Hoya that blossoms in numerous captivating bicolours!

Hoya (Wax Plant, Waxvine, Waxflower, Porcelain Flower)

An enduring vine or creeper, Hoya is floriferous.

Hoya carnosa 'Red' at Cameron Highlands. 29 Feb. 2016Our first sight of these gorgeously flowering vine was in November 2011 at our neighbourhood, in a plastic hanging pot.

Next sight was at the Lavender Garden when we holidayed in Cameron Highlands early this year, in February 2016.

It was grown on a trellis with the captivating bicoloured blossoms hanging downwards to show off and entertain us. After much googling, we’ve happily nailed its ID as Hoya carnosa cv. Red!
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Our tropical garden updates from July to September 2016

We praise and thank God for His wondrous creation and designs!
For blessing John and I with our daily dose of joy and wonder,
Marvelling our flowering and foliage plants with delightful praise
Strengthening us in our gardening passion during our golden years,
And assisting us to share our beautiful tropical garden paradise here.
What marvellous blessings from God Almighty!

Sharing photos taken while strolling leisurely or digging the dirt in our garden. Truly hope that you’ll be delighted viewing them online. Also, enjoy the beauty of nature that abounds with flowering and foliage plants and wildlife.

Our tropical garden at the frontyard - 2 Sept. 2016
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Cleome hassleriana with captivating and mesmerising flowers

Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower, Spiderplant, Pink Queen, Grandfather’s Whiskers)

Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower, Spiderplant, Pink Queen, Grandfather's Wiskers), Aug. 5 2011 in Cameron Highlands Mesmerising white blooms of Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower, Spiderplant, Pink Queen, Grandfather's Wiskers), 27 July 2008

They were seen growing wildly with white and pink inflorescences at Cameron Highland in Malaysia when we holidayed there in the year 2008 .

Our first sight of them and we saw them again in August, 2011 with only pink flowers.

We have never planted Cleome hassleriana before, but praise and thank the Almighty God that we get to see them whenever we browse through our photo albums.
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Calathea warscewiczii with gorgeous rose-like white blooms!

Calathea warscewiczii (Prayer Plant, Calathea, Calathea Plant)

Truly mesmerising and captivating!

Beautiful variegated foliage and flower of Calathea warscewiczii, 1 April 2011We first saw this gorgeous tropical plant that showcases dazzling variegated leaves and beautiful rose-like white flowers at a dear friend’s garden in the year 2011, on April Fools’ day.

We had no intention whatsoever to get a pot of Calathea warscewiczii for our garden though we love variegated foliage plants.

It will be overcrowded for our small garden paradise and somewhat too many to receive our tender loving care in our golden years.
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Camellia japonica and its cultivar ‘Pink Perfection’ is so mesmerising!

Camellia japonica (Camellia, Japanese Camellia, Snow Camellia, Rose of Winter)

We were mesmerised when we first saw these beauties at the Cactus Garden in Cameron Highlands on 26th October 2013.

Beautiful Camellia japonica (Camellia, Japanese Camellia, Snow Camellia, Rose of Winter), 1 March 2016Extremely delighted to see them again on our next visit to the same highlands on 1st March 2016

Thought that they will grow only in the highlands and not in the lowlands of Kuala Lumpur where we are residing.

It is the official state flower of Alabama.
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