Alocasia cuprea has dramatic foliage that’s a mix of copper and deep green

Alocasia cuprea (Giant Caladium, Elephant’s Ear, Jewel Alocasia) Giant Caladium or Elephant’s Ear is popularly grown for its dramatic, distinctive and enduring foliage. Foliage is shaped like an arrowhead and is a mix of copper and deep green with a silvery sheen veined pattern to them. It is one of the ‘Jewel Alocasias’ that is highly sought […]

Ipomoea batatas is an important food crop or staple food in many countries

Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Vine, Keledek in Malay) Sweet Potato is widely cultivated for its storage roots as it is an important food crop in many regions around the world. In Malaysia and Singapore, an assortment of colourful sweet potatoes are popularly cooked in coconut milk as ‘bubur cha cha’ with yams, pearled […]

Durio zibethinus is named the ‘King of Fruits’ in Southeast Asia for its exotic taste

Durio zibethinus (Durian, Common Durian, Civet Fruit, Durian Kampong in Malay) Durian is named the ‘King of Fruits’ in Southeast Asia where it is commonly found and highly regarded by the population with hundreds of cultivars available. An intriguing and complex tree that produces edible fruits with creamy flesh texture and strong odour that is unique […]

Garcinia atroviridis contains medical properties that are essential in promoting good health

Garcinia atroviridis (Malabar Tamarind, Asam Gelugur/Keping in Malay) Malabar Tamarind is an ornamental, tropical and fruit-bearing tree. It has popularly used as a common ingredient in Asian dishes such as curries and soups. Besides, it contains medical properties that are essential in promoting good health

Roystonea regia with its large stature makes it a notable feature of the landscape

Roystonea regia (Cuban Royal Palm, Florida Royal Palm, Royal Palm) Cuban Royal Palm or Florida Royal Palm is a majestic and striking palm. It is considered one of the most captivating palm in the world. Its large stature makes it a notable feature of the landscape. Roystonea regia is the national tree of Cuba.