Sandy Soil

Bauhinia galpinii
High: 2m
Wide: 3-4m
Full sun

A beautiful spreading shrub, or small tree producing large orange flowers in early autumn, followed by seed pods. This shrub will grow in any soil and is very low maintenance. It can be grown as a hedge/screen or a focal point in the garden. It does best in full sun. Feed with a Slow Release 3:1:5 fertiliser, organic or chemical.

Cineraria saxifraga
High: 30cm
W: 40cm
Sun to semi-shade

This groundcover does well in hanging baskets with is small leaves and its bright yellow daisy-like flowers. To encourage all year flowers, deadhead regularly. Like most plants it appreciates regular watering but avoid overwatering. Feed with a Slow Release 3:1:5 fertiliser, organic or chemical.

Gazania rigens
High: 20cm
Wide: 40-50cm
Full sun

A fast growing groundcover with lush thick green leaves. Low maintenance plant that produces a carpet of floral beauty. During the warmers months of the year it blooms a bright yellow daisy flower which opens during sunshine and closes as the sun sets. This plant does not mind any attention and responses well to watering and regular feeding to encourage best results. Feed with a Slow Release 3:1:5 fertiliser, organic or chemical.

Leucodendron “Safari Sunset”
High: 2m
Wide: 1,5m
Full sun

The African sunset is well represented in this one plant. The red bracts at the end of each branch create a fiery display. It does great for those sandy soils as these plants do not want to stand in water. Provide well drained soil and avoid overwatering. It’s a great plant to use as a focal point or to cover a large area in the garden. Feed with an organic fertiliser towards the end of summer-beginning winter.

Protea repens
H: 2,5m
W: 1,5
Full Sun

Indigenous to the western and southern cape this protea is familiar to the harsh growing condition of this area. It is a large bushy shrub available in a range of colours such as white, cream or pink flowers. They can be grown in pots so as to avoid complications during the growth of the plant as these plants are very particular. When buying a protea for pots it is recommended to get a Protea Mix as this mix has been specially blend for the needs of the protea. Should feeding be necessary lightly feed with a Slow Release 3:1:5 organic fertilisers during the end of summer-early autumn.

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