Santan-Puti is the Makiling Botanic Gardens (MBG) Plant of the Month (POM) for November 2020. The “Santan-Puti” or scientifically known as Ixora finlaysoniana Wall ex. G.Don belongs to family Rubiaceae.
It is a shrub growing up to 5m high. The entire plant is dried and used as medicine for strength in Thailand and its flower produces an essential oil.
Come, visit and explore MBG soon and see it for yourself!
by: Angela A. Limpiada and Analyn C. Malayba