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  TROPICAL SANCTUARY  
     
  Tropicana Plants  
  The beauty and tranquillity of Tropicana Golf & Country Resort are perfectly epitomised in the gorgeous tropical flowers and plants scattered around the Resort in abundance.  
     
 

Cordyline Fruticosa


Origin: Southeast Asia
Classified botanically among the Agavaceae, which also include the Agave, Yucca and Dracaena. Cordyline derives its name from the Greek Kordyle, meaning a club, a reference to the large, club–like roots. Fruticosa means shrubby, referring to the fact that the flowers appear from the top of the leaf clusters.
Found at: Children’s playground
 

Stromanthe-Sanguuinea ‘Multicolour’


Origin: Brazil, Honduras, and Costa Rica.
Stromanthe is a member of the Marantacae family. The plant will grow no higher than 40 to 70 cm depending on the pot size, and has several open shoots clustered closely together. It comes in green, red leaf markings and white stripe.
Found at : Main entrance (left and right planter’s box)
   

Pandanus Pygmaeus


Origin: not available
Classified botanically among the Pandanaceae family, this dwarf sized Pandanus species can grow to only about 50 cm, with attractive long narrow leaves brilliantly striped with bright yellow.
Found at: Golfer’s Lounge and Greens 1 Function Room
 

Alocasia Macrorrhiza


Origin: Asia
Alocasia Macrorrhiza also known as “Elephant Ear” is one of the largest among 70 species of Alocasia. The leaves can be 1 or 2 metres long growing out of a thick trunk.
Found at: Registration area (Golf Wing)
   

Ipomoea Tricolour


This is an annual climber with cordate leaves and large, purplish
blue, disk shaped flowers. The cultivar “Heavenly Blue” has
beautiful flowers that are of a dark sky blue.
Found at: Hole 11, West Course
   

Caesalpinia Pulcherrima var. rosea


This unique plant is also known as the “Dwarf Poinciana” or
the “Pride of Barbados”. It has a prickly and glabrous shrub
with delicate bipinnate. The leaves are rather mimosa–like,
surrounding its very gaudy orange–red flowers with crisped,
golden edged petals and red stamens, which are 6 cm in
length.
Found at: Buggy Station, Golf Wing
   

Wedelia Trilobata


Also known as the “Creeping Daisy” this prolifically branching
herb with slender has flexible trailing stems. It is elliptic, fresh
green, notched and lightly lobed. It has 5 to 10 cm long fleshy
leaves and an attractive marigold like flower with golden yellow
florets. This lovely plant would make a cheerful basket plant or
a ground cover.
Found at: Swimming pool area
   

Nerium Oleander


Also known as the “Common Oleander” or “Rose Bay”, this
exclusive looking plant has an evergreen shrub from 2-6 m high
that is often used in tubs. It has willowy branches set with pairs
or whorls of linear-lanceolate. Lovely leathery leaves cover the
beauty of its rosy red to crimson flowers that are in terminal
cymes. Please note that all parts of this plant are poisonous if
eaten.
Found at: Hole 10, Tee Box, West Course
   
Zephyranthes Grandiflora

A pretty “Zephyr–lily” or also known as the “Flower of the wind”. It has flat, linear basal leaves and large, deep rose pink, funnel form flowers. These flowers are 10 cm across, at the end of the hollow stalk. They bloom through spring and summer.

Location: Entrance area – Tropicana Signature Arch


Ixora Super King Red


This is rather a large tropical flowering shrub that freely branches because it is a prolific bloomer. It has oblong lanceolate deep green leaves that measure to 30 cm long and they are slender–pointed. The flowers are 2 cm in measurements and are rosy–red that tend to become tinged crimson, in large striking clusters with age.
Location: Hole number 6 – East 1


Quisqualis Indica (Rangoon Creepers)

This creeper originates from Burma to the Philippines and is widely
known as the “Rangoon Creeper”. It is a tropical clambering shrub
with liana like, vining, woody stems. Its texture is rather soft and is light green in colour. It has pubescent leaves and beautiful, drooping fragrant flowers. When the flowers are in a bud, they are white, however they open to pink and crimson-red with beautiful fragrant.
Location: Hole number 7 - East 1


Clerodendrum Xspeciosum


This is a shrubby plant of semi–erect habit with scandent branches. It has dark green glossy leaves and terminal clusters of fl owers that have a pinkish calyx and deep crimson corolla shaded violet. It blooms in summer.
Location: Hole number 6 – East 1

Turnera Ulmifolia

Also known as the “Sage rose” or “West Indian holly”, this pretty, herbaceous shrub with narrow-elliptic leaves boasts unique, pale yellow flowers that bloom from March to November.

Saraca Indica

A burst of yellow flowers grabs your attention as this forest tree from the Leguminosae family showcases a dense, pyramidal shape with narrow, shinning leaflets that can grow up to 20cm in length.

Cassia Fistula

Arguably the most beautiful of the Cassia plants, this is also known as the “Golden Shower Tree” or the “Indian Laburnum” and is native to South Asia. Delicate, pointed leaflets complement the masses of bright, gold flower clusters on this medium to large tree.

Bauhinia Kockiana

A climber plant, the Bauhinia Kockiana produces frequent cluster blooms that vary from orange to yellow in colour, bringing a spark of brightness to even the most pedestrian lamppost or tree it scales.

Mussaenda Erythrophylla

A small to large shrub originating from West Africa, this plant has medium-sized oval leaves and small but velvety, bright red sepals that resembles that of a Poinsettia.

Plumeria (Frangipani)

The Plumeria is a common species in all tropical countries although it originated in South Mexico and the West Indies. The varieties of the Plumeria are many and their silky flowers can range in colour from pale pink to pale yellow.

Heliconia Psittacorum Rhizomatosa

This unique inflorescent plant with rose-pink bracts and red flowers is also known as “sexy prime”

Bougainvillea Glabra

A woody, climbing shrub originating from South America, the Bougainvillea is a common sight here. This bright, flowering shrub hangs gracefully be it from hedges, pots or walls, and can grow to an impressive height of up to 15 metres.

We are pleased to present a selection of beautiful and evocative photographs taken in and around Tropicana Golf & Country Resort for your visual pleasure.