South Africa can steal your heart with just its galore of indigenous flowers. The sub-tropical flowers come in all the different hues that you can ever imagine. And trust us, one can only marvel at the sheer beauty and variety of the South African flora.
Daisies, lilies, water lilies, marsh weeds, candelabra, devil’s thorn, morning glory, figs, aloes, orchids, jasmines hyacinth, hibiscus… the list of flowers that you find in SA is endless. We just thought of sharing some of the info with our dearest readers here.
Speak about SA and King protea, the national flower, is the first one that comes to mind. The biggest bloom in the genus, it comes in colors ranging from fresh pink to vibrant red. Proteas are a resilient species even surviving the wild fires that are commonplace in the dry SA.
This elegant bloom is yet another icon of the country. The flower has been featured in many coins, stamps etc. of South Africa and its provinces. Aurum lily is a very popular species. And boy! Those white blooms are so graceful, aren’t they?
Strelitzia or the Bird of paradise
This one is a timeless beauty with amazing colors. But what really adds that charm to Strelitzia is its awesome structure that resembles a flying bird. No wonder it symbolizes bliss and the spirit of freedom. Strelitzia is one of the towering beauties commonly found in flower arrangements across the world.
Pride of de Kaap
In shades of reds and whites, Pride of de Kaap is a joy to behold. The captivating beauty gets its name from the De Kaap Valley in Mpumalanga. They call it vlam van die vlakte in Afrikaans, meaning ‘the flame of the plains’.
You can never have enough of the beautiful flowers of SA. Read more on them, and you are sure to fall in love.
Lusaka flowers fun fact – Did you know?
Did you know that South Africa is home to the only floral kingdom that is entirely within a single country? Of the six in the world, the Cape Floral kingdom is the only one that doesn’t span across national boundaries. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.