• Hawaii Kai Plant exchange May 8, 2018 4-6 at Kaiser HS parking lot

    The rain affected the number of plants for May, but we do have a few indoor plants as well as beautiful popcorn orchid just beginning to bloom.  We've also added a few selections to the succulent collection, so please come and browse.  Bring a plant and take a plant.  It's a great way to expand your garden collection while helping others do the same.

    (If you don't have plants to trade, don't worry.  Come browse and you can always leave a donation.  We give the money to Kaiser Hish School's PTSA.)

    100 solid purple w

    popcorn orchid w 

     

    Expected:

    airplants
    succulents
    staghorn fern
    kupukupu fern
    african violets
    popcorn orchid
    bromeliad
    purple leaf sweet potato
    oregano
    soursop
    spider plant
    oyster plant
    kupukupu fern
    kalanchoe (red)

  • Prairie Fire

    Specie: Capsicum annuum
    Bears different color fruit, changing from white to purple to orange, to red.  Red Scoville units = 70,000-100,000

    I've seen many different descriptors for this chili, but this is what it looks like.  Peppers go from white to red, while meandering through a rainbow of colors, including orange and purple.  The red peppers are the most mature and spiciest.

     

  • Caladium, Buck

    Also known as Angel Wings or Heart of Jesus, Caladiums enjoy well-drained soil and partial shade.  Many varieties of this ornamental plant exist, with colors ranging from white to green, to deep red.  The Buck variety has a red center surrounded by a deep green border around the leaves.

  • Pele’s Hair / Spanish Moss (Airplant)

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    Also known as Spanish Moss, Green-grey Pele’s Hair is rough, almost vine-like. It absorbs water and nutrients from the air around it.  In Hawaii, it is often used for lei.  It is a succulent, needing only an occasional spray of water for moisture. Best suited for outdoors and filtered sunlight.

     

  • Ti Leaf, Green

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    Ti leaf is used for making leis and for wrapping food in for flavor while cooking.  These ornamental plants come in a variety of shapes and colors.  The ones we received were like these, approximately 2-3 feet long and green throughout.  Sun or partial shade, average water.  These plants are hardy and somewhat drought tolerant.

  • Desert Rose, Pink solid

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    Desert Rose, also known as adenium, is an ornamental with a variety of blooms.  (image color is close to the one brought in as a sample with the starter plant) Native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, daily light watering is recommended.  Adenium is a popular bonsai plant because it is beautiful and can thrive for many years in a container.  The sap is poisonous and precaution should be taken.

  • Garlic, Society Garlic (like chives)

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    This plant is often confused with chives because it looks similar and can be used in the place of it. Originating from South Africa, the plant is often used in Chinese or Malay cooking.  The flavor and scent is reminiscent of garlic and the flavor is more potent than chive.  The lily relative is often used as an ornamental for its flowers and propagates in clumps. Thrives with moist soil.

  • Celosia (Cockscomb)

    Largely an ornamental plant in America, celosia is an annual. Seed production in these species can be very high. One ounce of seed may contain up to 43,000 seeds. Depending upon the location and fertility of the soil, blossoms can last 8–10 weeks.  Plants like full sun and well-drained soil.