Buying Herbs @ Sungai Buloh

So what was our mission going to Sungai Buloh? Buying herbs!

A friend recommended a nursery to us that also sell herbs. It didn’t take long to locate the place as the ‘Herbal Garden’ signage is just by the road. We did stopped at a few other nurseries just to have a look-see. But we bought everything including some other plants from this nursery. Easy ma.

This is Stevia @ RM10.00. It’s also called sugar leaf or daun manis in Malay.
A natural sweetener.

Of course my eyes lit up when I saw my favorite Rosemary. πŸ™‚ I bought one for RM8.00. Hopefully my new rosemary will survive. This time I planted them in a pot instead on the ground coz I learn they need proper drainage.

Wild betel leaf (daun kadok/sirih). Ahh saw this at my neighbor’s house. Never knew it was sirih. Kekeke This is Thai basil plant and not wild betel leaf as pointed out by a reader.


Sage @ RM10.50.

Sweet basil. I also bought this for RM10.00.
Wanna know why their sweet basil looks so healthy & fatty? They feed the basil with baja tahi ayam (chicken poop). Hehe eh in processed form la.

Btw, I just found (googling) why those basil I planted previously never survived me. Apparently once basil flowered, it will stop growing and die. To stop that just pinch off the flower and they will continue to grow leaves.

Other herbs available here are thyme, parsely, marjoram, mint (those that I remember). I actually wanted to buy all types of herbs back but I guess it’s better to take it slowly… learn planting rosemary and basil before going for other herbs.

Address (branch):
Sun Beauty Home & Landscaping Trading Sdn Bhd
Lot 43, Kebun Bunga Depan Industri Sungai Buloh,
Batu 16, Sungai Buloh, 47000, Selangor.
H/p: 016-9020 672

Important: Use this address below to find in Google Maps
Beauty Garden
Lot 43, Jalan Subang Sungai Buloh,
Off Kota Damansara,
47000 Sungai Buloh,

The main nursery is at:
No. 1, Kebun Bunga Depan Kawasan Perindustrian Sri Damansara,
Jalan Kepong-Kuala Selangor, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6277 0626

If you know other nursery selling herbs at Sungai Buloh or Klang Valley, kindly share.

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  • Reply foongpc August 25, 2011 at 12:06 am

    How do you eat those Stevia leaves?

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      You can add the fresh Stevia leaves to drinks or dried it and make into powder. Heard that it’s very sweet.

  • Reply Adino August 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Wow I always thought herbs only can be grown in western countries, never knew it can be found here! Gonna check with my wife if she’s interested and we’ll make a trip to get some hehe.

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      I know we can find it here… just that a bit susah to find who sell. But now we know. πŸ™‚ Another place selling herbs is at Cameron Highlands. I hunted for it last time but couldn’t find any. Bought a rosemary at Ikano during CNY time, the seller is from Cameron Highlands but they didn’t give me address only say it’s near to Simpang Pulai.

  • Reply Dawn August 25, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    A lot of folks over here are going for Stevia now instead of Equal or other artificial sweeterners, but stevia darn expensive. Maybe I should get the plant and dry the leaves and grind them myself! I love rosemary herb and sage too. Great on chicken!

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Yeah get the plant and diy better. πŸ™‚
      I must roast chicken with rosemary one day. Haha

  • Reply keeyit August 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I went to the similar herbs farm at seremban before. They said herbs are good for health. Also bought some herbs from them too.

    They also mentioned one recipe is to cook the “bunga kertas” with eggs. hehehe… wanna try?

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      I read somewhere mentioned planting herbs is good because they have good chi. Oh I think I’ve read in your blog about eating bunga kertas if I’m not mistaken. Ya wanna try. Got recipe? Is it delicious? What is it good for? I check the web but no mention of eating bunga kertas.

  • Reply Jaime August 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    so glad I found this site! Been wanting to plant some herbs especially daun kaduk. Looks a bit different on your photo or maybe bcoz it’s a young plant. The Village Grocer in Sunway Giza also sells herbs by the pots (abt RM5-6 per pot) but the ones in Sg Buloh look bigger. Been trying to propagate screwpine leaves but unsuccessful so far. Only managed to grow chilli plants and lemongrass.

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Hi Jaime, glad I can help. πŸ™‚
      My neighbor’s daun kaduk is also about this size. Maybe the one you’re looking for is another species. I bought a potted herb (forgot which one) from Jaya Grocer, Empire Shopping Gallery but it didn’t last long. Yup they are small compared to the ones in Sungai Buloh. Hmm I guess as long as you have screwpine roots it’s easy to propagate. I failed at chili plants. They are always too thin. I give up. Haven’t try planting lemongrass.

  • Reply philters September 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    what a great idea! i’ve never had a herb garden before and now sound about time to experiement πŸ™‚

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 4, 2011 at 12:01 am

      Yeah go and experiment. I’m enjoying it. Haha

  • Reply Pierre September 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Lovely herbs spot. Some of which I am envious to get to know more.

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

      I read in an online article that there’s an old man with very good knowledge of herbs in Sungai Buloh. Wish he’s still open for business. His nursery has close down.

