family and species

Amazing Aloe

Aloe has been grown and used for thousands of years, not just as a garden plant, but also as a healing product. Gardeners today are spoilt for choice when it comes to colour and variety. They are also used by NASA for air purification, so make sure you have at least one indoors. Interesting fact: …

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LEDEBOURIA MACULATA

Plant of the Week LEDEBOURIA MACULATA

The genus Ledebouria is named after Carl Friedrich van Ledebour (1785-1851) German botanist and professor of botany at Dorpat. Native across sub-Saharan Africa, with a few species in Madagascar and India. There are approximately 90 species in all. This wonderful, attractive, small but hardy, previously known as Drimiopsis maculata, is tolerant of neglect and fairly easy to grow, …

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