Anubias - Not Just for Aquariums!
Anubias is a genus of semi-aquatic plants commonly sold in local aquarium shops for planting up a freshwater aquatic landscape. Of the handful of known species, Anubias barteri and its range of cultivars are most commonly found.
Butterfly Paradise in the Heartland
If you wanted to find a place in Singapore full of colourful butterflies, fluttering jewel-like all around you, where would you think of? Well, you can consider the heartland of Tampines Changkat, next to Block 124, Tampines Street 11, where there lies a garden filled with lovely butterflies.
Introducing the "Green Grass Jelly" Plant
Most Singaporeans are familiar with the grass jelly dessert which is black in colour and made from the plant, Mesona procumbens. This dessert is popular in China and various Asian countries including Singapore.
Keeping Cool, Staying Green Indoors
Most people when they hear the term 'skyrise greenery', they think it literally means 'greenery in the sky'. The concept of skyrise greening involves integrating greenery into the urban landscape and this can be categorised into two main aspects: rooftop greenery (green roofs and roof gardens) and vertical greenery (green walls).
Plants for Shady Gardens
All green plants possess chlorophyll where they harness the energy from the sun to make food, grow and flower. Without sufficient light, they will exhibit symptoms like elongated, weak new growth (etiolation) and a lack of flowers. They also become easily infested with pests or succumb to diseases, and eventually waste away.