If you were to visit California from the southern tip of South Africa you may not feel a little out of place, but if you were a plant, you would feel right at home. The two region’s climates and terrains are surprisingly similar.

South African plants are a major component of the Mediterranean plant palette; proteas with their odd looking flowers, their cousins the cone bushes, magical aloes, and sunny daisies are mainstays when it comes to low water, low maintenance California gardens.

Optional demonstration with live plants.