Fragaria x ananassa with sweet, aromatic and brilliant red fruits is simply irresistible

Fragaria x ananassa (Strawberry, Garden Strawberry, Cultivated Strawberry) Garden Strawberry with its characteristic fragrant aroma, delightful sweet flavour, juicy texture and brilliant red colour make it simply irresistible to many people. Strawberry is popularly cultivated worldwide for its delicious fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in pies, ice-creams, milkshakes and cakes, to name […]

Salix babylonica is famous for its pendulous branches and long tresses of leaves

Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow, Peking Willow, Chinese Weeping Willow, Babylon Weeping Willow, Babylon Willow) Chinese Weeping Willow or Babylon Willow is an amazing tree with their unusual and pendulous branches and long tresses of leaves swaying gracefully in a breeze. Weeping refers to the way raindrops stream down the branches, dripping ‘tears’ from the tips. Hence, […]

Vatica yeechongii is a very rare tropical tree in Peninsular Malaysia

Vatica yeechongii (Resak Daun Panjang in Malay) Vatica yeechongii is a very rare, thin and crooked tree seen growing along fast-flowing streams. It was first discovered in 2002 This exotic tropical tree was sited in Sungai Lalang Forest Reserve, Selangor and Setul Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan in Peninsular Malaysia. The species has a very restricted distribution […]

Hedychium coronarium’s blooms are ideal as cut flowers to scent your indoors

Hedychium coronarium (White Ginger Lily, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily, Garland Flower) Butterfly Ginger Lily or Garland Flower is a widely cultivated garden ornamental and as a source of cut flowers. It is considered invasive in many regions of the world, namely Japan, Philippines, Mauritius, South Africa, Mexico and Hawaii, to name a few. Hedychium […]

Annona muricata’s pulp is popularly used to make smoothies and sorbets

Annona muricata (Soursop, Prickly Custard Apple, Durian Belanda in Malay) Soursop or Prickly Custard Apple is grown for its 20-30 cm long, prickly and green fruit which can have a mass of up to 6.8 kg Its pulp is popularly used to make fruit nectar, smoothies, fruit juice drinks as well as candies, sorbets and ice cream flavorings.