Beautiful, evergreen, multi-stemmed palm with feathery, arching leaves. One of the most popular houseplants and adds a tropical touch to living rooms, offices receptions and patios. Does well in bright light indoors and on patios and needs moderate watering. Benefits with occasional misting to increase humidity.
An evergreen perennial, this plant is widely cultivated for it’s dramatic, colourful flowers and structural shape. The beautiful orange, blue and white flowering display can be admired during May to December.
Strelitzia is a bold structural plant that is wind resistant and grows well in coastal gardens too. Provided that they are given lots of bright light with some direct sun they can be successfully grown indoors. Feed with compost in early spring before new growth begins and then fertilize during the growing season. Indigenous.
Frangipani’s are small tropical trees with highly fragrant flowers that bloom freely from spring to autumn. Various colours are available. This spectacular deciduous tree handles wind and coastal conditions. They grow well in pots. This tree has been classified as having a non invasive root system. All parts of the Frangipani are considered mildly toxic.
Crowned, Plant of the Year, at the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show.
South African breeders, De Wet breeders, spent years crossing, combining, and recombining thousands of carefully selected agapanthus varieties to produce BLACKJACK. The most intensely colored Agapanthus on the market at the moment.
Inky black buds open to big intense black-purple striped flower heads in summer.
Two of the significant attributes of this beauty are its incredible colour and an extended flowering season.
BLACKJACK is vigorous in growth and flowering, disease resistant and stable - with no hidden flaws.
This undemanding perennial is heat and drought tolerant. This Agapanthus is ‘The One’
Agapanthus 'Black Jack'
1m H x 40cm W
Sun to Semi-Shade
White King Protea | Protea Cynaroides 'King White'
A medium sized shrub with reddish stems, holding large rounded green leaves and bearing huge dinner plate sized flowers. Unlike the species, which typically has pale silky pink flowers, this variety has flowers of pure white.
Hardy, evergreen and deciduous with large showy flowers that fade from yellow to pink with a deep pink centre. Social butterfly is perfect to add a bit of glitz and glam to your garden. The ‘Hollywood collection’ was bred to provide an excess of blooms. Flowers all summer long. Great in containers.
This is a wonderful Salvia, compact and richly colored with vibrant, deep purple flowers. An abundant bloomer with a long flowering time. Makes a spectacular display when mass-planted in your garden. Can be used as container plant on patios, in borders and to add beautiful colour contrast to your garden. Low-maintenance and drought tolerant. Attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.
An attention-grabbing evergreen that effortlessly brings a lush tropical ambiance to your garden. Notably, while its appearance is captivating, its aggressive root system requires mindful placement away from paths and structures.
Moreover, it's a versatile choice as it can thrive both outdoors and as an indoor plant. Indigenous and well-suited for coastal environments, this plant offers a touch of paradise to any garden.
The iconic Iceberg rose, beloved by all and ideal for beginners, boasts remarkable disease resistance, ensuring a thriving and low-maintenance garden. Its delicate fragrance adds a delightful sensory experience to your outdoor space. Plant it en-mass or in pots, alongside lavender, for a truly enchanting garden display.
This colourful crassula is a firm favourite as it sets your garden alight with its fleshy propeller-like leaves that mature from bright lime-green to bright red. Also very pretty in containers or hanging baskets.
A striking and very popular ornamental tree that is tall, deciduous and fast growing with a distinctive greeny-yellow bark. It has sparse foliage that allows for sunlight to shine through which is perfect if you want other plants to grow underneath the tree.
This dramatic ornamental grass captivates with its deep-purple to nearly jet-black leaves. In summer, it surprises with small, bell-shaped, pale pinkish-white flowers that emerge on dark stems, later transforming into glossy dark-purple berries.
Notably, Black Mondo Grass is remarkably low-maintenance and thrives in partial to full shade, making it an ideal choice for shaded garden areas. Additionally, its striking dark foliage provides a stunning contrast in mixed plantings
This Cordyline is very suitable to the South-African garden as it is heat tolerant and water wise. For a splash of colour choose this evergreen perennial which is clump forming and boasts dazzling marroon leaves with hot pink margins.
Evergreen and performs well in containers or surrounded by other plants
Caesalpinia ferrea, a slender tree, boasts a uniquely colorful trunk, making it a perfect fit for small gardens. Its dainty canopy allows ample light to filter through, making it an excellent choice for planting on lawns.
However, be mindful of its aggressive root system, which mirrors the size of the tree above ground. In spring, small yellow, bell-shaped flowers grace its branches, followed by the emergence of dark seed pods. This tree is sensitive to wind conditions.
A compact gem that blooms with brilliant purple-blue flowers all summer long. It's easy to care for, disease-resistant, and a magnet for butterflies and friendly garden insects. Plant it in sunny spots with good drainage, and by removing faded blooms, you'll keep the show going.Flowers from late spring to autumn.
Snake plants, sometimes referred to as mother-in-law's-tongue, are some of the toughest plants you can find. They are one of the best plants to clean indoor air, especially for people with allergies. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties lends themselves to being grouped with other plants for striking contrast.
The hardiest of all proteas, and well suited to low maintenance, low water use gardens (water well initially) with well-draining soil. Spectacular exotic-looking flowers in summer - perfect as cut flowers.
Not a palm, but looks like one. In fact an ancient plant from Japan and Taiwan. A lovely and very popular cycad that is often used in landscaping due to the drama and perfection that it adds to any garden. Marvelous to see the young leaves unfurl as soft and later becoming sturdy. It may flower as it gets older. There are male and female plants. The male produces a cone at the centre and the female produces a mass of orange woolly seeds after fertilisation. These lie open at the centre of the plant. Protect this plant from the hot afternoon sun and place it in a warm, light spot. Only feed the plant when new leaves develop. Keep the compost moist but not wet. Can be grown indoors.
An elegant, ornamental evergreen shrub, that can very successfully be used as a hedge plant, and are easily pruned to the desired height. Known for its leaves that change from green in summer to brilliant red in autumn and winter, while sprays of white flowers in Spring transform into scarlet berries.
These extremely popular, undemanding, houseplants is one of todays 'it' plants. They grace the pages of magazines and instagram. They prefer lots of bright filtered light and should be kept away from drafts. They grow outdoors in a sub-tropical climate and should therefore be kept indoors or on a protected patio in the Western Cape. Misting and sponging the leaves are beneficial and buttermilk or commercial leaf gloss will enhance the sheen of the leaves. Only water when the soil feels dry.
An attractive large shrub producing clusters of violet-blue flowers with dazzling white petal edges in summer. Flowers are followed by orange yellow berries. They can often be found simultaneously on this beautiful plant. Can be maintained as a small accent tree. This is a noticeable addition to any garden. Unpruned height can reach up to 6m. Ideal for a hedge or screen.
Snake plants, sometimes referred to as mother-in-law's-tongue, are some of the toughest plants you can find. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties with green and silver leaves can put up with almost anything. .