Plants – Regional Guide – Eastern Cape Interior

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Eastern Cape Interior

Regional Guide - Eastern Cape Interior

This region stretches the Natal border to Port Elizabeth.

Rainfall: High summer rainfall.
Temperatures: Summer - warm to hot and humid.
Winters -dry and mild.

The following list shows those indigenous plants easiest to grow in this area:


South Africa Acacia albida (Ana tree)

South Africa Acacia sieberana var. woodii (Paperbark acacia)

South Africa Acacia xanthophloea (Fever tree)

South Africa Cussonia paniculata (Highveld cabbage tree)

South Africa Dombeya rotundifolia (Wild pear)

South Africa Dovyalis caffra (Kei apple)

South Africa Erythrina acanthocarpa (Tamboekie thorn)

South Africa Erythrina caffra (Coast coral tree)

South Africa Syzygium cordatum (Water beetle)


South Africa Euphorbia


South Africa Alberta magna (Natal flame bush, Alberta)

South Africa Buddleia salviifolia (Sage wood, Sage-leaved buddleia)

South Africa Burchellia bubalina (Wild pomegranate)

South Africa Carissa bispinosa (Hedge thorn)

South Africa Carissa grandiflora macrocarpa (Natal plum)

South Africa Cassia abbreviata (Yellow shower tree)

South Africa Combretum bracteosum (Hiccough creeper, Hiccup nut)

South Africa Combretum erythrophyllum (Willow)

South Africa Combretum zeyheri (Noise leaf)

South Africa Hibiscus pedunculatus (Pink hibiscus)

South Africa Ochna atropurpurea (Bird’s eye bush, carnival bush)

South Africa Schefflera umbelifera (Bastard cabbage tree)

South Africa Schotia afra (Karoo-boeboon)


South Africa Rhoicissus tomentosa (Wild grape)

South Africa Senecio elegans (Wild cineraria)

South Africa Senecio tamoides (Canary creeper)

South Africa Thunbergia alata (Black-eyed Susan)

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Arctotis fastuosa (African daisy)

South Africa Arctotis x hybrida (African daisy)

South Africa Cyrtanthus contractus (Fire lily)

South Africa Cyrtanthus mackenii (Ifafa lily)

South Africa Cyrtanthus obliquus (Knysna lily)

South Africa Felicia amelloides (Blue marguerite, Blue daisy)

South Africa Gazania krebsiana (Gazania)

South Africa Gloriosa superba (Glory or Flame lily)

South Africa Kniphofia breviflora

South Africa Kniphofia x praecox (Red-hot poker)

South Africa Leonotis leonurus (Lion’s tail, lion’s ear, wild dagga)

South Africa Watsonia aletroides (Rooipypie)

Most annuals will grow successfully in this region.

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