Encephalartos arenarius x woodii, hybrid cycad
E. Woodii exists only as a male, so plants are either offshoots of the limited male population, or outcrosses with other Encephalartos species.
Front garden maturing, mostly undisturbed during the remodel. Aloe Hercules, with Encephalartos natalensis x horridus on either side, Puyas in front and a multi-trunked Dypsis pembana to it's left.
New flush on Encephalartos natalensis x horridus 4/06/2015
Looking down onto a new flush of leaves, Encephalartos natalensis x horridus 4/06/2015
Puya bromeliad 4/06/2015
LI9A0442 Weeding around this Puya is especially difficult, note how the barbs reverse direction as they get closer to the leaf bases. Despite getting ones hand in safely to pull a weed, you are hooked as you remove your hand, and can only reinsert your hand deeper into the plant to get the barb released.
Aeonium "sunburst" with fasciated head of multiple tiny heads adjacent to a more normal size head. 4/05/2015
Cattleya orchid, possibly intermedia v coerulea
Bee on Tillandsia inflorescence 4/05/2015
Bromeliad inflorescence 4/05/2015
Tillandsia inflorescence 4/05/2015
More Cattleya orchids... possibly more intermedia v. coerulea
Bee on Cattleya orchid 4/05/2015
Cattleya orchids and bee 4/05/2015
Bee searching for nectar on Cattleya intermedia v coerulea 4/05/2015
Cattleya orchid blossoms with bee 4/05/2015