08 June 2012


I posted on this unique Pereskia in the past and I am really glad that I managed to establish this strip of planting. 

I have said this before and I am saying it again that I was ecstatic when I saw it in a Malaysian nursery a few years ago, climbing  at least 4 m up a tree. Without any support structure, this plant seems to be content to grow in the ground and put out lots of small leaves. There is so much potential to popularize this fabulous sprawling shrub.

The Aloysia virgata with extremely fragrant flowers is also a butterfly nectar plant, as evident by the Tawny Coster sipping nectar from the flowers in this series of photos. How endearing!