Namaqua Porkbush

Ceraria namaquensis

The Namaqua Porkbush is a hardy, slow growing, succulent shrub that grows up to 6 feet tall, excellently adapted to the extremely harsh semi-desert environment of rocky hills where it grows on the border of Namibia and South Africa’s Northern Cape. The bark of young shoots of the Namaqua Porkbush can be used to make a kind of elastic rope. The Augrabies Falls National Park is a wonderful place to see these tenacious plants, which seems to be able to grow in even the most meagre of substrate.

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