Roystonea regia with its large stature makes it a notable feature of the landscape

Roystonea regia (Cuban Royal Palm, Florida Royal Palm, Royal Palm)

Some Roystonea regia (Cuban Royal Palm, Florida Royal Palm, Royal Palm) seen in the compound of Hospital UKM, Kuala Lumpur, 28 March 2011Cuban Royal Palm or Florida Royal Palm is a majestic and striking palm.

It is considered one of the most captivating palm in the world.

Its large stature makes it a notable feature of the landscape.

Roystonea regia is the national tree of Cuba.
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Momordica charantia is grown as a veggie and widely used for its medicinal properties

Momordica charantia (Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Bitter Squash/Cucumber, Balsam Pear, Peria in Malay)

Recently harvested fruits of Momordica charantia (Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Bitter Squash/Cucumber, Balsam Pear, Peria in Malay), 14 Sept 2017Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon is a climber with distinctive and delicate leaves that produces exotic and bitter fruits that are often cooked as a vegetable.

Since Bitter Gourd contains numerous medicinal properties, it is considered as a versatile plant that’s worthy of treating almost any disease inflicted on mankind.
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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

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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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