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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Delima Tani at Lot 49 & 50 Selangor Green Lane - Buying Organic, Herb, Annual flowers and Vege plants

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You can find lots of flowering annuals, herbs and seasonal/festive plants in this nursery. The plants in the hanging pots in the picture above are periwinkle (kemunting cina) and Spanish moss.

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They have many choices of herb plants, also a ready kit for growing pea sprouts. The herb plants I have seen are Thai basil, sweet basil (selasih), mint, coriander (cilantro), thyme, dill, sage, rosemary, stevia, cat whiskers (white and purple flower variety), pegaga, daun kesum (Polygonum minus) aka asam laksa leaves (daun kesum) and even lavender!

The price for herb plants grown in a nice new plastic pot is about RM 9.90 - RM 10.90. This is slightly more expensive as compared to other nurseries along the Selangor Green Lane belt where it costs about RM 6.00 per pot.  They claim that their plants are organically grown from seeds in a covered enclosure.

There are some vegetable plants, such as chili, lettuce, spring onions, chives and pea sprouts. For pea sprouts, you can buy:
a) freshly harvested sprouts - you can buy home to cook or you can eat it raw and fresh
b) seeds
c) growing kit to bring home to germinate.


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Some of the flowering and ornamental plants available are anthurium, cockscomb, balloon flower (platycodon), celosia, cosmos, cleome, espiscia, gazania, gerbera daisies, gloxinia, gomphrena, hibiscus, Tillandsia uenoides (Spanish moss / Old Man's Beard / Pele's hair),  rose begonia, vinca (kemunting cina), zebra plant and zinnia. 

You can also find shrubs, cacti, money plant, pitcher plants, palms, orchids and ferns. 

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Flowering Cosmos Sonata in light and deep pink.

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These lovely flowering plants are called antirrhinum in shades of white, deep pink and light pink.

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This lovely blooming Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) will add instant charm to any garden.

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Verbenas are butterfly nectar plants.

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Zinnia with small flowers.Similar flowers are group together with proper labels giving information on plant name and growing requirements. So many gorgeous choices for the DIY, landscape or even instant garden.

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Yellow Golden Fleece (Dyssodia tenuiloba) and in the background are purple and red petunias and purple perivincle plants.

Besides ornamentals, you can also find other garden products like soil mix, fertilizer, flower pots and other accessories. Some of the services offered are rental of flowers and plants for office and event functions and landscaping.

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If you are travelling along the Jalan Subang-Sg Buloh, this is the landmark to look for.


Delima Tani (M) Sdn Bhd
Lot 49 & 50 Jalan Sg Buloh, 
Sg Buloh, 47000 Selangor.
Fax: +603-6140 4096
Contact: Mr Albert Goh (012-203 4211)
Opening hours
Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Facebook here, Blog here, and Location map here.

Ash of Houris in the Garden blog has gone shopping at this nursery, check out her post here.

40 comments:

  1. Bought cat whiskers, sweet basil and lavender here today. Love the herbs collection. According to one of the workers, plants are grown from seeds and organic in nature. And they are really delicious :)

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    1. Ash, thanks for the feedback! My basil plant purchased a few months ago is still thriving. It has self-seeded .

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    2. Hi, with so many blogs you posted online,I've gone crazy and confused & dont know what to do first.I recently moved in to a new apartment in Bukit Damansara.It's a lovely resort type community & a very quiet place too.I bought some orchids (w/flowers) from Orchid Garden & placed them on the balcony & some are in my bedroom.However, I am wanting to have my own itsy bitsy mini herbs & veggie potted garden.would you mind to give very outstanding advice on where is the best place in KL that I can get(all in 1 shop) good herbs & veggies & orchids & colourful flower plants & good soil & fertilizers & everything else with a reasonable price!.i love everything you mentioned in this specific blog but it is wise to hear your best advice before i slash my pockets into each & every garden shop in kl..please..i highly appreciate it..also,do you happen to know a good nursery or plant garden shop around Lukut/Port Dickson area??..I am always in PD on Friday night till early Monday morning..I saw 2-3 garden/nursery shops, 1 mostly were bonsais..1 is a small plant garden shop with minimal & common plant varieties to choose from, 1 is a small orchid shop where i'd rather buy orchids from orchid garden in KL..but my craziness is to have my own itsy bitsy herb veggie mini garden by the balcony..pls pm me at munchkingrace via twitter or uleahgrace@yahoo.com. Appreciate your help..thanks

