Succulenta East Africa

 Aloe secundifloraImages by Len Newton: left Aloe secundiflora and below Euphorbia pseudoburuana

 
Succulenta East Africa is a division of Nature Kenya devoted to growing and learning about succulent plants. These are plants that store water in their tissues to survive periods of drought. Swollen stems or leaves for water storage give many bizarre shapes, and features such as spines and waxy surfaces add to their attraction. Also, many species produce beautiful flowers. A garden planted with succulents does not need regular watering like lawns and other plants.
 
The group activities include interesting talks and discussions, supper evenings and other social events, giving an opportunity to share succulent plant interests with other enthusiasts. There are also exciting field trips, for one day or for a weekend, aimed at seeing how these plants grow in their natural habitat. A quarterly newsletter and occasional booklets are sent to all paid-up members.

Euphorbia pseudoburuana

 

Publications by Succulenta East Africa available from Nature Shop
 
The Pollination of East Africa Succulent Plants
Leonard E. Newton
Nature Kenya (Succulenta East Africa) | Softcover | 2005 | Ksh 200/- | US$ 12 inclu. postage
 
The History of Succulent Plants in Kenya
Leonard E. Newton
Nature Kenya (Succulenta East Africa) | Softcover | 2004 | Ksh 200/- | US$ 12 inclu. postage
 
A Check-list of Kenyan Succulent Plants
Len Newton
Nature Kenya (Succulenta East Africa) | Softcover | 2003 | Ksh 200/- | US$ 12 inclu. postage
 
Taxonomy Without (too many) Tears
Leonard Newton
Nature Kenya (Succulenta East Africa) | Softcover | 2003 | Ksh 200/- | US$ 12 inclu. postage