Native Flowers of Singapore

Singapore may be hot and humid, but it is home to beautiful and unique native tropical flowers. Most of these rare species of blooms that thrive in Singapore’s environment are flowering plants. These native flowers make excellent floral arrangements that will last longer in Singapore’s tropical climate. Read on to find out what they are.


Singapore used to be home to more than 200 species of native orchids. Over time, the natural habitats of many of these species of orchids have been replaced by buildings, roads and other infrastructure. Today, it is estimated that about 60 native species can still be found growing in Singapore, mainly in the primary and secondary forests of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Many orchid species like the James Storie Red Orchids were also first cultivated here in Singapore.

Singapore Jewel Orchid

Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is a flowering plant associated with prosperity and thus makes a special gift to family members and colleagues. They can easily thrive indoors with a bit of light and water. Peace Lilies have air-purifying properties and absorb humidity from the air.

Peace Lily Plant in White Pot

Ginger Lily

Ginger Lily has a distinct fragrance that can fill the entire room with a fresh scent. This ornamental plant is stunning in a vase as a single-variety arrangement or in bouquets mixed with other flowers.

Market Style Ginger Lily with James Storie Orchids and Red Roses


Anthurium is a popular choice for native tropical flower bouquets in Singapore. Red anthuriums are particularly common in Singapore’s ‘City in Nature’ and can be seen used in landscaping across the island. The striking hue makes a statement when used in a single-variety arrangement.

Market Style Anthurium

There are many more native flowers of Singapore that you can find just by driving around our city. Hibiscus, Bougainvillaea, Jasmine and Frangipani are the most common flowers that everyone in Singapore will know. Why choose native flowers when you send bouquets and gifts? For one, they are unique flowers with special characteristics, and two, they last longer in our warm climate than imported flowers from cooler countries.

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