Pelargonium peltatum flowers in bloom

 

Two different colour flowers of pelargonium peltatum is now in bloom.

The flowers are of shades of white, pink or pale purple and each flowering stalk has 2-9 flowers.The leaves are rounded, fleshy with a slightly succulent appearance usually with a dark zone in the centre, the sap from the leaves can be taken for a sore throat & also the leaves when grinded into a paste can be applied  to scratches, light burns and wounds as an antiseptic.

peltatum is s climbing or trailing plant that likes to trail through other shrubs or trees, ideal for hanging baskets, medium sized pots or planted in the garden next to trees or trellis. It is native to South Africa in the Eastern & Western Cape where it grows in succulent shrub land and coastal areas which has both Summer and Winter rainfall.

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