BUSHVELD SAVANNA

Summer rainfall region

Lowveld - lower-lying areas of Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, NW province, and sections of the Northern Cape. Characterised by open grasslands with scattered trees and shrubs (thorn trees and aloes are common). Warm, dry winter with no to light frost. 400-8--mm/annum.Plants have evolved to cope with disturbances so are hardy and easy to grow.

Trees      Shrubs      Perennials     Succulents      Groundcovers      Bulbs     Low Water Needs
 
TREES
SMALL
Burchellia bubalina
Burchellia bubalina
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Calpurnia aurea
Calpurnia aurea
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Clausena anisata
Clausena anisata
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Crotalaria capensis
Crotalaria capensis
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Dais cotinifolia
Dais cotinifolia
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Dichrostachys cinerea
Dichrostachys cinerea
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Dombeya rotundifolia
Dombeya rotundifolia
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Erythrina humeana
Erythrina humeana
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Erythrina latissima
Erythrina latissima
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Euclea crispa
Euclea crispa
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Galpinia transvaalica
Galpinia transvaalica
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Grewia flava
Grewia flava
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Grewia flavescens
Grewia flavescens
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Halleria lucida
Halleria lucida
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TREES - MEDIUM
Calodendrum capense
Calodendrum capense
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Combretum kraussii
Combretum kraussii
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Commiphora harveyi
Commiphora harveyi
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Cussonia spicata
Cussonia spicata
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Dais cotinifolia
Dais cotinifolia
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Erythrina latissima
Erythrina latissima
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Euclea crispa
Euclea crispa
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Galpinia transvaalica
Galpinia transvaalica
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Heteropyxis natalensis
Heteropyxis natalensis
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Ilex mitis
Ilex mitis
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Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana
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Pappea capensis
Pappea capensis
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Peltophorum africanum
Peltophorum africanum
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Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
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Searsia chirindensis
Searsia chirindensis
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TREES - LARGE
Apodytes dimidiata
Apodytes dimidiata
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Combretum kraussii
Combretum kraussii
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Cussonia spicata
Cussonia spicata
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Harpephyllum caffrum
Harpephyllum caffrum
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Ilex mitis
Ilex mitis
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Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana
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Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
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Senegalia (Acacia)burkei
Senegalia (Acacia)burkei
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SHRUBS
SUN - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Barleria albostelata
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Barleria obtusa
Barleria obtusa
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Dissotis princeps
Dissotis princeps
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Dyschoriste rogersii
Dyschoriste rogersii
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Erythrina zeyheri
Erythrina zeyheri
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Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
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Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare
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Hibiscus praeteritus
Hibiscus praeteritus
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Hypericum revolutum
Hypericum revolutum
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Ochna serrulata
Ochna serrulata
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Ocimum labiatum
Ocimum labiatum
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SUN - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Barleria albostelata
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Bauhinia tomentosa
Bauhinia tomentosa
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Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Carissa bispinosa
Carissa bispinosa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Crotalaria natalitia
Crotalaria natalitia
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Dissotis princeps
Dissotis princeps
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Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
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Ehretia rigida
Ehretia rigida
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Erythrina humeana
Erythrina humeana
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Gymnanthemum coloratum
Gymnanthemum coloratum
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Hypericum revolutum
Hypericum revolutum
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SUN - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Burchellia bubalina
Burchellia bubalina
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Calpurnia aurea
Calpurnia aurea
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Canthium inerme
Canthium inerme
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Capparis tomentosa
Capparis tomentosa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Crotalaria capensis
Crotalaria capensis
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
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Dombeya burgessiae
Dombeya burgessiae
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Dombeya rotundifolia
Dombeya rotundifolia
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Dovyalis caffra
Dovyalis caffra
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Ehretia rigida
Ehretia rigida
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Erythrina humeana
Erythrina humeana
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Grewia flava
Grewia flava
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SEMI-SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Barleria albostelata
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Barleria obtusa
Barleria obtusa
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare
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Ochna serrulata
Ochna serrulata
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Ocimum labiatum
Ocimum labiatum
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Phygelius aequalis
Phygelius aequalis
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Plectranthus hadiensis
Plectranthus hadiensis
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Polygala virgata
Polygala virgata
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Salvia dolomitica
Salvia dolomitica
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Senecio barbertonicus
Senecio barbertonicus
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Turraea obtusifolia
Turraea obtusifolia
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SEMI-SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Barleria albostelata
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Bauhinia tomentosa
Bauhinia tomentosa
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Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Carissa bispinosa
Carissa bispinosa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Lauridia tetragona
Lauridia tetragona
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Metarungia longistrobus
Metarungia longistrobus
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Mundulea sericea
Mundulea sericea
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Plumbago auriculata
Plumbago auriculata
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Psychotria capensis
Psychotria capensis
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Rotheca myricoides
Rotheca myricoides
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Salvia dolomitica
Salvia dolomitica
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SEMI-SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja auriculata
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Burchellia bubalina
Burchellia bubalina
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Calpurnia aurea
Calpurnia aurea
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Canthium inerme
Canthium inerme
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Capparis tomentosa
Capparis tomentosa
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Coddia rudis
Coddia rudis
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Diospyros whyteana
Diospyros whyteana
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Dombeya burgessiae
Dombeya burgessiae
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Dovyalis caffra
Dovyalis caffra
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Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis
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Lauridia tetragona
Lauridia tetragona
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Ochna natalitia
Ochna natalitia
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Pavetta lanceolata
Pavetta lanceolata
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Psychotria capensis
Psychotria capensis
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Rothmannia globosa
Rothmannia globosa
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SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Ocimum labiatum
Ocimum labiatum
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Plectranthus fruticosus
Plectranthus fruticosus
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SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Metarungia longistrobus
Metarungia longistrobus
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Plectranthus fruticosus
Plectranthus fruticosus
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Psychotria capensis
Psychotria capensis
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Strophanthus speciosus
Strophanthus speciosus
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Xylotheca kraussiana
Xylotheca kraussiana
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SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Pavetta lanceolata
Pavetta lanceolata
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Psychotria capensis
Psychotria capensis
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Xylotheca kraussiana
Xylotheca kraussiana
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PERENNIALS
SUN
 
