Botanical name: Xanthostemon youngii
Common name: Crimson Penda
Photographs taken by Autumn Belle at The Secret Garden of 1-Utama
Have you seen this plant before?
Are you growing this plant?
Here's my findings:
1. In Australia, according to the Australian Govenment's Department of the Environment, Water, Herritage and the Arts website here and here, this plant has been listed as:
Vulnerable under the Nature Conservation Act 1999 (Cwlth)
Rare under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Quensland)
This plant is listed as rare under the Queensland Nature Conservation Regulation 1994 - Schedule 4 Part 2, Page 88 which falls under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, source here.
2. It was planted in Singapore's National Parks under their Living Green scheme. Source here.
3. In Malaysia, I have found two nursery that stocks it.
(a) Wellgrow Horti Trading, link here.
(b) Company Name: Arus Samudera Sdn Bhd
Address: No. 32 A, Persiaran PM/1 Manjung Business Centre, 32040 Seri Manjung, Perak, Malaysia
Contact: Haji Shahruddin Noordin
The link to their picture is
(Note: the earlier link has been removed on 28 Aug 2012 because the url is no longer valid).
Each seedling about 3 ft tall is selling at RM 15.00. According to them, this plant is very easy to grow. I'm sure it will love the sandy soil and warm climate of our country.
It may be rare in one place but then again, I won't be surprised if someone tells me that it is an invasive weed in another part of the world.
My post today is dedicated to Bananazക, from Planet Jupiter of BananazകPeople blog, the first commenter of my previous post on the "Mickey Mouse Plant". I am so glad to discover this blog because my visits there always makes me smile and laugh a lot.