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Mandela's Gold Single Pack (Strelitzia reginae yellow)

This pack contains everything you need to grow the Strelitzia reginae (Mandela's Gold). Contains 2 seeds of this unique and rare plant. To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions and smoke primer to enhance the germination process. The strelitzia is suitable for low-frost climates. This is a rare yellow form of one of the most striking rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa – Strelitzia Reginae. Up until 1996 it was known as 'Kirstenbosch Gold'. It grows to a height of around 1.5m, with large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right. The flowers are a dramatic blue and yellow and appear during winter and spring.They are sensitive to cold and in climates where the winter low is -7 to -1 degrees C, they should be grown in pots in a sunny or well-lit conservatory or moved to a sheltered position during the colder months.

Mandela's Gold$3.99

Blue Lily Single Pack (Agapanthus praecox)

This pack contains 5 seeds of the elegant Agapanthus praecox bulb. It is commonly known as the Blue Lily. It is an evergreen species. The flowers form a dense cluster of blue, borne on a slender stem. They grow to a height of up to 1m, flowering from mid to late summer. They enjoy full sun or semi-shade (flower less frequently when in shade). The Xhosa women consider it to have medicinal properties relating to fertility & pregnancy. They fashion necklaces from the root to ensure healthy babies. Hikers often put the leaves in their boots or use them to wrap their feet in after a long walk to reduce inflammation and swelling. It is an elegant & useful addition to any garden.

$1.43

Wild Flowers of South Africa & Namaqualand Floral World Heritage Site by Sandra Hansen

This hard cover, 187 page book contains a stunning, award-winning collection of photographs depicting the Spring Wild Flowers in the Western Cape & Namaqualand - all part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is a coffee table travelogue including a comprehensive map of the the areas where to best view this magnificant abundance. The author gives informative descriptions of the towns, gardens and reserves to visit. It also has a page describing the medicinal uses and other uses of some of the plants.  It measures 34cm x 25 cm and is a wonderful book to own or give as a gift - a truly South African offering. The author and photographer of this book is Sandra Hansen. To quote the author  "No flower lover anywhere in the world should be without this book on their coffee table or in their library."

A beautiful coffee table book on South Africa's stunning Spring flowers
$34.20

Waterwise Starter Pack

Grow these hardy, waterwise plants to help save water. The starter pack includes beautiful and sometimes, medicinally useful, garden plants, that do not need constant care in order to look good. Detailed growing instructions are included in pack.

$6.84

Fynbos Colouring and Activity Book

A special, fun, educational colouring book created by talented Kate Muller. You can find out more about her at: www.katemuller.co.za

This book contains:

  • 20 colouring in templates of indigenous animals and plants
  • each comes with a poem
  • and games and questions
  • the animals depicted are: leopard, double collared sunbird, leopard tortoise, chacma baboon, mountain beauty butterfly, bontebok, spotted eagle owl, Cape cobra, caracal, Cape sugarbird, black eagle, porcupine, arum lily frog, steenbok, small grey mongoose, rhino beetle, Cape white eye, eland, Cape vulture, orange breasted sunbird
  • a wonderful gift for any child - big and small

 

A wonderful educational colouring and activity book - for all children, big and small.
$10.26

Healing Herbs Starter Pack

Contains everything you need to start your own little collection of indigenous South African medicinal plants.  Contains 5 seeds of each of 6 South African plants that have been used as traditional remedies by the bushmen and the early settlers to the Cape.  To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions. information about the medicinal uses of the plants, and online support.  These plants are suitable for low-frost climates.

The pack is in an attractive, postable envelope-sized package that makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the plants and flowers and covered in cellophane.

$6.84

King Protea Single Pack (Protea cynaroides)

Contains everything you need to grow Protea cynaroides - commonly known as 'King Protea'. This is  the national flower of South Africa. The pack contains 5 seeds, detailed growing instructions and enhanced smoke primer to germinate the seeds. The King Protea is suitable for low-frost climates and grows in a wide range of soils and conditions.

