Lifestyle Home Garden is proud to be associated with Malanseuns quality plants. We share the background of this family-owned business.
Malanseuns History and Introduction.
Malanseuns Pleasure Plants was founded way back in 1913 by Danie Malan on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg, just outside of Pretoria.
Originally a fruit producing farm, surplus fruit trees were sold to the public for planting on farms and in gardens. Over time the business grew and developed to a point where four of his sons embarked on growing ornamental garden plants to complement the fruit tree sales.
Today Malanseuns is a world leader in the growing and distribution of ornamental plants. The family were pioneers in the development of sustainable, organic growing mediums to alleviate the need for using topsoil for the production of container grown plants. Containers were transformed from rusty old tins and other receptacles, often retrieved from rubbish dumps and industry, to the modern nursery bags and pots used to this day.
Plant production evolved to a professional industry that could trade effectively all year round, allowing the people of South Africa to plant and garden whenever they wanted to.
As the fourth generation of the Malan family enters the business, millions of plants are still grown today at the original nursery site and at two other nurseries in the Pretoria area. This offers a range of climatic conditions from sub-tropical to freezing cold, ensuring that plants are grown to the highest possible quality standards. Continuous searching for new and better plants all around the globe along with trialing and testing in South African conditions guarantees that Malanseuns Pleasure Plants leads the way with introducing exciting new plants to local gardeners.
Malanseuns Pleasure Plants will continue to grow and distribute the very best, enhancing gardens and bringing pleasure and joy to all the citizens of South Africa for generations to come.
Our long family history and pioneering spirit is testimony to the fact that Malanseuns Pleasure Plants can be trusted and relied upon to make your garden a luscious haven!
Plants that are exciting, new and true to Malanseuns
Exciting – Strawberry elan.
An extremely vigorous variety, Elan is one of the best strawberries for hanging baskets and containers. It will produce a heavy crop of large, very sweet fruits with higher than average sugar levels and a vitamin C content up to 50% higher than other ever bearers. Attractive white flowers give this variety great ornamental value too. What better way to maximise your fruit harvest than with this fantastic, ever-bearing strawberry? Award winning variety that has been bred specifically for its vigorous trailing habit and prolific, heavy crops. Elan is ideal for growing in hanging baskets, where the pretty flowers will look lovely, and go onto fruit prolifically.
Colourful – Hebe Sunset Boulevard
The famous Sunset Boulevard, like always will not disappoint. Beautiful prolific dark pink flowers, above the foliage, throughout summer and autumn. Hebe Sunset Boulevard flowers heavily with bright purple and pink, from spring far into the summer. The plant grows into a beautiful bright green sphere of about 80cm high and wide. Hebe Sunset Boulevard grows in full sun in moist, but well drained soil. It is a perfect container plant on patios or balconies
True to Malanseuns – Abelia Lemon and Lime
The golden wonder, with lime foliage that turns to a rich golden yellow colour with reddish undertones in cold temperatures. Ideal shrub for hedges and topiaries.
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