About Obesa Wholesale Nursery

As the global climate continues to change, and water becoming a scarce resource, these zerophytic plants continues to become ever more popular both here and abroad. Mostly, the species we offer are water wise and easy to keep. They simply take care of themselves, provided the growing mediums are well drained and the quantity of light exposure is correct. As with most plants, some requires more sunlight and others less. They are thus maintenance free relying only on natural rainfall. Contrary to general consensus, they are highly adaptable to higher rainfall areas as well. Most of them are not frost sensitive.

Currently we stock around 5500 species, on the 7 hectare estate. Some of these rare and protected species are available to view, but kept as a collection, and thus not for sale. I would say that 80% of what we keep is for sale, and the rest for conservation and propagation purposes. The range includes caudiciforms & bulbs; miniature and adult cacti (both columnar and globular); Aloes and associates from Africa and Madagascar; various hardy trees (succulent and otherwise); various small and large succulents from all over the globe, such as Apocynaceae; Asclepiadaceae; Mesembryanthemaceae (Vygies); Yuccas; Dasylerions; Beaucarneas, Agaves and some Medicinal plants.

We are open to the public for retail trade, as well as to other nurseries and distributors. As for the postal system, our minimum order is R1500 excluding shipping and packing costs. We also provide a delivery service for larger orders with current delivery fees of R4.00 per km in South Africa. Large exports orders are by means of shipping containers, and smaller orders via airmail.

Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday – 7am – 5pm, and on Fridays from 7am to 3pm. We are not open on weekends or public holidays. It is best to make an appointment via email or phone, seeing as our workload spikes from time to time.