteosa

July 2009

Most species of Agave have thick leaves armed with teeth along the edges and tipped with a sharp spike, but Agave bracteosa is a non-conformist with its pliable unarmed green leaves.

Eucalyptus preissiana

April 2008

Eucalyptus preissiana is one of a number of species known in Australia as “mallees”.  The term is applied to plants which have a swollen base called a lignotuber, from which multiple stems usually arise.

Eucalyptus caesia

March 2008

Like most species of Eucalyptus, E. caesia comes from Australia, where it grows on granite outcrops in the southwest part of the country. 

Aloe microstigma

February 2008

Many species of Aloe come into flower during the winter, and Aloe microstigma is one of these.

Senna artemisioides

January 2008

Among the shrubs providing some winter color at the Ruth Bancroft Garden is  a delightful one named Senna artemisioides (also known as Cassia artemisioides).

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