Another plant that has made a way into the hearts of Malaysian gardeners is the Lantana spps. Known locally by its unpleasant name of Bunga Tahi Ayam (Chicken Dung Flower), this shrub originally came from South America. Today, Lantana exists in hundreds of varieties and hybrids and adorned many home gardeners.
However, once escaped into the Wild, Lantana can grow as a tall shrub and formed a dense thicker up to 5 meters high in open ground. The shrub can also grow as a scrambling plant under the shade of taller trees. Once they found their way into the open ground they will quickly smother other plants.