  • Reply Shar August 14, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Nice basil, I’m also looking for that variety..Sweet basil is it?..I’ve got one of the Thai variety. I’m looking for oregano? Does that place have those..

  • Reply kevin September 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    You can get it in Taman Paramount, PJ. Opposite of Giants, there is a nursery.

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Hi Kevin, I didn’t know the nursery sell herbs. Thanks for the info. πŸ™‚

  • Reply kevin September 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Bought myself a pot of rosemary, thyme and basil….hope it can grow healthy. They have sage, mint and oregano too.

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      How’s the pricing compared to Sungai Buloh ones (as I listed in this post) ?

  • Reply kevin September 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    the rosemary and thyme are at RM11 and basil is RM8…think slightly higher than in SG Buloh.

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Hmmm if you include petrol $$ to sungai buloh into the calculation, I guess in the end it’s more or less the same. πŸ™‚

  • Reply presa1200 October 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    isn’t it the Wild betel leaf or daun sirih actually Thai basil, selasih or 九层呔? btw how much is the pegaga per pot? thanks

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 31, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Hmm, I don’t think wild betel leaf is Thai basil. Sorry I dunno how much is the pegaga pot.

  • Reply kevin January 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

    aisey, my thyme and basil died…left Rosemary and doesn’t look good too. wonder what went wrong? apparently the thyme and basil were doing great…then suddenly started to dried up and just died.

    I asked the sifu in the nursery, was told cos raining season and if your plant you left it outside, then you are actually drowining them. This is the reason they died.

    Might want to get another basil…

    • Reply Che-Cheh January 27, 2013 at 4:48 am

      Hi Kevin, my thyme also died. No idea why. It dried up just like yours even though I fed it lots of water.

      I have very good luck with basil. Been planting lots of basil plants. Once it started to flower, the basil leaves will usually shrink. So before that I will do cuttings and plant them in a new pot. My basil pots are out in the open.

      My rosemary pot is doing good too but not as great as basil. I’ve tried to propagate it too and have been successful. I have a lavender plant which is doing quite okay but is showing some browning sign.

      So far no luck with thyme, oregano, mint and dill. All dried up. LOL

  • Reply Ira May 19, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Do u know what sage leave is called in Malay? i tried to translate it it become bijaksana @_@

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 19, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Hi Ira, I don’t know the name for Malay but I google for it. One say it’s called Sa’ga. Not sure how true this is.

  • Reply Marcus July 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for sharing info on where to buy herbs πŸ™‚

    They wrongly tagged the Thai basil as wild betel leaf though…

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Welcome πŸ™‚

      Oh really? Thanks!

  • Reply lingfoong September 15, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Do you sale bugga kantan seed?

  • Reply fad December 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Hello my name is Fad.Im from Penang @ KL.Im having hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).My doc recommended sage tea tablets from LA friend and it works.but i dont know where to find this miracle plant since my medication finish 2months ago.Pls email me anyone who knows..p

  • Reply AJ December 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I am looking for Sage too if any ideas pls tell me too really donno how to get it

    • Reply Che-Cheh December 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Hi AJ, I think I’ve seen sage tree in Sungai Buloh but cannot remember which nursery.

    • Reply Winnie lee September 30, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      Can be found in some jaya grocery and cold storage

      • Reply Che-Cheh October 1, 2020 at 10:25 am

        Hi, you can also find sage leaves in Tesco and Village Grocer. If you want to plant it, stuck it into the soil.

  • Reply Usha April 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Hi! Need to know you, do you still sell the Stevia plant. What is the price today and are you still located in the same place. What are you opening & closing hours?. Is it open on weekends & public holidays? Thank you

    • Reply Che-Cheh April 24, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Usha, you can contact the nursery with the phone number provided above.

  • Reply Rhu Yi October 23, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Hi i wish to plant gemema sylvestra known for managing diabetes. Does anyone know where i cud buy this plant? Tq.

  • Reply Andrew December 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Hey the address u provide is wrong. I type in the address and both google and Waze lead me to kepong town. Pls help to correct the shop name and address. Lot 43, jalan subang sungai buloh, sungai buloh selangor. The shop name is : beauty and landscaping without the “sun”.

    • Reply Che-Cheh December 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Andrew, I think the shop name is correct. The one you found in Kepong is their main shop. I’ve however added a new address for those searching in Google Maps. No idea why it’s named as Beauty Garden.

  • Reply Cindy Jaques January 10, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I am interesting in Tumeric leaves. To be used in curries and rendang. I want to buy some and bring it back with me to London. I will need to buy from a supplier that can offer the phytosanitary certificate (or else I cannot get it pass customs). How do I go about searching for such a retailer / garden center that can offer this?

    • Reply Che-Cheh January 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Cindy, I’m not sure about this. You can contact several plant nurseries for more details. I have an idea if you want to grow turmeric without going through customs. I believe you can find turmeric tuber in Asian markets in London right? You can buy and grow it. This is far more easier. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Leewinnie September 30, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      I plant my own turmeric in Australia, just get some turmeric from the asian market and plant it, to me the flower blooms and stay long when it’s dry and full sun

      • Reply Che-Cheh October 1, 2020 at 10:34 am

        Hi Winnie, I haven’t seen a turmeric flower before. Thanks for the tip.

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