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    3. Hi Anonymous, do relax and take it easy. Sg Buloh is a good place to shop for plants, including orchids. The nursery featured in this post has a good variety of herbs, spices and vegetable plants. It takes time to learn from experience how to choose good quality plants. One simple way is to identify by vendor. If you come across a vendor who sells good quality plants and you like the service/advice/variety, out him/her in your Approved Vendor List.

      The link to my directory list of nurseries in Negeri Sembilan is as follows:
      http://mygardendirectory.blogspot.com/2010/07/nurseries-in-negeri-sembilan.html

      Good Luck.

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    4. Aloha!!
      Ms.Belle...thank you so much for your utmost reply.I've read your message many many times & each time I do so, the more I get so excited, the more I am so eager to speed off to Sungai Buloh.
      Since I am just a neophyte in gardening,although I grew up seeing my parents always in the greeneries,it will be wise to set foot first at Delima Tani since they have baby plants.Better that I start from baby plants & watch them grow rather than I start with a soil & seeds.I am afraid getting seeds to grow might cast frustration upon me.
      And I think I've been to one of the garden shop in Mambau,which was mentioned from your past blogs.Also, I kindda thinking of having a blogspot of my own too!.But I might start blogging once I am officially hands on to gardening. I'd like to make it somewhat like a mini garden biography of mine.
      And of course, you shall be my Gardening Pro!!
      Thank you again and hope to hear from you more.
      MunchkinGrace

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    5. MunchkinGrace, I am so happy for you. Starting a blog it time permits, is a good idea because there are many helpful and friendly gardeners here who will encourage your further. Cherish the fun and don't be upset when a plant dies or you fail in some. Remember what Thomas Alva Edison said,

      "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

      I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work"

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    6. Aloha!
      Ms.Belle,I will officially start plants hunting on tomorrow & hitting the road will start at 9am!!..The reason being is that I need to do quite some errands along with getting my itsy bitsy mini herb & veggie garden with orchids & vines & anything that will please my eyes and my honeybear's eyes too..
      And I just cant contain myself with too much excitement.I want my garden all done by Friday, this is to surprise him this weekend.
      I'll take snap shots of my first journey in the world we all so called GARDEN...
      I'll keep you on the loop
      MunchkinGrace

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    7. MunchkinGrace,
      I went there on yesterday (Monday), visited Lot 16,17 (SMM), Lot 43 (Beauty Garden) and Lot 50 (Delima Tani). I found that many flowering plants are missing, e.g. gerbera daisies, vinca, petunia, even grass! The vendors are laughing at me. I guess many has started on the Hari Raya shopping spree here too, haha. I managed to get a leftover Gerbera, stevia, pergaga, some nice pentas in pink, white, red and purple, rose begonia and bougainvillea. Then I saw a some ceramic pots I like and I even bought a Chinese vase at 50% off.

      I've been told that the best time to go shopping is Friday or early Saturday because most of the delivery arrivals are on Thursdays as vendors stock up for the weekend crowd. Although it is more peaceful on weekdays and more crowded on weekends, if you go during the weekends, I'm sure you can feel the excitement and learn from other experienced buyers.

      Lastly, I hope this message gets to you in time. If you are going today, drop by at Delima Tani and also take a look at Lot 61.

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  2. Ms Belle, by self-seeded, it means a new basil plant has grown next to it, right? My rosemary has grown 'afro' and so healthy, thank God. How do I propagate rosemary? I love herbs in small pot.

