Plants – Regional Guide – Gauteng

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Regional Guide - Gauteng

Including (eastern, western, southern) Johannesburg, Benoni, Kempton Park, Germiston, Brakpan, Springs, Boksburg, Alberton, Heidelberg, Nigel, Balfour, Greylingstad, Vanderbijlpark, Carletonville, Westonaria, Roodepoort, Soweto, Maraisburg, Krugersdorp, Randburg, Randfontein and Santon.

Rainfall: Summer, of which mostly between October and March.
Temperatures: Summer - Warm to hot.
Winters - Dry and cold, often dropping to below freezing point.

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 Albizia adianthifolia (Flat crown)

South Africa Celtis africana (White stinkwood)

South Africa Dais cotinifolia (Pompon tree)

South Africa Rhus lancea (Karee)

South Africa Rhus leptodictya (Mountain karee)

South Africa Rhus pedulina (White karee)


South Africa Hypericum revolutum (Curry bush)


South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Clivia miniata (Bush, Fire lily)

South Africa Crocosmia aurea (Saffron lily, Falling stars)

South Africa Eucomis autumnalis (Pineapple flower)

South Africa Gerbera jamesonii (Barberton daisy)

South Africa Gladiolus alatus (Kalkoentjie, Little turkey)

South Africa Gladiolus blandus Bergpypie, Painted lady)

South Africa Gladiolus cardinalis (New Year lily)

South Africa Gladiolus carinatus (Sandpypie)

South Africa Gladiolus liliaceus (Brown afrikaner, ribbokblom)

South Africa Gladiolus tristis (Yellow marsh afrikaner)

South Africa Kniphofia breviflora

South Africa Kniphofia x praecox (Red-hot poker)

South Africa Littonia modesta (Butter lily)

Most annuals will grow successfully in this region.

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