Cycas clivicola grows abundantly on near-vertical cliffs

Cycas clivicola (Cliff Cycad, Mountain Cycad, Limestone Cycad) Cliff 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 […]

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! Yay! Calathea elliptica ‘Vittata’ finally decided to flower to reward us for […]

Pereskia sacharosa is a herbal plant with medicinal properties

Pereskia sacharosa (Needle Seven Blade, Seven Star Needle, Rose Cactus, Tree Cancer, Jarum Tujuh Bilah in Malay) It is without any doubt that Seven Star Needle or Rose Cactus is one of the most interesting, unusual and exotic genera of cacti. A free-flowering perennial plant that produces highly ornamental flowers throughout the year in Malaysia, […]

Artocarpus integer bears the largest fruits of any tree in the world

Artocarpus integer (Chempedak, Cempedak, Champada, Champekak, Chempedak Utan) Chempedak or Champekak is well known for bearing the largest fruits of any tree in the world. The large fruits are able to reach as much as 35 kg in weight, 90 cm in length and 50 cm in diameter. It is a popularly and widely grown tree, primarily for […]

Dypsis leptocheilos is an impressive palm with reddish-brown tomentum

Dypsis leptocheilos (Redneck Palm, Teddy Bear Palm, Red Fuzzy Palm) Redneck Palm or Teddy Bear Palm is one of the most unique ornamental  palms of Madagascar. It has a very distinctive reddish-brown tomentum on the crownshaft that resembles a teddybear’s fuzz and a white waxy trunk. Definitely, an impressive and majestic palm that is excellent […]