Here are some of the beautiful yet rarely grown plants that should be in the neighbourhood.
Come on. Mandevilla just need bright light, plenty of water and something to climb and it's beautiful!
The same goes to passion flowers. I've never ever seen passion flowers except the fruiting varieties (and only in 2 houses) in my whole town. They are beautiful, vigorous, and hardy.
Water plants tend to be unappreciated too, except the sacred lotus. Look at these gorgeous waterlilies. They are seldom grown here at all.
This species is an impressively rare plant here. I've only seen it in a nursery in Kluang. No other place has this red water lily.
Suprisingly, anthuriums are so rarely grown here that I have yet to see a house with one. My teacher brought 2 to school though for the Botany Club.
And instead of the boring old anthuriums, nurseries should try to find unique species.
Roses are also heat tolerable and beautiful. I wonder why everyone thinks that roses will die rapidly in the lowlands.
At least tillandsia is gaining popularity now. They have such unique and exotic leaves.
Nepenthes have a reputation of dying easily too, which is completely false. With proper care, they are rewarding and easy to grow.
They come in all shapes, colours and sizes too!
This special 'black' variety of N. albomarginata is beautiful. I love the purple-grey colour and the white stripe beneath the lips.
Dianthus and cosmos too are suprisingly rare since they grow well in this climate.