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, […]

Carica papaya is a healthy fruit that’s packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants

Carica papaya (Papaya, Papaw, Pawpaw, Melon Tree, Betik in Malay) Papaya, a revered tropical fruit was reputably called the ‘fruit of the angels’ by Christopher Columbus as it tasted superbly good. Papaya is an incredibly delicious, healthy and versatile tropical fruit that is loaded with essential nutrients and antioxidants.

Artocarpus heterophyllus produces sweet, aromatic and fibrous fruits

Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit, Jack Tree, Jakfruit, Nangka in Malay) The Jackfruit or Jack Tree is well known for bearing the largest fruits of any tree in the world, reaching as much as 35 kg in weight, 90 cm in length and 50 cm in diameter. Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh. It is also the state fruit of […]