Cibotium barometz is a fern with rhizomes densely covered by golden-brown hairs

Cibotium barometz (Golden Chicken Fern, Scythian Lamb, Woolly Fern, Golden Moss, Bulu Pusi in Malay) Golden Chicken Fern or Woolly Fern is unique and exotic as its rhizomes are thick, fleshy and densely covered by golden-brown hairs. These ferns are found growing wild in wet and shady ravines, on hillsides and in mountainous regions.

Dimocarpus longan is a flavourful fruit that’s relished for its sweetness

Dimocarpus longan (Longan, Lungan, Dragon’s Eye, Mata Kuching in Malay) Longan or the Dragon’s Eye is a flavourful fruit that is savoured for its sweetness by many people. It is grown commercially and primarily for its edible fruit production in many regions of the world. Definitely, a very sweet, juicy and succulent fruit.

Calathea lutea (Cuban Cigar), an exotic tropical stunner!

Calathea lutea (Cigar Calathea, Cuban/Havana Cigar, Pampano) Weren’t you surprised that these majestically tall plants, up to 3 meters in height, with green and unpatterned foliage bears the name, Calathea lutea? We definitely were as most calatheas not only have beautifully patterned and variegated leaves but are rather dwarfish (about 60 cm) in stature, unlike […]