Now it’s easy to grow native Hawaiian plants in your backyard or include in your landscaping. Here are species that propagate, bloom, and flower in accordance with Hawai‘i’s natural climate and on their own schedules.
Native Hawaiian Plants: How to Grow, Cultivate, and Enjoy 25 Popular Plants has all the knowledge necessary to grow and care for these special plants—few found elsewhere in the world. For each entry, there is a species description, information on provenance, growing methods, germination rates, pest and disease control, and most importantly, directions for outplanting.
Native Hawaiian Plants is a one-stop reference work for backyard gardeners as well as nursery owners and conservationists alike. Tropical gardeners around the world will also find this volume a valuable addition to the comparatively small literature on tropical plant propagation and conservation.
The twenty-five species discussed include ‘A’ali’i, Ae’ae, ‘Ākia, ‘Akoko, Alahe’e, Aloalo, ‘Ālula, Hala, Hō’awa, ‘Ilima, Koa, Ko’oko’olau, Kou, Loulu, Ma’o, Maile, Māmaki, Naio, Nehe, ‘Ōhi’a, Pā’ū o Hi’iaka, Pōhinahina, ‘Uki’uki, ‘Ūlei, and Wiliwili.