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.

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.

Vitis vinifera with grapes eaten fresh, processed to make vine and dried to produce raisins

Vitis vinifera (Common Grape Vine, Wine Grape, Purpleleaf Grape, Anggur in Malay) Common Grape Vine is economically important as a source of grapes, both for direct consumption of its sweet fruits and for fermentation to produce wine. Also, it can be dried to produce raisins that are popularly used in cakes, eaten as is or […]

Tropaeolum majus produces flowers in kaleidoscopic colours

Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium, Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks Cress) Garden Nasturtium or Indian Cress produces long-lasting ¬†and kaleidoscopic flowers as well as attractive foliage that are water lily-like. However, the downside is it self-seeds readily and may pop up in places where they are not wanted. No wonder, this beautiful plant is considered invasive in […]

Mucuna bennettii is a tropical climber with clusters of bright orange-red flowers

Mucuna bennettii (New Guinea Creeper, Scarlet Jade Vine, Red Jade Vine) New Guinea Creeper of Red Jade Vine is an exotic and magnificent tropical climber with amazing clusters of bright orange-red flowers. The colour of its chandelier-like clusters of blossoms is absolutely stunning and unique. Grow this beauty if you can provide space and a […]