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    1. Yes, it means new plants are sprouting up without us collecting the seeds and sowing them. Rosemary can be propagated from seeds, also by cuttings and layering. You can google search, "How to propagate rosemary" for more info. By the way, I love your herb recipes!

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  3. Glad you love it! And thanks for the rosemary tips. As always, you are a great help!

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    1. Hehe, Now I am looking forward to make rosemary baked chicken from my home organically grown herbs!

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  4. And guess what?! My sweet basil have self-seeded too! O! What a joy :)

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    1. Ash, I bet your little garden by the window will now have some nice scents from the herbs you are growing. I have shifted my basil plant to the front portion of my garden where I grow my ornamentals. Hopefully they will self-seed there as well.

      How wonderful it is to know that as DIY home gardeners cum bloggers, we can encourage/motivate each other in more ways towards a healthy lifestyle!

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  5. So true Ms Belle especially the lavender! Bursting with fragrance :) The basil seem to be growing stronger and healthier thank God. I might need to repot it into a bigger pot. But I like my herbs in small pots so what do I do? Any ideas? Also when I put the lavender under direct sun now that it is in flowering?

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    1. The lavender is indeed a pleasant surprise as I never expected to be able to grow it here in Malaysia. To have it flowering is divine. I hope you will post your flowering lavender in your blog. Regarding your question about putting lavender under direct sun, it is best to ask the seller. The growing info from the net may not apply to our Malaysian climatic conditions.

      As for the basil, I never repot mine. If you want more leaves, you pinch off the flower stalks and if you want to them to self seed, you let the flower bloom and collect the seeds when they wither off. I want basil to self-seed on the ground in my backyard, so I just placed my pot there. The seedlings can be potted if you like as they transplant well. Besides garnishing and cooking chicken dishes, I also use sweet basil leaves to make soup or just simple stir fry.

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  6. Good thing I checked with you about the lavender before putting it under direct sun because I was skeptical too. Actually I never thought I will be able to grow it too but now that it is flowering, I have to agree with you it is divine.

    I only eat basil raw. Never knew it can be cooked. What do you add when you stir fry or make soup with?
    Flower stalks for basil? Mine is not flowering. Never knew it will grow flowers. Is it fragrant? Thanks again for your invaluable advice. I need to rethink how I would want my basil to propagate. I'm thinking of putting my basil pot in a container ready with soil. That way it can self-seed in it and later transfer the small plant in a pot or let it remain in the container. Just an idea, not sure if it would work.

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  7. Ash, it is indeed so much nicer to be able to enjoy the natural fragrance of lavender, not from a bottle.

    Aha, you eat basil raw as in ulam? I just stir fry it plain like any vegetable i.e. heat up the palm oil, add garlic and ginger and stir fry. Sometimes, I add an egg and scramble it inside the dish. If make soup, add some ikan bilis and shredded chicken meat.

    I think the fragrance of basil comes from the leaves. I think your idea is fine. If you wait until the flowers dry up, you can cut off the dried flower stalks, and shake off the seeds to a container. The seeds are black and very tiny - remember the seeds they use for the Iced Rose Selasih drinks?

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  8. I see...now I know where the 'rose selasih' seeds come from :D All this time drink happily without knowing. I have not seen the flowers yet. Tomorrow I will try to look for it with my magnifying glass!
    Basil is my ulam. Will try your recipe, sounds yummy. I have a friend who eats basil while gardening. As she walk pass the basil she will pluck a few and straight away put into her mouth!

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    1. Ash, you can see the flowers when it appears at the top of the plant. The seeds are really very tiny, can't see even with magnifying glass, but if you shake the dried flowers on a piece of white paper, you can see it. Alternatively, you can go to the wet market/shop and ask for " biji selasih" for making air syrup ros-selasih. The sell these in small packets, then you can see how selasih seeds look like. You can even make your own drink but seller said these seeds cannot be used for germinating, maybe they have cooked/roasted the seeds before that.

