Araucaria bidwillii produces edible seeds that are favoured by Australian Aborigines

Araucaria bidwillii (Bunga Pine, Bunya-Bunya Tree, False Monkey Puzzle Tree, Queensland Pine) Bunga Pine or False Monkey Puzzle Tree is a tall and majestic evergreen tree that is conical when young and becomes more domed as it matures. The seeds are edible and considered a delicacy by Australian Aborigines. The flavour of the edible kernel is similar […]

Dracaena marginata: the green variety is as impressive indoors or outdoors

Dracaena marginata (Madagascar Dragon Tree, Red-edged Dracaena) We’ve been eyeing this impressive treelet since 2010. Just unfortunate that the nursery in our neighbourhood didn’t have young plants for sale then. The matured ones with several heads would have dug a big hole in our pocket as the prices were between RM200-250, way beyond our budget. Our patience paid […]

Bismarckia nobilis, a striking and spectacular fan palm

Bismarckia nobilis (Bismarck Palm, Bismark Palm) is a striking and spectacular palm that has become an absolute craze among landscapers in tropical and sub-tropical regions this last two decades. Majestic and domineering in appearance, the all-time favourite Bismarck Palm will brighten any landscape or scenery, be it day or night, with its brilliant silvery blue […]