our cacti and succulents Garden
SHEILAM boasts a vast variety of cacti, succulents and cycads. The farm has been recognized by authorities as owning one of the finest collections of specimen plants world-wide. Marvel at the sizes, shapes and colours of the very big and the very small. Get up close to the wonderful world of camouflage, self-defence mechanisms and survival strategies. If one looks closely, the most interesting textures and designs are found.
We offer Guided Tours for groups of minimum 4 people. Please book well in advance!
Echinocactus grusoniiMother-in-law's chair or Golden barrel cactus. Specimens of nearly 1 meter tall and 80 cm in diameter are in the collection. These plants are almost extinct in the wild due to the construction of a dam (Mexico).
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Bushman's grape - this specimen is 3m tall. The red berry like fruit is very attractive, but toxic (Namibia).
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These lovely small agaves are from Mexico. This plant flowers once in its lifetime.
With it's long dense white hairs it is known as the old man of the Andes. It grows in Bolivia, Peru and Northern Argentina.
Also known as Elephant's foot or turtleback plant. A caudex plant with a heavily armoured storage organ that resembels a turtleback (RSA).
or "Cone cactus". Originates from Mexico. Can grow up to 13 meter.
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School classes are welcome!
And we offer guided tours
Please book well in advance!Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10h00 and 13h00
Cost R125 per person
Minimum pax 4
Duration approximately 1.5h
No credit card facility
book a guided tour
These dichotomously branched trees are from Namaqualand. The Bushmen made quivers from the stem...hence the name Quivertree.
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Sheilam Cactus Garden & Nursery
Klaasvoogds West Road
Robertson 6705 | South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)23 626 4133
or +27 (0)23 627 0032
Mo-Thu: 8am - 5.30pm
Fridays: 8am - 4pm
Saturdays: 8.30am - 2pm
Greenhouses not open to the public over weekends
Closed on Sundays and religious holidays (Good Friday, 25 & 26 December)
NB: Nurseries and clients requiring specialist attention, by appointment only.