$2.28

Silver Tree Single Pack

Commonly known as the SilverTree. It reaches a height of 10m growing into a well shaped elegant tree with a substantial trunk. The silver leaves reflect the light, giving the tree a stunning, metallic look. Flowering occurs in spring, with the female heads maturing into silvery cones. This species is wind tolerant and is an exceptional tree for a medium to large size garden. The decorative foliage is also very useful for flower arrangements.

Leucadendron argenteum$2.28

Bird of Paradise Single Pack (Strelitzia reginae)

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African Strelitzia from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and covered in cellophane.

Contains everything you need to grow the Crane Flower (Strelitzia Reginae).  Contains 5 seeds of this unique plant.  To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions.  The strelitzia is suitable for low-frost climates.

$2.14

Restio Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African restios from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the restios (Cape Reeds) and covered in cellophane.

Contains everything you need to germinate and grow Restios (Cape Reeds).  Contains 5 seeds of each of 6 unique Cape reeds.  To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions, smoke primer (for seed germination), and online support.  Restios are suitable for low-frost climates.

$6.84

Protea Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African protea from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and covered in cellophane.

Contains 5 seeds each of a variety of magnificent Protea, Pincushions and Leucadendrons.  To help you get started, the pack contains Kirstenbosch Instant Smoke Plus Seed Primer and detailed growing instructions.  The plants are suitable for low-frost climates.

$6.84

Bulb Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African bulbs from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and covered in cellophane.

Contains 5 seeds each of a variety of bulb plants (geophytes).  To help you get started, the pack contains Kirstenbosch Instant Smoke Plus Seed Primer and detailed growing instructions.  The plants are suitable for low-frost climates.

$6.84

Fynbos Feast Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow a selection of 6 indigenous South African fynbos plants from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and covered in cellophane.

Contains 5 seeds each of Protea cynaroides, Watsonia spp, Leucospermum spp, Erica spp, Leucadendron spp and a Restio spp.  To help you get started, the pack contains Kirstenbosch Instant Smoke Plus Seed Primer and detailed growing instructions.  The plants are suitable for low-frost climates.

$6.84

Birthday Calendar

A Birthday Calendar featuring beautiful photographs of the Cape Floral Kingdom and other indigenous South African plants. This is a celebration of the abundance and beauty of the Fynbos biome.  This is a wonderfu, cost effective and practicall gift to anyone who loves flowers. It is also easy and light to post  overseas as a gift.

It comes packaged in cellophane, is bound with white metal with a convenient hook for hanging up - is also supported with hard board at back so remains rigid and protected.

$17.10

Protea cynaroides Watercolor Print

This print of Stanley Seagrief's original work is printed on A3, Munken Pure 300g/m², cream.
A3 Protea cynaroides by award winning artist, Stanley Seagrief
$5.70

Mixed Daisy Starter Pack

An attractive, postable envelope-sized package containing everything you need to grow indigenous South African daisies from seed.  Makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the flowers and covered in cellophane.

Contains 10 seeds each of a variety of these bright, easy to grow Spring flowers. To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions.  Best time for planting is in autumn.

 
$6.84

Buchu Brandy Kit

A proudly South African herbal Liqueur in the tradition of the San and Afrikaner peoples of the Western Cape.
 
The kit consists of vacuum-packed, fresh-picked buchu leaves and stems, and a label.  All you need to do is buy a 375ml bottle of brandy (or other suitable alcohol, such as vodka or witblits), put your buchu into it, and replace the label.
 
You will end up with a tincture of buchu (agathosma betulina) from Fijnbosch Farme. Buchu is a mild diuretic and also a mild urinary antiseptic, taken to stimulate kidney function and to treat mild cystitis and prostatitis. In small doses it is an appetite stimulant, and is a good digestive, carminative, and antispasmodic.
 
It is a stimulant useful for hangovers, and is also used to treat colds and 'flu, coughs, rheumatism and gout. Buchu Brandy is popular with air travelers as a cure for traveler's diahorrea.  For general good health, sip a small tot of Buchu Brandy as a nightcap and let the aroma of buchu clear your senses.
 
The kit contains enough buchu for 375ml of brandy.  Shipping of your order may be delayed as we may need to pick the buchu so that it is fresh.
A representation of a completed buchu brandy bottle.  Not what you will receive.
$6.84