The Succulent House

The truly amazing succulent house at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town.

A quiver tree under the glass of the succulent house.

A quiver tree under the glass of the succulent house.

View of the baobob

View of the baobob

Aloes and succulents

Aloes and succulents

Cactus

Cactus

Under the baobob tree

Under the baobob tree

Succulent environment

Succulent environment

Interior of the succulent house

Interior of the succulent house

Interior of the succulent house

Interior of the succulent house

Cool plant

Cool plant

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8 Responses to The Succulent House

  1. mol-d January 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    cool house! B-)

  2. JennyE January 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Isnt it great, can compete with Kew any day

  3. Niall January 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Hey Jenny. I agree 100%. Was at Kew Gardens last August and this display is better than any of the green-houses they have and way better than their South Africa/succulent display.

    Good work Kirstenbosch!

  4. shaggy January 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    This was my highlight when in Kirstenbosch last!

  5. Elephant's Eye January 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    Cactus is New World. Think Mexico. Everything in the Kirstenbosch Conservatory is indigenous to South Africa. So no matter how many spines / thorns / prickles it has, it is still not a cactus.

  6. mol-d January 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    good point elephant’s eye! 🙂

  7. Merika August 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    All cacti are succulent, but not all succulents are cacti.

  8. patrick August 18, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    Hi Merika

    That is interesting! Thanks for the clarification.

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