Monthly Top Plants

Water Starlet

Water Starlet (Spiloxene aquatica)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are! Water Starlet is a winter-growing bulb commonly found in seasonal pools, vlei edges and marshes in Namaqualand and the Southern and Eastern Cape.
Cape Waterblommetjies

Cape Water Blommetjie (Aponogeton distachyos)

Cape Waterblommetjies occur naturally in the winter rainfall areas of the Cape, bursting forth as soon as the ponds and vleis fill up after the first winter rains.
Cape Thatching Reed

Cape Thatching Reed (Elegia tectorum (Syn. Chondropetalum tectorum)

(Syn. Chondropetalum tectorum). Cape Thatching Reed – not a Reed at all, but a Restio! Restios are leafless, grass-like perennials of which the male and female flowers are borne on separate plants.

Tanika (Lomandra Longifolia)

Tanika Lomandra has been introduced in landscapes across South Africa recently. An evergreen, improved compact fine leaf form, this low maintenance plant is perfect for landscape professionals and gardeners alike.
Little Ruby

Little Ruby (Alternanthera dentata)

Compact, spreading habit and deep burgundy foliage, more frost tolerant than the common form. Little Ruby Alternanthera is the perfect mounding ground cover with a compact, spreading habit and deep burgundy foliage making it a real stand out plant in the garden.
Little Rev

Little Rev (Dianella Revoluta)

Its compact blue-grey foliage, great architectural form and little to no maintenance required once established. Little Rev Dianella is a very hardy plant with a beautiful form, making it perfect for modern landscapes.

Tree aloe (Aloe bainesii)

Also known as Aloe barberae Africa’s tallest aloe, forming branches, with orange spikes as flowers. A beautiful, hardy, indigenous winter bloomer which thrives in full fun.
Krantz aloe

Krantz aloe (Aloe arborescens)

Hardy, indigenous winter bloomer with attractive green foliage and orange spiky flowers. Enjoyed for its striking display of colour in winter and its many medicinal uses.


Botanical Name: Camellia japonica (The Japanese Camellia) Common Name: Camellia / The Rose of winter Camellia, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae (tea).