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This unique Gymnocalycium has a stem that contorts in on itself along the central growth point, giving it a jagged appearance.
This Haworthia has a rough leaf texture and white colouration. Its parentage likely involves Haworthia 'Ginsekai' series of hybrids.
Adenium multiflorum is likely one of the most popular caudiciform succulent plants available in horticulture. It produces magnificent bicolor pink flowers.
Turbinicarpus jauernigii is a non-branching cactus with a stem surface that has attractive geometric shapes. The top of the stem is covered in white 'hair'.
Instead of the well known globose shape of the typical Euphorbia obesa, the crested form has flattened, wavy stems. It tends to produce a few normal stems.
Living Desert Plants is a specialist plant nursery focusing on rare succulents and cacti. Our focus is placed on succulents that are not generally available in large retail nurseries, with much of our range being imported and propagated before being made available. At Living Desert Plants, you will find the weird and wonderful that you cannot find elsewhere.
From a tiny collection on a single table, to a menagerie now numbering in the thousands, this is the LDP story.
This venture found its roots as a hobby-turned-business created by Harry Lewis in early 2018. Harry was able to get the nursery up and running using valuable knowledge gained from his years as a nature conservationist. His respect and admiration for nature is at the core of LDP’s ethos, and this extends to the plants in our care. Whether it’s plants on sale or plants in our personal collections, we give them the individual attention they deserve, and provide them with the highest possible standard of care.
All our plants are legal, nursery grown specimens, and we have been certified by Cape Nature as a registered Grower and Seller of Protected Flora since 21/05/2018.
Living Desert Plants is primarily an online nursery, though we do have stalls at a variety of events throughout the year. If you want to meet us in person, then this is the list of rare plant fairs to attend for 2024! Tokara Rare Plant Fair 2024 We will have a stall at the annual . . .
A remarkable trend has been sweeping across social media, captivating many plant collectors. At the forefront of this trend stands the Gymnocalycium, a genus of cacti that seems to grab the attention of every enthusiast that sees one. In this blog post, we delve into the world of Gymnocalycium cacti, uncovering the reasons behind their . . .
Living Desert Plants had our first ever stall at the annual Tokara Rare Plant Fair, hosted at Tokara Wine Estate. This event took place on the 22nd of April 2023. It was a spectacular display of plants, and not just succulents! This event is always a delight for those who appreciate the unique and diverse . . .
Living Desert Plants had a stall at the second annual Vanrhynsdorp Succulent Festival, hosted at Letsatsi Lodge. This event took place on the 4th and 5th of March 2023. It was a true celebration of plant beauty, and we wanted to share our experiences and impressions of the festival with you. The Vanrhynsdorp Succulent Festival . . .
Living Desert Plants is primarily an online nursery, though we do have stalls at a variety of events throughout the year. If you want to meet us in person, then this is the list of rare plant fairs to attend for 2023! Vanrhynsdorp Vetplantfees / Succulent Festival 2023 We will have a stall at the . . .
What is grafting? You can join two plants together to grow as one using the technique of grafting. This method can improve the growth and health of a plant, and can assist in propagating a desirable form or cultivar. The Lophophora cactus, also known as the peyote, can benefit from grafting. In this blog, we . . .
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