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.

Pandanus tectorius is salt-tolerant and able to stabilize sandy soil along beach front properties

Pandanus tectorius (Tahitian Screwpine, Thatch/Textile Screwpine, Tourist Pineapple, Hala, Screw Pine, Mengkuang Laut/Duri in Malay) Tahitian Screwpine or Tourist Pineapple is a captivating and excellent plant for poor, salty or sandy soils in hot and windy areas. Being salt-tolerant, this versatile beauty helps to stabilize sandy soil along coastal and beach front properties where salt […]

Pandanus baptistii ‘Variegated’ is entirely different from the fragrant Pandanus amaryllifrolius

Pandanus baptistii ‘Variegated’ (Gold-striped Screw Pine, Variegated Screw Pine, Compact Golden Screw Pine) Isn’t this Gold-striped Screw Pine captivating? A very striking variegated beauty with long, golden and green strap-like leaves spiralling from a branching trunk. Best of all, its beautiful foliage is without spines along the margins! This plant is unlike the fragrant Pandanus […]

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, […]