As Cape Town’s leading patio Installation Company, we’ve completed many successful patio installation projects across the city. But, when our work is done, it’s up to our clients to decide how they’ll be decorating their new addition to their outdoor home area. Because we have plenty of wisdom to share and care about our beautiful city, we’re giving you ideas on how to save water with your patio horticultural decoration.
It’s time for each of us to make every effort to save our precious water; so why not do it in such a stylish and beautiful way with these water- wise plants and flowers?
Tulbaghia violacea Harv
So this flower is pretty common in South Africa. In fact, we’re almost sure there isn’t a gardener around who hasn’t come across a Tulbaghia Violecea. These flowers are pinkish lavender in colour and can grow to a height of 0.5 m.
What’s even more beautiful about this flower is that it is ideal for a herb garden, as the leaves and petals can be used in salads and other dishes. Many South African cultures also believe that this flower has medicinal and healing qualities. Their crushed leaves smell like garlic and can even be used as a bug repellent, making them ideal for those hot summer nights when you’re at war with mosquitoes.
What’s not to love about this beautiful South African flower?
Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop
This lovely plant is very versatile and can be placed in either full sunlight or light shade. Most of the South African species often have extremely large or sharp spines. However, type A. densiflorus has tiny spines that are hardly noticeable- making them the perfect garden plant.
It’s used in traditional South African medicine and is quite a popular garden plant. However, the berries should not be consumed or come in direct contact with the skin as they cause low toxicity if eaten and minor irritation to the skin. Because of their versatility, they are wonderful drought-tolerant plants.
Strelitzia reginae Banks subsp reginae
Also known as the crane flower or bird of paradise, this beautiful flower is one of the most popular gardening perennials around the world. It’s vivid orange and bright bluish purple in colour and can grow up to 1.5 m to 2 m in height.
The Strelitzia reginae is the perfect pot plant and produces fruit that is like a hard woody pod that ruptures from the peak of the flower during summer (August to February). It has been reported that some Zulul clans in KwaZulu- Natal used the strained decorations from the inflorescence for medicinal healing purposes. It is important to pot the Strelitzia reginae’s seedlings in a well- drained and medium pot and place them in a position of full sunlight.
If you’re thinking of adding a patio to your home outdoor area then Sunset CT Projects is the perfect company to contact. Our years of experience paired with our competent & skilled workers make us the ideal contractor for your patio installation needs.