I don’t have a name for this one, other than the extra large orange flesh papaya a coworker brought back from her house in Molokai. Excellent flavor, sweet — the flavor is almost like a cross between papaya and cantaloupe. Papayas aren’t picky plants. When young, they like water. Once […]
Endemic Hawaii plant that is used to make herbal tea. Plant likes moist soil and partial sun. Hearty, grows from slip.
The Spider Plant is a popular indoor hanging plant needing just windowsill light to flourish. The leaves come in a variety of patterns, from green and yellow to green and white and solid green. For November 2019 we have two varieties, white/green and solid green.
Tulsi, or holy basil, is a medicinal herb used for tea. Considered sacred in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed to be promote longevity. The purple leaf variety is known to have a slightly spicy, peppery flavor.
Giant Ruellia is a hardy plant which will grown in full sun as well as shade. It can be propagated by division, seed or cuttings. Stems are purple-hued and short-lived purple flowers bloom regularly. Makes an excellent border plant or hedge which reaches a height of about 3 feet tall. […]
Both varieties are dwarf basil that produce heavily branched plants with tiny, dark green leaves. The leaves have a good basil aroma and a fine basil flavor. The plants are compact, globe-shaped and reach 7 to 8″ in height at full maturity. Excellent for both open field and pot production, […]
Mexican Mint Marigold has aromatic leaves which are often used as a substitute for French Tarragon. Sweet licorice flavor brightens salads and main dishes. The edible, pretty, golden-yellow flowers bloom all summer. Thrives in warmer climates where French tarragon will not grow. Also known as sweet mace or Mexican tarragon. […]
Malabar spinach is a hardy vine with edible leaves that taste like spinach when cooked. The leaves are high in protein, Vitamin A & C, iron and calcium and low in calories by volume. The plant comes in both red-stemmed and white-stemmed varieties. It will self-seed and needs full sun […]
The kukui nut tree, also known as candlenut, grows to a height of 25 to 75 feet, with wide spreading or pendulous branches. The leaves are pale green, simple, and ovate, or trilobed or rarely five-lobed, with an acute apex, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long. The nut is round, about an inch in diameter […]
The buds are used to make red zinger hibiscus tea and the plant itself is a beautiful for accentuating your garden. Can be used as a shrub for dividing your garden areas. Propagate by cuttings or seed.