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Lookin' for some pot stuff

I bought some plants by mail order the other day and they arrived, carefully wrapped, and each sitting in their own individual grow bag, and seem to have survived the journey okay. 839 more words

Gardening - Basics

Bulbinella (Bulbine frutescens). Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Bulbine frutescens

Common Names: Afrikaans: balsemkopiva, copaiba, geelkatstert, katstert

English: snake flower, cat’s tail, burn jelly plant, stalked bulbine, grass aloe


There are over 50 species of bulbine, and many are used by our traditional herbalists including B. 529 more words

Indigenous Plants

My Sundew (Drosera capensis) flowered !

The name “Drosera is derived from the Greek words “droseros” which means dewy and ‘drosos’ meaning dew.

Sundews are carnivorous plants. This means that sundews can trap and digest insects to obtain extra nutrients, such as nitrogen. 251 more words

Indigenous Plants

Kanna, Kougoed (Sceletium tortuosum). Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Kanna/ kougoed (Sceletium tortuosum)

The name is derived from the latin word sceletus (skeleton), referring to the permanent leaf veins which persist as a skeleton-like structure in the dry leaves. 132 more words

Indigenous Plants