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Plant Finder

Here is a list of popular tropical garden plants in Malaysia. 

Find out how you can grow (plant care) them in your garden by clicking the links.

Happy gardening!




GARDEN PLANTS IN MALAYSIA

FLOWER PLANTS

FOLIAGE PLANTS

INDOOR PLANTS

The plants below are arranged according to their families:

Acanthaceae
CLIMBER
Thunbergia laurifolia - Laurel Clock Vine, Laurel-leaved Thunbergia or Blue Trumpet Vine
SHRUB
Aphelandra squarrosa - Zebra Plant or Saffron Spike
Crossandra infundibuliformis - Firecracker Flower
Fittonia albivenis cultivars - Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant, Snake Skin Plant, Silver Net Plant, Painted Net Plant or Lace Leaf Plant
Hemigraphis alternanta - Metal Leaf Plant, Re-flame Ivy or Red Ivy
Hemigraphis alternata 'Exotica' - Purple Waffle Plant or Red-flame Ivy
Hemigraphis repanda - Narrow Leaf Hemigraphis or Dragon Flame Plant
Justicia betonica - Squirrel's Tail, Tapak Murai, White Candle, White Shrimp Plant or Paper Plume
Justicia brandegeeana - Shrimp Plant, False Hop, Fountain Plant or Brazilian Shower Plant
Justicia fulvicoma - Mexican Shrimp Plant, Orange Shrimp Plant or Orange Plume
Ruellia rosea - Wild Petunia or Ruellia
Ruellia simplex - Mexican Petunia, Desert Petunia or Mexican Blue Bell

Amaranthaceae
SHRUB
Alternanthera dentata 'Brazilian Red Hots' - Joy Weed, Calico Plant or Joseph's Coat
Alternanthera dentata 'Purple Knights' - Joy Weed, Calico Plant or Joseph's Coat
Amaranthus Perfect Red - Bayam Merah Pekat, Chinese Spinach, Yin Tsai, Asian Spinach, Edible Amaranth or Leaf Amaranth
Amaranthus tricolor 'Illumination' - Joseph's Coat, Tampala or Summer Poinsettia
Amaranthus tricolor 'Flying Colours' - Summer Poinsettia
Cyathula prostrata cultivar (purple-green leaves) - Purple Hookweed
Gomphrena globosa 'Global Harmony' - Globe Amaranth, Bachelor Button
Iresine herbstii cultivar - Chicken Gizzard, Beefsteak or Bloodleaf

Amaryllidaceae
SHRUB
Eucrosia bicolor - Peruvian Lily
Hippeastrum vittatum hybrid - Amaryllis
Zephyranthes rosea - Rain Lily, Fairy Lily, Magic Lily or Atamasco Lily

Anthericaceae
SHRUB
Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum' -  Spider Plant or Ribbon Plant


Araceae

Araliaceae
SHRUB
Polyscias 'Dwarf Variegata' - Dwarf Polyscias
Schefflera arboricola cultivar - Variegated Umbrella Tree

Araucariaceae
Tree
Araucaria heterophylla - Norfolk Island Pine

Asclepiadaceae
SHRUB
Asclepias curassavica - Tropical milkweed, Blood Flower, Scarlet Milkweed, Cotton Bush, Mexican Butterfly weed or Bunga Emas 

Aspleniaceae
FERN
Asplenium nidus - Bird's Nest Fern

Asteraceae
SHRUB
Brachyscome multifida - Cut-Leaved Daisy, Rocky Daisy or Hawkesbury Daisy
Chrysanthemum x morifolium - Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum, Decorative Mum or Florist Mum
Cosmos Bright Eyes - Sulfur Cosmos or Yellow Cosmos
Gaillardia cultivar & hybrid - Goblin Daisy or Blanket Flower
Gazania sp. - Gazania or Treasure Flower
Gerbera jamesonii cultivar - Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy or African Daisy 

Rudbeckia hirta cultivar - Gloriosa Daisy, Common Black-Eyed Susan or Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy
Symphyotrichum dumosum - Rice Button Aster or Bushy Aster
Symphyotrichum laeve - Smooth Aster or Smooth Blue Aster
Tithonia rotundifolia - Mexican Sunflower

Apiaceae
SHRUB
Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum - Flat-leaved Parsley or Italian Parsley

Apocynaceae
Adenium obesum - Desert Rose, Impala Lily
Catharanthus roseus 'Mediterranean Series' - Trailing Vinca
Catharanthus roseus 'Vinca Periwinkle' - Madagascar Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle
Nerium oleander -Oleander, Rose Bay, East Indian Oleander, Sweet-scented Oleander or Oleander Rose Laurel
Strophanthus preussii - Spider Tresses, Corkscrew Flower, Medusa Flower, Tassel Vine or Poison Arrow Vine

Balsaminaceae
SHRUB
Impatiens balsamina - Garden Balsam, Touch-Me-Not, Rose Balsam or Camellia-flowered Balsam
Impatiens x hawkeri - Impatiens or New Guinea
Impatiens walleriana - Impatiens or Bussy Lizzie


Brassicaceae
SHRUB
Brassica rapa var. parachinensis - Choy Sum, Sawi Manis, Sawi Bunga, Cai Xin, Chinese Flowering Cabbage, Oil Vegetable, Hakusai, Mock Pak Choy
Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus - Chinese Radish

