Solandra grandiflora produces fragrant and chalice-shaped flowers

Solandra grandiflora (Chalice Vine, Cup of Gold, Goldcup Vine, Golden Chalice Vine) Chalice Vine or Cup of Gold is a very captivating climber that produces ornamental, chalice-shaped and fragrant flowers. A free-flowering perennial vine that blooms year round. Fabulous when trained on pergolas and trellises with their huge and creamy yellow and golden flowers cascading […]

Carica papaya is a healthy fruit that’s packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants

Carica papaya (Papaya, Papaw, Pawpaw, Melon Tree, Betik in Malay) Papaya, a revered tropical fruit was reputably called the ‘fruit of the angels’ by Christopher Columbus as it tasted superbly good. Papaya is an incredibly delicious, healthy and versatile tropical fruit that is loaded with essential nutrients and antioxidants.

Averrhoa bilimbi is a tropical tree with edible fruits

Averrhoa bilimbi (Bilimbi, Bilimbi Tree, Cucumber Tree, Tree Sorrel, Belimbing Asam/Buloh in Malay) The Bilimbi Tree or Cucumber Tree is an ornamental and tropical plant that produces edible fruits. However, the fruit juice is sour and extremely acidic. A versatile and long-lived evergreen tree that provides food, medicine and a wide range of commodities.

Cinnamomum verum is an aromatic spice for savoury and sweet food

Cinnamomum verum (Cinnamon, True Cinnamon, Ceylon/Cassia Cinnamon, Cinnamon Bark Tree, Kayu Manis in Malay) Ceylon Cinnamon Tree or Cassia Cinnamon is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark and leaves. It is an exotic and popular spice that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. Besides, it is a vital ingredient in apple pies, madeira […]

Polyalthia longifolia is a remarkable and majestic columnar tree

Polyalthia longifolia (False Ashoka, Buddha Tree, Mast Tree, Indian/Weeping Mast Tree) The False Ashoka or Indian Mast Tree is a remarkable and majestic columnar tree. Besides, it exhibits a beautiful symmetrical pyramid-like crown with willowy weeping pendulous branches. Its very attractive new golden and coppery brown leaves against old dark-green leaves makes a spectacular show.