Aloe verecunda
Aloe verecunda
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Crinum bulbispermum
Crinum bulbispermum
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Crossandra greenstockii
Crossandra greenstockii
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Cyanotis speciosa
Cyanotis speciosa
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Dianthus zeyheri
Dianthus zeyheri
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Dimorphotheca jucunda
Dimorphotheca jucunda
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Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
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Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
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Hebenstretia species
Hebenstretia species
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Helichrysum nudifolium var. pilosellum
Helichrysum nudifolium var. pilosellum
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Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Helichrysum umbraculigerum
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Hesperantha coccinea
Hesperantha coccinea
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Hilliardiella hirsuta
Hilliardiella hirsuta
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Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Hypoxis hemerocallidea
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PERENNIALS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Bulbine latifolia
Bulbine latifolia
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Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia aurea
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Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Helichrysum umbraculigerum
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Impatiens hochsteteri
Impatiens hochsteteri
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Phygelius aequalis
Phygelius aequalis
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Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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Senecio speciosus
Senecio speciosus
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Thunbergia atriplicifolia
Thunbergia atriplicifolia
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PERENNIALS - SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Chlorophytum bowkeri
Chlorophytum bowkeri
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Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia aurea
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Impatiens hochsteteri
Impatiens hochsteteri
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Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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SUCCULENTS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aeollanthus parvifolius
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Aloe arborescens
Aloe arborescens
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Aloe marlothii
Aloe marlothii
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Aloe rupestris
Aloe rupestris
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Aloe spicata
Aloe spicata
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Aloe vanbalenii
Aloe vanbalenii
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Bulbine abyssinica
Bulbine abyssinica
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Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine frutescens
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Crassula alba
Crassula alba
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Crassula perfoliata
Crassula perfoliata
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Euphorbia clavaroides
Euphorbia clavaroides
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Kalanchoe sexangularis
Kalanchoe sexangularis
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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
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Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus neochilus
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SUCCULENTS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aloe arborescens
Aloe arborescens
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine frutescens
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Euphorbia clavaroides
Euphorbia clavaroides
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Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus neochilus
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Senecio barbertonicus
Senecio barbertonicus
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Stapelia gigantea
Stapelia gigantea
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SUCCULENTS - SHADE
 
 
GROUNDCOVERS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aeollanthus parvifolius
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Dimorphotheca jucunda
Dimorphotheca jucunda
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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare
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Justicia protracta
Justicia protracta
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Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus neochilus
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GROUNDCOVERS- SEMI-SHADE
 
Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Bulbine latifolia
Bulbine latifolia
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Dyschoriste setigera
Dyschoriste setigera
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Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare
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Justicia protracta
Justicia protracta
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Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus neochilus
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Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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GROUNDCOVERS- SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Dyschoriste setigera
Dyschoriste setigera
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Justicia protracta
Justicia protracta
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Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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BULBS
 
Boophone disticha
Boophone disticha
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Crinum bulbispermum
Crinum bulbispermum
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Crinum graminicola
Crinum graminicola
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Crinum macowanii
Crinum macowanii
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Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia aurea
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Crocosmia paniculata
Crocosmia paniculata
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Gladiolus papilio
Gladiolus papilio
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Gloriosa superba
Gloriosa superba
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Hesperantha coccinea
Hesperantha coccinea
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Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Hypoxis hemerocallidea
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Ornithogalum juncifolium
Ornithogalum juncifolium
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Zantedeschia aethiopica
Zantedeschia aethiopica
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LOW WATER NEEDS
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aeollanthus parvifolius
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Aloe arborescens
Aloe arborescens
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Aloe marlothii
Aloe marlothii
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Aloe rupestris
Aloe rupestris
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Aloe spicata
Aloe spicata
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Aloe vanbalenii
Aloe vanbalenii
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Andropogon eucomus
Andropogon eucomus
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Apodytes dimidiata
Apodytes dimidiata
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Aptenia cordifolia
Aptenia cordifolia
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Aristida junciformis
Aristida junciformis
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Asystasia gangetica
Asystasia gangetica
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Barleria albostelata
Barleria albostelata
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Bauhinia tomentosa
Bauhinia tomentosa
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Boophone disticha
Boophone disticha
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Bulbine abyssinica
Bulbine abyssinica
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