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 […]

Ananas comosus is one of the most popular edible fruits in the world

Ananas comosus (Pineapple, Nanas in Malay) Pineapple 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.

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, […]

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 […]