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Kalis Nursery & Landscaping

Kalis Nursery & Landscaping is an exceptional nursery that was recommended by one of my readers. The nursery is located at Janda Baik, accessible via the foothills of Genting Highlands or Kampung Bukit Tinggi.

I found the place after asking some of the locals here for directions as it was my first time visiting Janda Baik. The air at this peaceful village is very fresh and cool and I noticed many attractive blooms dotting the gardens of some of the houses here.

Kalis Nursery & Landscaping was previously located in Gombak before its owner moved it here some six years ago. The nursery opens daily from 8.00am to 7.00pm.

There are about 50 types of heliconias, ginger, costus, ornamental musaca and water plants at this nursery. Besides that, they have lots of anthurium, canna and other shrubs. You will definitely learn about the many types and choices of heliconias, costus and ginger plants when you visit this nursery!

Also if you are interested in crab claw or lobster claw heliconias, you will find them here in various colours, such as pink, yellow, red and dark red.

The variety of costus and ginger plant are just as fascinating.

Ruby, a friend of Aida (the owner's wife), took me around and showed me all the special plants that they have. The whole nursery looks more like a botanical park than a commercial nursery. It is a nursery that is surely worth visiting especially if you are a fan of heliconias, costus and ginger plants.

The premises is so big that they even have a pond for fishing...

And a place for camping and campfire as well!

Plant Variety Rating: 4.5 | The varieties are confined mostly to specialised plants like heliconias and ginger plants. The rest of the plants are supplements, for landscaping services which they also provide.

While browsing around, I also noticed a variety of rattlesnake plants that come in different colours.

A few other plants that I find unique are the ornamental musa and chempaka telur (michelia pumila). They even have some beautiful hydrangeas :-D

The lotus and water lilies in these two ponds were in full bloom when I was there.

The other extraordinary plants that they have are bromeliads and calatheas.

Most of the heliconias are planted into the ground in this nursery. They will be uprooted for customers who purchase them.

These red and white torch gingers (pics below) really captivated my heart with their magnificent blooms.

I also spotted some beautiful Chinese hat, honeycomb and water canna plants in bloom.

Plant Condition Rating: 4.5 | The condition of most of the plants are very good.

If not because of its collector's item-like price tags, I would have brought home a few of these anthurims (pics below) which were looking bright and cheerful!

Layout Rating: 4 | As most of the plants are planted in the ground, the nursery looks like a park. The ones under the nursery net are mostly young plants.

It is a pleasant stroll browsing for plants at this nursery. If you looking for a heliconia for your garden, make sure you tour the entire nursery first as you will be overwhelmed by its varieties. They even have mini ones!

Garden Products Rating: N/A | As I was overly fascinated by the heliconias and ginger plants, I did not notice any pots or garden accessories!

The nursery is located at Kampung Cheringin in Janda Baik. When you get there, just ask around for the nursery. The people here are very friendly and they will direct you to the place. To view the map to Janda Baik, click here.


Kalis Nursery & Landscaping @ Alex Nursery
Kilang Nursery
Kampung Cheringin
Janda Baik
28750 Bentong
Mobile: 6019-657 5279 (Aida)

Email: kalisgarden.secret@gmail.com
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Flowers said...

Nice blog. I enjoyed the garden tour. Wish If I could visit this place. Keep on posting.

Diane AZ said...

I would love to visit that nursery, it really does look like a botanical park. The green grass and ponds are very attractive.

Antigonum Cajan said...

Not a fan of gingers, heliconias, bromeliads and such.
Particularly in any urban context or a postage stamp sized yard.

However, I declare that some look great in a green wet, cool, kind of place, such as this.

Congratulations. As I am in a critical mode permanently, when I see anything that makes me wonder/ponder, I feel a great joy, since it implies I am still alive and with open eyes/mind.

This nursery is really strange. Everything is in
context, harmony with the surroundings. Not many
owners are this wise, fortunate...to be able to match profits/beauty..


Anonymous said...

What an amazing array of blooms! Nurseries in Malaysia are so beautiful! And I like the rustic look at the entrance. As for the blooms....I have no words! Loved the collages and thank you for the tour, Steph!

Stephanie said...

Flower, Diane, Kanak, I must say that this is one exceptional nursery :-)

Antigonum, you are absolutely right!

akmar nordin said...

thank you for sharing a superb nursery, good pictures and well described nursery Stephanie.

Anonymous said...

great pics~ i've visited this nursery for few times. helped my company to purchase few exotic plants for their landscaping projects.
am planning to purchase few exotics for my very own garden soon~ melissa~

Anonymous said...


it's not mini, but dwarf, dwarf variety of heliconias and gingers

you also can arrange for lunch/ tea break blablabla with local and traditional delicasies, just call Alex/aida for arrangement and price.

and dont get shocked when you enter the premise and saw Z3 with ac schnitzer wheels park under the garage! - zary.K

Less is More said...

hi good day ! i was impress to the plants in your post . perfect for my garden with a little spice of my wind spinners and wind chimes what a perfect garden

Stephanie said...

Thanks akmar, melissa, zary, Less is More, thanks for leaving your comments.

I hope that many will be able to find lots of beautiful plants for their garden. Happy gardening :-D

Anonymous said...

What a great garden with splendours species of heliconia, I've been there for two times already, this wednesday i am going to visit again.
The first time visit, i bought many heliconia species for Floria 2010 Putrajaya Competition, Luckily and alhamdullilah, we won the Gold Award,
The second time, i brought 38 students,what amazing place for landscape architecture students
then, this wednesday i will bring 18 administration staff..
so..so many great garden in Malaysia.

Stephanie said...

Hi, here is belated congrats on the Gold Award! Hope your admin staff will enjoy this nursery :-D

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Anonymous said...

..tapi untuk pemgetahuam anda semua !!!! .. kalis nursery ni menjalan kan peniagaan nya dengan memerah tenaga kerja pekerja tanpa permit sudah banyak tahun ... yang peliknya dia berani mangambil projek kerajaan dan mendabik dada tentang senarsi pelangan dia ... sebenarnya harga di tawarkan . terlalu mahal .... ilegal workers and ekpensive prise .. dont belive go ask him... or ask the bkt tingi polis .....oh ye the polis station is very nice too.. planrd wit flower frm his nusery....!!!! pls somebody make right .....the owner of nursery is also not frenly .. u dont buy anything he not layan...!!!!....

Anonymous said...

A very impressive and extensive blog spots for exotic plants. Two thumbs up

Anonymous said...

I am a great fan of heliconnia and ginger plants. I was so very HAPPY to find this blog. In llove with your beautiful well planned nursery with so many exotic plants. Cant wait to visit and get some new addition for my heliconia and ginger collection in my garden. Fantastic

Stephanie said...

That's great! Happy gardening heliconias and gingers :-D

Kenzie Rowan said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this lovely plant nusery in Malaysia. The heliconias are gorgeous. Is there a bus to the place? I would love to visit it and purchase some heliconias and ginger plants. I notice the prices of these plants are not given.

Stephanie said...

Hi, you may want to send this message to the nursery owner or call them directly to inquire about transport and price. Their contact numbers and details are listed at the end of the post. In any case, I hope you will be able to find your way there. Warm regards, Stephanie.

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