Low clumping tough dark foliage, mottled with white rough texture. Best planted in large groups to enjoy the coral flowers on 60cm tall stems in spring. They have the colour and form of a flock of Flamingos. It offsets freely from the base and soon forms a dense cluster with dull green speckled leaves. The leaves are 3 to 15cm tall and may spead to 30cm wide or more.
Native to the Western Cape of South Africa, it grows in hilly terrain, river valley's and on vertical rock ledges, on shale and sandstone outcrops and occasionally Limestone in dry open fynbos vegetation. It forms large clusters. In more exposed areas, it tends to have dark brownish-green colour, but more often they grow hidden amongst bushes and other vegetation, in that case they remain green. Plants prefer partial shade, and in hot climates should be protected from full sun. They are an ideal container plant on a shady terrace. They require very little water, even as a pot plant, so they are well suited to holiday homes where they can reliably be left for many months over summer with no attention. Furthermore, they are also very cold hardy down to -5 Celsius.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.