Nephelium lappaceum is well known for its medicinal usage

Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan, Hairy Lychee) Rambutan or Hairy Lychee is commercially grown for its edible and tasty fruits. The colourful fruits with sweet and juicy flesh can be round or oval-shaped. Besides, the Hairy Lychee is well known for its medicinal usage.

Brassica pekinensis is one of the most important vegetables in China and Japan

Brassica pekinensis (Chinese Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Peking Cabbage, Celery Cabbage) Chinese Cabbage or Napa Cabbage is one of the most important vegetables grown in China and Japan. It is widely cultivated in the above-mentioned countries for its edible leaves and stem. Plant Peking Cabbage in your garden as you will be ensured that they are […]

Aucuba japonica has been given the Award of Garden Merit

Aucuba japonica (Spotted Laurel, Japanese Laurel, Japanese Aucuba, Gold Dust Plant) Spotted Laurel or Japanese Aucuba is often grown for its variegated foliage. Grow this beauty to enjoy its brilliantly coloured red berries that persist on the plant for a very long time. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Aucuba japonica the Award of Garden […]

Cymbidium’s long-lasting flowering has become the desire of many orchid enthusiasts and hybridisers

Cymbidium hybrids (Boat Orchid, Cymbidium Orchid) Boat Orchid’s beautiful and exotic flowers are usually large in size and display a patterned lip. The blooms can last anywhere from 8-10 weeks and they come in almost all colours except blue. Its longevity of flowering has become the desire of many orchid enthusiasts and hybridisers.

Averrhoa carambola produces edible fruits that are crunchy, firm and extremely juicy

Averrhoa carambola (Star Fruit, Starfruit Carambola, Caramba, Country Gooseberry, Belimbing Manis in Malay) The flesh of Averrhoa carambola or Country Gooseberry is crunchy, firm and extremely juicy. Starfruit does not contain fibers and has a texture similar in consistency to that of grapes and usually eaten as is. Fresh fruits may be used in cooking and […]