Find out which carnivorous plant eats what insect in this article written by Peter Hewitt of Pan's Carnivores. Plants covered include Sarracenia, Drosera, Nepenthes and of course Dionaea the famous Venus Fly Traps.
The Venus Flytrap is the most recognisable of all the carnivorous plants. Most people have killed at least one or two of these fascinating little plants as a child and it is for this reason that most people think the plant is difficult to grow. Peter Hewitt dispels this myth with 6 easy to follow growing tips.
The following article follows from a video which I did with Mark Polson on the subject of growing two needle pines from seed. I extracted the key points from the video and elaborated on these to provide growing tips for enthusiasts growing Japanese two needle pines including black and red.
Leigh Kemp has held a fascination of flat topped and umbrella shaped acacias since childhood. Now a guide, he's able to admire these iconic trees across Africa. In this article he writes about their forms, how nature has sculpted them and how they in turn have inspired famous artists such as Jacob Hendrik Pierneef.
Travel writer and guide, Leigh Kemp introduces readers to the Baobab, a majestic and trully iconic part of the African landscape. Legends of Africa tell that the baobab is the portal from where all life on earth emanated. Today it still provides for man and animal alike. Be inspired by the natural forms of the baobab.
Jackie Wiggins shares with us the importance of Kelp or Seaweed for the container gardener and gardener in general. With a brief overview of auxins and cytokinins this article will shed some light on the many benefits of dried kelp and liquid extracts.
Terry Erasmus performs some Autumn maintenance work on this Japanese Black Pine bonsai. Read about the techniques used for work required now, to prepare the tree for the coming spring and to ensure its future.
An imported grafted Japanese White Pine receives some attention in this post from Terry Erasmus as he styles it for the first time. Topics discussed are branch and needle removal, structural wiring and design.
A bonsai cannot properly be appreciated until it is combined with its essential complement, the bonsai container. In actual fact the word bonsai means a potted plant. Shape, texture, glaze, colour and more are explained.
Juniper procumbens nana is a fantastic species for bonsai. It grows well in all parts of South Africa, takes easily from cuttings, is easy to train and transplants well. Brett Simon shares of his extensive knowledge of this species with you.
Harry explains the process of rooting Haworthia; the best procedures to follow once you identify a plant that has had root loss, removing the cause of the root loss, and finally deciding on the most suitable method and time for rooting.