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4Z e Plant @ Subang Parade

It has been a while since I last visited Subang Parade, the first shopping centre in Subang Jaya. What a pleasant surprise it was for me when I went there last week... the place looked exciting with many eateries and shops :-)

During weekends, there are a number of stalls on the first floor, retailing a range of captivating products. One of them, 4Z e Plant, is a stall that sells pitcher plants!



4Z e Plant opens its stall at Subang Parade from 11.00am to 9.00pm on Saturdays and 11.00am to 6.00pm on Sundays. Its owner, Fauzi, has been selling pitcher plants here for four years already.



Do you notice the plant that is tagged with a price of RM220 in the pic above? That's the most expensive one I saw at the stall that weekend! But don't worry, the not-so-rare cum young ones cost only about RM5, which is pretty affordable for beginners ;-)

Plant Variety Rating: 3.75 | I was amazed by the variety of nepenthes, sarracenia, drosera, cephalotus and heliamphora that was on display. The nepenthes are certainly going to draw the attention of Chinese shoppers as it is quite a popular ornamental plant especially during this festive season. To some, pitchers are considered 'sacks of peace'. In Cantonese, they are sometimes referred to as chu long yap sui which means 'water pouring into the swine's cage' (read this interesting article in The Star).




I was very much attracted to the young plants that were on display. As a gardener myself, I find growing young plants much more satisfying than growing older plants.



I also spotted some tillandsia also. Aside from this weekend stall, he also runs a nursery at Ampang which opens during weekdays. His nursery grows both local and imported pitcher plants, having more than 80 species and hybrids! I am now so looking forward to visit his nursery to see more of his stock of pitcher plants.

Plant Condition Rating: 4.0 | The condition of most of the plants are pretty good.

I like those cool plant ID tag! Even if you are not buying any, you would have an educational tour of pitcher plants. So, bring your children (or yourself!) there for a learning weekend :-)



To find your way to Subang Parade shopping mall and this unique stall, click here.

Update @ 2 June 2013 - Four Z e Plant has closed the stall at Subang Parade. Call En Mohd Fauzi to make an appointment to visit his nursery in Ampang instead. His contact details is listed below.

CONTACT DETAILS

Four Z e Plant
1st Floor Subang Parade
No. 5 Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor

Nepenthes Garden
19 Jalan 10C
Lembah Jaya Selatan
68000 Ampang
Selangor
Mobile: 6019-272 0043 (Mohd Fauzi Abu Bakar)
Website: www.4zeplant.blogspot.com

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9 comments:

kanak7 said...

Wow, what an amazing display! I have the same opinion about growing young plants...much more satisfying. How nice to have tags like that for all the plants! Thanks for posting so many photos. Pitcher plants are indeed unique....loved going through your post!

Alvin said...

Nice post!It's Fauzi's stall! I love going there to browse through the different stock he has every weekend!

Stephanie said...

kanak7, glad you find pitcher plants unique as well. I hope you will discover one you like to grow at your location. Thanks for dropping by even when you are busy!

Alvin, ha, ha... yes! I love his stall as well :-D

Diane AZ said...

That must have been a pleasant surprise finding a display of pitcher plants at the shopping centre. Nice pictures of those fascinating plants!

AaronVFT said...

OMG! Fauzi's plants! I went to his nursery before in 2008. His plants are so beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Diane, I hope those busy shoppers would notice these fascinating pitcher plants :-)

Aaron, got it! I would visit his nursery once I have the chance to do so.

AaronVFT said...

I remembered I spent about RM 300-400 on Nepenthes that day! Sweet memories.

J.C. said...

I must visit this stall as I am living close to Subang Parade. Thanks for sharing this info, Steph! This is one of the reasons I love blogging!

Stephanie said...

Ha ha! that's right JC! Blogging gives us more information that we can ever imagine. Happy gardening and hope that you will find some carnivorous plants that you would like here later.

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