Welcome to My Little Garden

Welcome to My Little Garden
Welcome to My Little Garden

About Me

Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

All Types of Vines

Many of my friends and visitors often mistaken this one for mint.
It look exactly like mint but do not have any fragrance, I wished it was mint especially when it look so gloriously healthy. I had too many of greens and decided to call this one a farewell.
Somehow, a single vine managed to find its way in a corner of my garden, just leaving it to survive and see if I have some creative idea of putting all the vines in one basket.
(I'm still searching to find out its name)

This one is called Trailing Watermelon Begonia (Pellionia Repens) not an actual Begonia.
It have a dual colour - when placed in shade, it gives more of the green and in sun, more of the maroon. I'm still keeping this plant, still love the colours compared to all the rest.

I can't remember how I got this, but its certainly a hardy plant.
This one is known as a Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans) or Spironema fragrans.
Also considered as an inch plant (I wonder why)
It's so easy to grow and can take all the neglect and abuse.
You can take the rossette shaped stalks and place them in bathrooms
(where even when there is limited light - they can still survive)

I guess this one is called Green Wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis)
What I like about this one is that the leaves feels like a succulent plant,
when press or bend the leave, it snaps as it contains water.
Very hardy and needed no care actually.
Well, these are all the tradescantia put together.
I guess all the wandering Jews had its time and moved to a different location after wandering in my garden.


  1. how big is your garden James.. you amaze me with so many pics of a different corner each day.. i love the way you have all those plants we found growing randomly just around the corner but never bothering to plant then in our garden.. and then u have names for each one of them// quite learned you are.. impressive :)


As for Anonymous commentors:
Please do write your name and place
(eg: John, UK)
That way, I know who you are and where you're from.

I really appreciate your thoughts and experiences concerning these matters. Thank you.

And please no spamers, products, etc - they will be deleted as the comments are moderated.

If you have any queries that needs immediate attention - seek me out in Facebook, (James David) message me and I will come back to you ASAP.

Blog Archive

Popular Posts