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Articles on tropical plants, arranged by posting dates. For plant search, it’s easier to refer to the A-Z categories located at the top left sidebar.

Latania loddigesii is a majestic palm with stiff and blue fan leaves

Latania loddigesii (Blue Latan Palm, Latan Palm, Blue Latania Palm) Blue Latin Palm or Latania Palm is truly a majestic palm with stiff and captivating blue fan foliage. A handsome palm that is considered as one of the best ornamental fan palms. Latania loddigesi is listed as a threatened palm in the IUCN Red List.

Selaginella plana with gorgeous green, scaly and tripinnate fronds

Selaginella plana (Asian Spikemoss, Cyperus Clubmoss, Paka Merak in Malay) Asian Spikemoss or Cyperus Clubmoss is an exotic and ornamental shrubby fern. It is not a true fern although it produces spores but considered one of the fern allies in the genus Selaginella. A beautiful tropical plant that is listed as invasive by CABI.

Syzygium myrtifolium with mesmerising orange-red emerging foliage

Syzygium myrtifolium (Red Lip, Australian Brush Cherry, Kelat Paya/Oil in Malay) An exotic, evergreen and hardy tree with mesmerising orange-red emerging leaves. A very common tree that is often seen planted along many public roads and median strips in our beloved country, Malaysia. We love seeing these beautiful trees with autumn leaves that won’t be […]

Zucchini with edible flowers, fruits and eaten as a veggie

Zucchini (Courgette, Italian Marrow, Summer Squash) Zucchini or Summer Squash is an ornamental plant with edible flowers and fruits. It is popularly grown by home gardeners as it is very versatile. It can be prepared in a variety of ways, such as a veggie, eaten raw in salads, grilled, stuffed, battered and deep fried, or […]

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis is an attractive palm tree with bottle-shaped trunk

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (Bottle Palm, Palmiste Gargoulette) Bottle Palm is a very unique  and stunning palm tree with a stout and bottle-shaped trunk. It has dramatic and wonderful arching foliage. Bottle Palm is considered critically endangered.