The Makiling Botanic Gardens (MBG) Plant of the Month (POM) for February 2021 is the “panama rose.” It is scientifically known as Rondeletia leucohylla Kunth. that belongs to family Rubiaceae. Its place of origin is Tropical America.
Panama rose is a shrub that bears bright pink flowers that usually blooms from November to March.
This plant is very timely in celebration of the heart month.
Come, visit and explore MBG soon and see it for yourself!
by: Angela A. Limpiada and Analyn C. Malayba