Pandan   Pandanus amaryllifolius is a tropical plant commonly known simply as pandan leaves and is used widely in South Asian and Southeast Asian cooking as a flavoring.  Leaves tied in a knot give off a jasmine-like scent and add flavor when cooked with rice.  Pandan is also widely used […]

SONG OF INDIA Native to Madagascar and Mauritius, Dracaena Reflexa — Song of India — can have dark green leaves, yellow stripes on the leaves, or off-white stripes. Here in Hawaii, variegated Song of India is a popular landscaping plant for tropical gardens and often finds its way into flower […]

False Heather A shrubby dependable evergreen perennial that grows to 2′ tall and 4′ wide, the False Heather bears small, closely set leaves and tiny rose red flowers. It heaviest bloom period occurs in summer, with some flowers present almost all year. The plant requires part shade to shaded conditions, […]

Britton Shiso From Johnny’s Seeds.  Eye-catching green leaves with red undersides.  Good salad mix item, or use larger leaves as sushi wraps or garnishes.  Grows well in moderate sun/heat for best colors.  Like cilantro, does not appreciate too much heat and will bolt (go to seed).  Pinch back to get […]

Papalo Originally from Johnny’s Seeds.  Large, bluish green leaves with a flavor reminiscent of cilantro and arugula. Popular in Hispanic communities where it is used like cilantro.  Heat and drought-tolerant, prefers to dry out before being re-watered.  Also known as summer cilantro because it thrives in exceptional heat. (Seeds also […]

Jun 29 – Police arrest woman squatting at Kahala home: Cars and cash are found missing. [Star-Advertiser] Jun 28 – Don Quijote group to buy Times Supermarkets chain. The acquisition is scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2017 and will not affect daily store operations. All current employees are […]

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