Nerium oleander with numerous magnificent floral colours

Nerium oleander (Rosebay, Nerium, Oleander) Nerium oleander produces blossoms of numerous magnificent colours. Nonetheless, it is one of the most poisonous garden plants. Double-headed… beautiful and beastly!! Oleander is the official flower of the city of Hiroshima as it was the first to bloom after the atomic bombing in 1945.

Allamanda cathartica cv. Indonesia Sunset with peach-coloured blooms

Allamanda cathartica cv. Indonesia Sunset (Peach Trumpet Vine, Peach-coloured Allamanda) An exotic and free-flowering horticultural cultivar with trumpet-shaped flowers. Ornamental tropical climbing shrub that display masses of peach-coloured and trumpet-shaped flowers all year round. Beautiful when trained with the support of a trellis or tree.

Caladium ‘Lucky Purple’ from Thailand is simply spectacular!

Caladium ‘Lucky Purple’ (aka Moung Mong Kol, Lucky Purple Elephant Ear, Heart of Jesus ‘Lucky Purple’) Wow! What a spectacular beauty! It was love at first sight when we saw several pots of this stunningly coloured caladium. They were observed at a garden nursery in the neighbourhood in August, 2014. Of course, we happily bought home […]

Caladium ‘White Christmas’ will brighten your garden’s shady areas

Caladium ‘White Christmas’ (Angel-wing White Christmas, Fancy Leaf White Caladium, White Christmas Caladium) We were captivated with this enchanting caladium that has silvery white leaves and beautiful leaf venation. It is brilliantly marked with dark green veins on the leaf blades and speckled in green along the margins as well. We brought a pot of Caladium […]

Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’ is both gorgeous and toxic!

Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’ (Variegated Devil’s Backbone, Jacob’s Ladder, Zig-zag Plant) A stunning plant with fabulous variegated foliage and attractive pink or red flowers. Its zig-zag stems are an added attraction too. It is popularly grown for its unique, interesting and curious form. However,  if you’re one of those people like me who’ll experience skin rashes when in contact with […]