Every area boasts a certain look and feel. The Sibaya Coastal Precinct is slowly starting to show a small part of it. As you enter the Sibaya Coastal Precinct you will notice the prominence of Aloes. Their textures, shape and colour create an interesting feature for this coastal part of KwaZulu-Natal. We take a look at the benefits of including these wonderous plants in the landscape and how they create a distinctive façade.
In creating a sustainable, smart precinct, the landscape needs to also have plants that are low maintenance and drought resistant. KwaZulu-Natal has more sunny days than overcast, rainy ones and Aloes are ideal for the humid, warm weather. They require very little for maintenance and grow in a controlled manner.
A striking feature
Whether in bloom or not, Aloes are a striking feature in any landscape. There are a variety of Aloes that can be planted, however one of the popular choices for KwaZulu-Natal’s conditions is the Peri-Peri Aloe, which is ideal for mass planting as it has a compact form and produces many flowers when in bloom. These generally produce a striking red, orange and yellow flower from April to June. Their architectural form and vibrant colours create an inspiring feature for any landscape.
Aloes are visually appealing; however, they also attract nature to the precinct. From birdlife to honeybees, Aloes create a nectar for these living beings to eat from. The Sibaya Coastal Precinct will have 600 hectares of green spaces in the hopes of curating a nature inspired lifestyle that benefits birdlife and insects.
The Sibaya Coastal Precinct has been cleverly designed and is formed through sustainable and nature-inspired components. Through the promotion of sustainability and rehabilitation, this node works towards merging urban structures, like world-class shopping centres, entertainment facilities and outstanding dining experiences around existing nature. Register your interest to learn more about the new developments launching within this precinct, prior to public release.