Regulary we have nursery customers from North-Eastern South Africa, more precisely: Gauteng. And one of the first things we ask is the local climate; the occurence of ‘Black Frost’ in particular. Many succulent plants can survive (light) frost and others don’t. Simply Indigenous Nursery in Hartebeespoortdam (again chosen as South Africa’s best retail nursery) is one of those relatively few nurseries which values a good information service towards their customers. On their website you find the article ‘Captivating Succulents‘. Personally we prefer ‘Succulent Plants’ instead of succulents but that is a detail. The article serves well as a comprehensive guideline to all in that part of the country. Did you, by the way, that many nurseries (especially the mainstream) in Gauteng are located in areas with no (black) frost?
October 30, 2008