Plants database Archives

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.

Calathea crotalifera with fascinating yellow inflorescences!

Calathea crotalifera (Rattlesnake Plant, Rattlesnake Ginger, Yellow Rattleshaker, Yellow Rattle) Yellow Rattleshaker is an exotic tropical plant with fascinating yellow inflorescences. It will surely be a welcome addition to your garden if you desire a tropical theme. A free flowering herbaceous plant that will add beauty and interest, as well as a conversation piece for visitors and people passing […]

Nepenthes x hookeriana, a colourful and natural lowland hybrid

Nepenthes x hookeriana (Hooker’s Pitcher-Plant, Tropical Pitcher Plant, Monkey Cup) An exotic tropical plant that will beautify and add interest to your garden. Best to grow them in hanging baskets or pots to show off the colourful beauty and attractiveness of the pitchers or monkey cups. Hooker’s Pitcher-Plant that is a colourful and natural lowland hybrid.

Strelitzia reginae with unique flowers that resemble a bird’s head

Strelitzia reginae (Strelitzia, Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise) An exotic ornamental tropical plant with stunning flowers that resemble a bird’s head. Without doubt,  the Bird of Paradise produces uniquely shaped flowers! This captivating beauty has been chosen as the official floral emblem of the City of Los Angeles.

Pentas lanceolata in a profusion of vibrant colours

Pentas lanceolata (Egyptian Star-Cluster, Egyptian Star, Star Flower, Pentas) These gorgeous plants produce showy flowers that come in a profusion of wonderful colours. Pentas lanceolata is free-flowering and will definitely brighten every shady corner in your garden. If you’re a nature lover, do grow them to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Dracaena reflexa ‘Song of India’ with beautiful variegated foliage

Dracaena reflexa ‘Song of India’ (Pleomele, Dracaena reflexa variegata, Reflexed Dracaena) Dracaena reflexa ‘Song Of India’ is a beautiful variegated cultivar of Dracaena reflexa. It has become a very popular ornamental shrub in the home and landscape gardens. Plant the ‘Song of India’ to add beauty and interest to your garden.