Salix babylonica is famous for its pendulous branches and long tresses of leaves

Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow, Peking Willow, Chinese Weeping Willow, Babylon Weeping Willow, Babylon Willow) Chinese Weeping Willow or Babylon Willow is an amazing tree with their unusual and pendulous branches and long tresses of leaves swaying gracefully in a breeze. Weeping refers to the way raindrops stream down the branches, dripping ‘tears’ from the tips. Hence, […]

Ipomoea quamoclit with blooms in gorgeous shades of red, pink, rose and white

Ipomoea quamoclit (Cypress Vine, Cardinal Creeper/Vine, Star Glory, Hummingbird Vine) Cypress Vine or Hummingbird Vine is a magnificent climber with captivating  star-shape flowers that comes in shades of scarlet red, pink, rose and white. Grow this Cardinal Creeper in your garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds that are attracted to the brightly coloured blossoms.

Bauhinia purpurea produces fragrant and beautiful orchid-like flowers

Bauhinia purpurea (Orchid Tree, Purple Bauhinia, Butterfly Tree, Hawaiian/Purple Orchid Tree, Camel’s Foot Tree) Orchid Tree or Butterfly Tree is admired for its large, showy, fragrant and beautiful orchid-like flowers. Besides, this unique, exotic and free-flowering tree is valuable for its numerous medicinal purposes traditionally.

Hedychium coronarium’s blooms are ideal as cut flowers to scent your indoors

Hedychium coronarium (White Ginger Lily, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily, Garland Flower) Butterfly Ginger Lily or Garland Flower is a widely cultivated garden ornamental and as a source of cut flowers. It is considered invasive in many regions of the world, namely Japan, Philippines, Mauritius, South Africa, Mexico and Hawaii, to name a few. Hedychium […]

Piper nigrum is considered the King of Spices as it’s the most used spices in the world

Piper nigrum (Black Pepper, Common Pepper, Pepper Vine/Plant, White/Madagascar Pepper, Lada Hitam in Malay) Madagascar Pepper is considered the King of Spices as it’s the most widely used spices in the world. This hotly pungent spice is used as flavouring for savoury foods, meat dishes, sauces and snack foods. Besides, it is popularly used as a […]