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Fynbos, or fine bush, covers most of the south-western portion of the country and is home to a wide number of heathers (Ericas) and proteas. The ericas are some of the most plentiful flowering plants in South Africa and bloom in a wide variety of colours and shapes, and no matter what time of the year you visit, some flowers will be in bloom. The ericas and proteas share their space with over 470 types of wild orchids, including the Disa Orchid that grows in the mountainous Cape region.
Fynbos or fine bush, South Africa
Not all plants in the Fynbos region are as exotic as the proteas. Pelargoniums, which have graced gardens all over the world can be found in this region, as can Arum Lilies, which grow wild along the roadside.
If you want to send flowers to Cape Town, or indeed, send flowers to South Africa using the FloraQueen service, consider sending flowers that capture the spirit of the country, like the national flower, or perhaps and orchid.
South Africa has a strong cultural heritage of using plenty of medicinal plants, as no corner of the country is without plants that are useful or beneficial in some way. From the well-known Aloe Ferox known to be useful for plenty of conditions and was used by early European settlers as a purgative.
Rooibos is another indigenous plant that has found use all over the world. Tea made from the leaves of this bush is rich in anti-oxidants and delicious to boot.
The rest of the country
While the rest of the country may not have the spectacular floral displays of the Cape, there are still plenty of amazing plants to be found. The semi-desert regions of the country are filled with succulent plants that have very short-lived, but spectacular, flowering displays. The east coast has the surprisingly dense afromontane forests made up of stinkwoods and ironwoods, while the north consists of typical savannah grasslands that conjure up images of wildest Africa.