Cycas clivicola grows abundantly on near-vertical cliffs

Cycas clivicola (Cliff Cycad, Mountain Cycad, Limestone Cycad)

Fabulous Cycas clivicola (Cliff Cycad, Mountain Cycad, Limestone Cycad) @ Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden, Selangor in Malaysia, 1 Aug 2009Cliff Cycad or Limestone Cycad  is abundantly grown on near-vertical cliffs and  limestone outcrops in full sun  and often with no soil at the roots.

Such a pity that being abundant, this popular and ornamental palm is pilfered and pried from their natural habitat by unscrupulous collectors and then sold to home gardeners.
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Our Garden Updates from July to September 2017

What Marvels The Lord Has Blessed Us With
Indeed, We Rejoice And Are Glad!

So many fabulous surprises in our tropical garden paradise

That delight us so very much!

We never knew that Variegated Giant Elephant Ear will ever bloom!
What an awesome treat!

We never knew that Variegated Giant Elephant Ear will flower, taken on August 10 2017

Yay! Calathea elliptica ‘Vittata’ finally decided
to flower to reward us for our tender-loving-care!

We grew this beauty since April, 2014 and it never bloomed. Appears that we had to wait more than 3 years to finally bloom.
Yay! Calathea elliptica ‘Vittata’ finally decided to flower to reward us, captured on 4 September 2017!

More marvels in our small tropical garden paradise!

Colourful flowers in our tropical garden
Colourful flowers in our tropical garden

July to September 2017 flowers in our garden
Another collage of captivating flowers in our garden.

Variegated foliage in our small garden paradise
We simply love growing plants with variegated leaves!

Crinum asiaticum 'Variegatum' that flowers intermittently all year round

Crinum asiaticum ‘Variegatum’ that flowers
intermittently all year round

Some of our regular garden visitors
Grasshopper feasting on our Red Button Ginger, 4 Aug 2017

Grasshopper feasting on our Red Button Ginger

Baby Garden Lizard on our mulberry shrub
Baby Garden Lizard on our mulberry shrub

Baby bulbul perched on the lovely Christia obcordata, 25 July 2017
Baby bulbul perched on the lovely Christia obcordata

Sunbird, visiting regularly to enjoy the nectar of Red Button Ginger, 29 August 2017
Sunbird, visiting regularly to enjoy the nectar of Red Button Ginger

We hope that you’ve enjoyed visiting
our small garden paradise online! :-)

Ananas comosus is one of the most popular edible fruits in the world

Ananas comosus (Pineapple, Nanas in Malay)

Cut opened fruit of Ananas comosus (Pineapple, Nenas in Malay), 13 Sept 2017Pineapple is a shallow-rooted tropical plant that produces showy flowers and edible fruits.

It is one of the most popular fruits in the world and grown commercially for their excellent fruits.

Besides, they are grown ornamentally as landscape plants.
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Pereskia sacharosa is a herbal plant with medicinal properties

Pereskia sacharosa (Needle Seven Blade, Seven Star Needle, Rose Cactus, Tree Cancer, Jarum Tujuh Bilah in Malay)

Captivating orange-red bloom of Pereskia sacharosa (Needle Seven Blade, Seven Star Needle, Rose Cactus, Tree Cancer, Jarum Tujuh Bilah in Malay), 11 Sept 2017It is without any doubt that Seven Star Needle or Rose Cactus is one of the most interesting, unusual and exotic genera of cacti.

A free-flowering perennial plant that produces highly ornamental flowers throughout the year in Malaysia, our beloved tropical country.
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Artocarpus integer bears the largest fruits of any tree in the world

Artocarpus integer (Chempedak, Cempedak, Champada, Champekak, Chempedak Utan)

Half-opened Artocarpus integer (Chempedak, Cempedak, Champada, Champekak, Chempedak Utan), exposing its fleshy and sweet fruits, 2 Sept 2017Chempedak or Champekak is well known for bearing the largest fruits of any tree in the world.

The large fruits are able to reach as much as 35 kg in weight, 90 cm in length and 50 cm in diameter.

It is a popularly and widely grown tree, primarily for its sweet and aromatic fruits.
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