These extremely popular, undemanding, houseplants is one of todays 'it' plants. They grace the pages of magazines and instagram. They prefer lots of bright filtered light and should be kept away from drafts. They grow outdoors in a sub-tropical climate and should therefore be kept indoors or on a protected patio in the Western Cape.
Tahiti Lime is larger, thicker-skinned, with less intense citrus aromatics than the key lime (Citrus aurantifolia). The advantages of the Tahiti lime are the larger size, absence of seeds, hardiness and absence of thorns on the bushes.
This beguiling foliage plant will make a statement in any room. Audrey enjoys indirect light and moderate humidity; well suited to a home environment but be sure to keep away from heaters and cold draughts.
A good shade tree with shining leaves that are leathery in texture and a rich, deep green colour. Only suitable for very large, subtropical gardens, as its vigorous root system is very invasive. Also a good container plant for indoor or outdoor use.
When grown indoors, the plants are normally pruned to keep them in the 1 - 2m range. This lovely variety of the weeping fig known as the Ficus Benjamina displays an architectural braided stem. An impressive plume of dark green glossy leaves giving a wonderful canopy effect. The Benjamina need a well lit position in the home or office to achieve best results.
This stunning rubber plant grows sculptural deep-green leaves from a thin central trunk. The Rubber Plant is easy to care for and will be happy in any bright room and is sure to make a statement due to its height. *Toxic to cats and dogs
Fig trees are quite adaptable, and can be grown in smallish gardens if their roots are contained. The cultivar Ficus carica 'Evita' produces a slightly flattened fruit with a purple skin and ruby-red flesh. It is popular to use on a cheese plate with dry biscuits or as a dessert.
Ficus Carica 'Evita'
5m H x 2-4m W
Fig Southern Black | Ficus Carica 'Southern Black'
A late season pomegranate with orange-red flowers. The fruit has a red to purple skin. This variety is popular for making pomegranate juice. Wonderful is a fast grower, produces an abundance of fruit, is drought resistant and mostly pest free.
The Calamondin orange tree, often known as miniature orange, is an ornamental tree producing fragrant flowers and a small tangerine-like fruit. The fruit has a tart, acid flavor similar to a lemon or lime. Calamondin orange tree makes one of the best indoor fruit trees.
Clementines are small to medium-sized evergreen trees that produce round to slightly flat fruits. The fruit has a fragrant glossy orange skin, easy to peel with sweet segmented flesh inside. 'Nules' is a selection of Clementine with small to medium sized fruit.
If you have a large garden, this indigenous tree will provide you with a very wide canopy of shade. The birds will love the small fig fruits and the kids will love the many branches to climb. This tree is ideal for building a treehouse. Plant with enough space between tree and permanent structures as it has invasive roots.
The Palmer navel orange is a sweet, seedless orange and has a rich, juicy flavour that is delicious for eating out of hand. The fruit is large and has a deep orange colour. It peels easily and the tender flesh provides a rich and pleasant flavour. The navel is recognised as the primary eating orange throughout the world.
Citrus Sinensis 'Palmer Navel'
Washington Navel Orange | Citrus Sinensis 'Washington Navel'
Washington is an exceptionally delicious, seedless and easy-peeling orange. Fruit is large and round with a slightly pebbled rind. This medium-sized tree, bears fragrant flowers in spring and handsome foliage year-round.
Marsh has large to very large fruit, with smooth rinds that become pale yellow when mature. Its shape is round to flat, depending on climate. Internal flesh color is off white to ivory, with very good flavor.
The 'Bella' varieties have a compact growth and begin blooming very early in the season. They flower freely all summer and throughout early autumn. Bella Evita is a compact, upright and bushy deciduous shrub with dark green foliage. The blooms have deep pink sepals and single white corollas, veined in light pink.
This striking bonsai with thick exposed roots and oval-shaped, dark green leaves, are a popular choice for Bonsai beginners. The leaves grow densely, creating a thick canopy over the bulbous trunk. Requires little maintenance.
Coffea Arabica is not only grown for it's coffee beans, but it is also a very popular Indoor Plant. This evergreen broadleaf tree, will produce greenish-yellow or cream coloured flowers, followed with reddish berries. Each of these berries contains two seeds, which eventually become the coffee beans you use to brew coffee. Even though the coffee tree is a vigorous grower, it will take several years before it produces flowers and fruit.
A beautiful ornamental shrub or tree with a dense growth habit and smooth leaves variegated in medium green and cream, with rusty brown, hairy undersides. Can be easily pruned and is ideal for smaller landscapes.
The 'Bella' varieties have a compact growth and begin blooming very early in the season' They flower freely all summer and throughout early autumn. Bella Vera is a compact and upright bushy fuschia with dark green foliage. Blooms are reddish-pink and purple.
The 'Bella' varieties have a compact growth and begin blooming very early in the season' They flower freely all summer and throughout early autumn. Bella Sarah is a compact bushy fuschia with outward and upward facing flowers. Early bloomer.