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Decorative or Useful Plants

Blood Leaf

Iresine (Bloodleaf) Insert Photo 1) Plant History & General Information: Iresine is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Called also by the common name BloodLeaf Scientific Name: Iresine Herbstii Region of Origin: American Tropics General Appearance: Red leaves with bright pink veins 2) Plant Uses: Mostly[…]

Lauhala

History & General Information: 1) Lauhala  a) Scientific Name: Pandanus tectorius b) Region of Origin: Native to the South Pacific c) General History: The Hala tree is of great cultural, health and economic importance in many Pacific Islands. The fruit of the tree is used as a food source in many Pacific[…]

Water Hyacinth

1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Eichhoria crassipes b) Region of Origin: Native to South America but has naturalized much of the Southern U.S. c) General Information: Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial plant that can grow to a height of 3 feet. The dark green leave blades[…]

Walking Iris

1) General Information: a) Scientific Name and Nicknames: Neomarica, Apostle’s Irisor Apostle Plant) b) Region of Origin: Mexico, Central and South America, and Trinidad & Tobago c) Type: Ornamental d) General History: The genus name (Neomarica) is derived from the Greek words neo, meaning “new”, and Marica, the Roman nymph. They are herbaceous perennial plants that propagate by way of a thick rhizome and new plantlets[…]

Variegated Ginger

1) General Information: Location on Property: Toothbrush zone & Back of Jungle Cottage, Garden D , Garden H Scientific Name: Alpinia zerumbet Region of Origin: Native to eastern Asia Type:  Useful & Ornamental  General History: Shell-flower is in the ginger family and is native tropical China, Japan, India, Indo-China, Cambodia, Thailand Vietnam, and Malaysia. It is widely[…]

Royal Palm

1) Royal Palm Tree History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: b) Region of Origin: c) General History: Pending d) Plant Uses:  e) As Food: NA f) As Medicine: 3) Growing Instructions a) Growing: To allow for vigorous root growth, soils should be fertile and loose but not allowed to dry out. Mulch[…]

Queen Emma Lily

1) General Information: a) Scientific Name & Nicknames: Crinum augustum, Giant Spider Lily b) Region of Origin: Native to Africa c) Type: Beautiful d) General History: This cultivar is named for Queen Emma, known for her humanitarian efforts and wife of Kamehameha IV. The leaves are dark maroon and can reach 18 to 36[…]

Plumeria

1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: Frangipanis b) Region of Origin: Native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil but can be grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions. c) General History: It is generally thought that frangipanis (plumerias) are native to South & Central America although some reports claim they[…]

Orchids

Name: Bamboo Orchids & other Orchids Type of Plant: Beautiful/Useful! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: / (The Bamboo Orchid is named for its fast-growing, slender, bamboo-like leaves.) b) Region of Origin: Southern/Southeastern Asia c) General History: The Bamboo Orchid (Arundina graminifolia) is a species of Orchid native to southern[…]

Ohi’a Tree

Name of Plant: Ohi’a Tree Type of Plant: Beautiful/Useful!   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Metrosideros polymorpha; ‘Ōhi’a Lehua  b) Region of Origin: Hawaii, USA c) General History: In Hawaiian mythology, Ohia and Lehua were two lovers separated by the goddess Pele. Pele desired Ohia and when she could not[…]