Known as arthritic Pelargonium, because of its swollen joints or nodes. It is a very unusual summer deciduous plant that is an interesting addition to any dry garden. They thrive in heat, with normal winter rainfall and can also be grown as a trailing pot plant. It is a tough, sprawling ground cover for dunes, sandy gardens, rockeries or pots, that flowers from summer to autumn. The stems are succulent when young, but become woody as the plant ages, and have immensely swollen nodes. It will creep along the ground or through other plants, with stems extending to 5 metres or more. Sulphur yellow flowers that are scented at night, with a perfume like vanilla or bananas, so plant it close to areas where the aroma can be enjoyed.
The fresh leaves and buds can be eaten fresh as a wild food, the taste is tart but palatable.
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.