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Stapelia gariepensis - Flowering now at Towerkop Nursery.

Found in stony places and drier areas of the Karoo and Namaqualand in South Africa. The starfish-like flowers mimic the odour of rotting flesh, to attract the carrion flies that pollinate them.

Nice to look at though !


Sea-onion, Albuca bracteata. Feature plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Albuca bracteata – Sea onion being attended to by a bee !

Attractive inflorescences on long spikes of small white fragrant flowers with green central stripes produced from spring to summer. 15 more words


Chincherinchee - Ornithogalum thyrsoides. Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Ornithogalum thyrsoides is a bulbous perrenial bearing a raceme of glossy white flowers.

It occurs on sandy flats and lower slopes from Namaqualand to the southern cape. 13 more words

Indigenous Plants

Black Walnut (Juglans Nigra)

Recently there were hundreds of black walnuts falling from the tree in our back yard.  Collecting and processing can be a messy, time consuming job when done by hand.  524 more words

Nutrition And Health

Featured Plant: Spider Plant

After weeks of searching for indoor houseplants that would also be safe for pets, I finally decided to go with the spider plant.  323 more words


Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Watsonia. Robust, deciduous, cormous perennial of the Iris family. Indigenous to South Africa.

Indigenous Plants