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  9. I love the "biji selasih" especially during fasting month when mix with sirap bandung! Fuyyoh! Out of this world laa, more so if ice cream soda is added into it.
    I'm still on the lookout for the basil flowers, none so far.
    How's your lavender? Flowering? You know, I intend to keep my rosemary until the first bloom comes. Will not cut it for cooking.

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    1. Ash, so sorry for the late reply! I love selasih drinks too. I love your concoction of ice-creams soda air sirap bandung ^-^

      My lavender has not flowered yet. I sent it for sunbathing but forgot to bring it back to porch for shelter. It was a casualty during a sudden rainstorm. My rosemary has not flowered yet.

      Our local news has reported the current hot season to last until Sept 2012, so I can look forward to more flowering in garden plants and less diseases.

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    2. Oh no..so sorry to hear about your lavender. Anyway you can go buy another pot. Guess what? I'm sunbathing my lavender too. Hopefully it will adapt to local weather. Spidermites are attacking it also :( Really la this mites!!

      Wow! The hot spell will get rid of pests? Is that true? It will be a blessing in disguise then :)

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    3. Haha, this is "satu rally yang panjang" but I do enjoy this exchange of comments!

      Well, at least the dry weather will deter fungus and those diseases caused by dampness, also less rotting.

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  10. You know Ms Belle, I love to hear your comments and I put them into my blog where appropriate. Thanks for putting up with me :)

    My lavender showed huge improvement under direct sun and its smells intensifies. My living room now has natural fragrance of lavender. Glad I made the move.

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    1. Ash, it's been wonderful knowing you! So good we can exchange notes in gardening. I learnt a lot from you too.

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  11. Same here Ms Belle. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to know you and learnt from you as my garden grows.

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  12. Hi, Miss Autumn, can pls consult me;

    I used to have herbs planted in little pots, but all the plants died when i went bak to my hometown during raya :(

    Can advise how to ensure continuous water supply?

    Thanks a bunch

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    1. Hafizah, you can water the plants well and keep them in a shaded area away from direct sun. You can even place them indoors, kitchen or bright bathroom. Some people place a plastic bag covering the flower pot and some use a recycled plastic bottle to drip the water supply. You can google for images or you-tube.

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  13. i wonder if it is practical to give away small potted plants as gifts to over 500 people at an annual dinner? tq

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    1. I don't see any problems if your boss like the idea.

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  14. Hi belle,
    I am trying to find catnip plant, citronella, ageratum, chamomile flowers, lavender, basil lime, and lemon tree. Any idea where I can find them. Most of it I want to repel mosquitoes. Plus to make an edible garden planting too.

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    1. Michelle, I think you can find some of the plants at Delima Tani. Do call or visit them to enquire.

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    2. Hai Belle,
      Do you know who sell Bunga Raya Berlapis Purple Color & Pink Color or any hybrid Hybiscus. If yes please email me at mama.zafirah@gmail.com
      Thank you.

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    3. Zafirah, you can try going further up to Lot 60 and check with them there. They sell lots of hibiscus hybrids.

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  15. Hi,
    i am interested in growing herbs and kitchen plants like lemon , chilly etc. but i am totally new to this gardening thing. i have no clue where to start , how to select seeds and soil . what will i need to do to grow a plan. can some one please help me . i stay in sri petaling . so where can i go to buy all the required material .

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    1. Dipti, what you need to do now is to take the first step i.e. to visit a nursery nearby. Buy some seeds sold packets from them, or buy young potted plants. Ask the nursery people to recommend you some soil mix and fertilizers, also get tips on how to care for the plants you buy, starting with the very basic like sunlight exposure, watering requirements.

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  16. Hi, any idea how much is a pot of lavender? I'm looking for the type with strong fragrance. I heard it can act as a mosquito repellent too. Not so sure about the name...lavendula angusfolio @ english lavender??

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    1. Gardenerwannabe, please enquire from the nursery owner how much is the cost of the lavender plant. There are lots of information about mosquito repellent plants on the internet. Lavendula angustifolia is indeed one of them, as claimed by the writers.

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  17. I am looking to buy catnip plants for my cats. Do you know where i can buy them? Thanks in advance

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