Begoniaceae
SHRUB 
Begonia rex-cultorum hybrids - Rex Begonia or Painted-Leaf Begonia
Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum - Wax Begonia or Fibrous Begonia
Begonia x tuberhybrida - Hybrid Tuberous Begonia


Bromeliaceae
SHRUB
Billbergia pyramidalis - Flaming Torch or Summer Torch
Guzmania lingulata - Scarlet Star or Orange Star 
Cryptanthus zonatus - Zebra Plant

Cannaceae
SHRUB

Caryophyllaceae
SHRUB 
Dianthus chinensis - Pink or Rainbow Pink
Dianthus chinensis x barbatus (Dianthus interspecific) - Pink 
Gypsophila muralis 'Garden Bride' - Low Baby's Breath

Clusiaceae
TREE
Garcinia subelliptica - Happiness Tree, Fukugi Tree, Philippines Fortune Tree or Common Garcinia

Crassulaceae

Dracaenaceae
SHRUB


Ericaceae
SHRUB
Rhododendron simsii - Azalea

Euphorbiaceae
SHRUB
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Java White' - Fiji fire plant, Beef Steak Plant, Copper Leaf, Jacob's Coat, Fire Dragon
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Mosaica' - Fiji fire plant, Beef Steak Plant, Copper Leaf, Jacob's Coat, Fire Dragon
Codiaeum variegatum cultivars - Garden Croton, Croton or Codiaeum 
Euphorbia bracteata - Tall Slipper Flower, Candelilla
Euphorbia milii - Crown-of-thorns or Christ Plant
Euphorbia pulcherrima cv. - Poinsettia
CLIMBER
Episcia cupreata - Flame Violet, Carpet Plant or Episcia
SHRUB
Chrysothemis pulchella - Copper Leaf, Sunset Bells or Black Flamingo  
Nematanthus sp. - Goldfish or Guppy Fish Plant 
Saintpaulia ionantha - African Violet
Sinningia speciosa - Brazilian Gloxinia, Florists' Gloxinia


Hamaelildaceae
SHRUB
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum - Chinese Fringe Bush


Hydrangeaceae
SHRUB
Hydrangea macrophylla - Hydrangea or Pokok Kembang Tiga Bulan


Labiatae
CLIMBER
Clerodendrum thomsoniae 'Variegatum' - Variegated Bleeding Heart Vine, Lolly Bush or Glory Bower 


Lamiaceae
CLIMBER
Petraeovitex wolfei, Petraeovitex bambusetorum - Nong Nooch Vine or Wolfe's Vine
SHRUB
Holmskioldia sanguinea - Chinese Hat Plant, Chinaman's Hat, Mandarin's Hat, 
Mentha sp. - Mint
Ocimum basilicum - Sweet Basil or Garden Basil/Tulsi
Parasol Flower or Cup-And-Saucer Plant
Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' - Mona Lavender, Plectranthus Hybrid, Swedish Ivy or Spurflower
Rosmarinus officinalis - Rosemary 
Salvia officinalis - Garden Sage or Common Sage
Solenostemon scutellarioides - Coleus or Painted Nettle

Leguminosae
SHRUB 
Christia obcordata 'Stripe' - Butterfly Leaf, Iron Butterfly, Butterfly Stripe or Swallowtail
Christia vespertilionis - Red Butterfly Wing or Mariposa


Lythraceae
SHRUB 
Cuphea hyssopifolia - False Heather

Malvaceae
SHRUB

Marantaceae
SHRUB

SHRUB

Nelumbonaceae
SHRUB

Nepenthaceae
CLIMBER

Nyctaginaceae

Nymphaeaceae
SHRUB

Oleandraceae
FERN

Orchidaceae
SHRUB

Phytolaccaeae
SHRUB

Piperaceae

Plumbaginaceae
SHRUB

Poaceae

Podocarpaceae
TREE
Podocarpus macrophyllus - Japanese yew, fern pine, kusamaki, inumaki Buddhist pine, 羅漢松 or luóhàn sōng (arhat pine)

Polygonaceae
SHRUB

Polypodiaceae
FERN

Portulacaceae
SHRUB

Primulaceae
SHRUB

Pteridaceae
FERN

Rosaceae
SHRUB

Rubiaceae
SHRUB

Sarraceniaceae
SHRUB

Solanaceae
CLIMBER

Scrophulariaceae
SHRUB

Taccaceae
SHRUB

Shrub

Zingiberaceae
SHRUB
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a green plant that was given to me as a gift and I hae no idea how to take care of it or what it is. It looks like a fern I guess. But I looked up ferns and none of them look like this plant. And now the leaves are starting to turn yellow and dry out and I need HELP!! I can email you a pic of it. maybe you could help me...

Stephanie said...

Yes you can email me a pic :-) I think your fern needs brighter light level. Relocate the plant to a brighter spot but with indirect or filtered sunlight. Water the plant thoroughly and deeply daily.

Anonymous said...

hi, i looking for aerva lanata for medicine.could u help.thannking in advance.

my email:muthukumaran0143@gmail.com.

regards
Muthu

Stephanie said...

Sorry, Muthu. I do not know where you can find the plant. I hope some other people can help you on this.
Warm regards, Stephanie

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