New South African kalanchoe hybrids have been named in honour of key figures in our botany and horticulture
Winter is Aloe season in South Africa. As these majestic succulents come into bloom en masse, their bright and spectacular flowers transform mountains, koppies, open plains and gardens.
The Botanical Society’s Kirstenbosch branch encourages you to start ‘Gardening for Happiness’, as they prepare to launch the Kirstenbosch Plant Fair.
One man had a dream in Tshwane’s Mamelodi – and helped preserve a natural gem overlooked by botanists
Our guide to gardening for bees gives tips on growing beautiful indigenous plants that create a thriving ecosystem for pollinators. Insects are a vital
Encouraging children to enjoy gardening allows them to have fun outdoors while also learning about nature and biodiversity.
For easy-care, colourful and dramatic planting, grow indigenous South African succulents in your garden or containers. Where would you look to
To celebrate African Traditional Medicine Day on 31 August, Zoë Chapman Poulsen interviewed pioneering Pondoland conservationist
As we strive to house and feed a growing population, our worlds are becoming ever more built up. More people are becoming city dwellers in the concrete jungle
This rather unassuming South African shrub has hit the news of late. The spekboom bandwagon has rolled into town and everyone is climbing on board, from travel magazines to municipalities, homeowners to game reserves.
Coming in a plethora of different shapes, sizes and colours, indigenous shade-loving Plectranthus can light up even the darkest corners of our gardens. Colours vary from white to pale pink to the deepest dark blues and purples.
When the winter days are short and the weather is cold, Aloes cannot fail to bring warmth to your garden with their spectacular blooms.
In addition to this botanical bonanza, the event also served as an expo for various organisations. Experts from the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW)
In 2015 South Africa experienced its driest year since records began in 1904. On average we receive just 497mm of rainfall per year
Bryophytes, which include moss, are primitive plants that give us some idea of how the first plants that ventured onto land coped with their new water-less environment.
The most important feature of plants is their green colour, which is the result of a group of pigments called chlorophyll. Plants use chlorophyll to capture light energy