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 […]

Syzygium myrtifolium with mesmerising orange-red emerging foliage

Syzygium myrtifolium (Red Lip, Australian Brush Cherry, Kelat Paya/Oil in Malay) An exotic, evergreen and hardy tree with mesmerising orange-red emerging leaves. A very common tree that is often seen planted along many public roads and median strips in our beloved country, Malaysia. We love seeing these beautiful trees with autumn leaves that won’t be […]

Turnera ulmifolia with gorgeous bright yellow blossoms

Turnera ulmifolia (Yellow Alder, Cuban Buttercup, Ramgoat Dashalong, Sage Rose, West Indian Holly) The Yellow Alder or Cuban Buttercup produces very attractive showy and vibrant yellow flowers. A free flowering shrub that blooms all year long in the tropic. Native to the Caribbean, the Cuban Buttercup is the official flower of Cienfuegos, Cuba.