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Some plants and animals


I thought I would share some plants in nature and animals for fun from around here.

First up, Crassula rupestris in flower. Crassula is fairly well-known, but this is how it looks on home turf!

Tylecodon paniculatus, also from Crassulaceae family.

This is Aloe speciosa, on the Zuurberg mountain slopes.

Cannot forget a Protea growing here!

This is Aloe pluridens, a close relative to the well-known Aloe arborescens, but single-stemmed.

Cannot do this without showing the Ellies. We had to sit a watch for a while, because Mom, will get very angry and charge if we get to close to the little on, in fact, some of the others were not too happy with us being so close, either.

And, well baby Zebra’s are always the cutest things!

Hope you enjoy this little African post.

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Brilliant! Protea are such amazing flowers. They look as though they've been 'invented' because they are so large and unusual. Your Ellies and zebra baby put my lizards, deer and Wild Boar in the shade! :o)

31 Aug, 2012


Oh, I do not know about that! Thanks Nariz, but to me, I look at it from the other side, so I would look at it the same as you! :-)) LT

31 Aug, 2012


Interesting to see the plants in their natural habitat.
I didn't think those Aloes grew so tall.
Do those wild animals live near your home ?

31 Aug, 2012


About 70 km from us in the Addo National Park, but we have some (not ellies), but lions, tiger and others about 3 km from us at a breeding reserve.

31 Aug, 2012


Lovely pictures LT....I so love seeing animals in their habitat.
It's amazing how different plants look in their natural habitat too. Thank you for sharing :)

31 Aug, 2012


Pleasure! LT

31 Aug, 2012


Fab pics love the Aloes and Protea, it took me 3 years to get a Protea to flower here! I would love to see them in the wild the only place i've seen them growing outside is Tresco Abbey gardens, my fav garden. thanks for posting added to favourites :o)))

31 Aug, 2012


great blog....its protea for me too...i have a small one given to me by a GOYer...its doing ok and one day i will get a flower too. where do you keep yours in the winter Planto?

31 Aug, 2012


Thanks Planto, Sandra - I have some more protea pics, will post it in the future. LT

1 Sep, 2012


In the frost free greenhouse for the winter Sandra mine usually buds up quite early but the flower doesn't open till june :o)

1 Sep, 2012

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