Bring a plant, take a plant. It's an informal exchange for gardeners, landscapers and all plant lovers. Every first Tuesday, we host a plant exchange at the Kaiser High School farmer's market. This coming week we expect to start with:

Walking Iris, Cosmos, Rosemary, Mint, Kale, Jalapeno, Pandan, Lipstick Palm, Citrus, Longan, Staghorn Fern, Kupukupu Fern, Twisted Sister: a Mother-in-law's Tongue variety), Aloe, Dracaena (Song of India), Air Plant varieties, Oregano, Garlic Chive, Succulents, Oyster Plant, Zinger Hibiscus, Red Dragonfruit, Alocasia and more.

Any updates will be posted here at List is, of course, subject to change based on what else is donated or exchanged. Come and see what's new.

Our next plant exchange takes place again on the first Tuesday of the month.

March 7, 2017 at Kaiser HS parking lot from 4-7pm

I expect we'll have the following items to begin with:

  • herbal hibiscus (for tea)
  • bush basil
  • dill
  • red geranium
  • dracaena
  • asparagus fern
  • yellow walking iris
  • alocasia
  • mother in law's tongue
  • dragonfruit cuttings for planting
  • mint
  • areca palm
  • oregano
  • garlic chive
  • kupukupu fern
  • pandan
  • pele's hair (spanish moss)
  • agave
  • yomogi (mugwort)
  • papaya
  • a wide variety of ornamental succulents

List is subject to change and most items are of limited quantity.  Come, bring your exchange and enjoy the sharing economy.

It's first Tuesday again and we'll be at the Kaiser High School farmer's market.  Last year, we exchanged dozens of plants and also received donations for the school.  Let's do it again in 2017.  On February 7, we'll have the following plants to start off with, along with whatever you're bringing in for exchange.  There's no fee: it's a community service and barter event.  If you don't have one to give, you're still welcome to take a plant and leave a voluntary donation of your choosing.

  • Pele's hair (airplant, AKA Spanish Moss)
  • Oregano, herb
  • Asparagus Fern, decorative
  • Jalapeno pepper, culinary
  • Habanero pepper, culinary
  • Walking Iris (orange), decorative
  • Mint, herb
  • Garlic chive, herb
  • Asparagus, culinary
  • Pandan, culinary
  • Ti leaf, decorative
  • Song of India, decorative
  • Alocasia, decorative
  • Kupukupu fern, decorative
  • Whole Noni fruit, culinary (use seed for planting)

The farmer's market runs from 4-7pm


Friends of Kaiser High School PTSA runs a farmer's market every Tuesday from 4-7pm in the school parking lot.  The market has piping hot food from Olay's Thai food and true farmer's stand run by Kay and filled with in-season fruits and vegetables. Recently, the market added a local egg producer.

Every first Tuesday, we also run a plant exchange as a community service. I'm bringing my plants to exchange them with you.  You bring yours, take one of mine or someone else's.  Don't have any plants to give?  Bring empty pots so they can be refilled for the next event.  Don't have those either?  Just take a plant and leave a voluntary donation to Kaiser's PTSA.  It's that easy.


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Well, it looks like another great day for the plant exchange.  I just picked up a number of new specimens.  Today we'll have lots of Pele's Hair (Spanish Moss), a few Pink Dragonfruit cuttings, Java chestnut, Pandan and more.  Bring a plant, take a plant, or just leave a voluntary donation to Kaiser High School.

Pink Dragonfruit

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Biannual fruiting season, summer and winter.  This cactus requires minimal care throughout the year.  Edible fruit is easy to peel and attractive to serve.

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Wow, time flies!  It's once again almost time for the monthly plant exchange at Kaiser High School.  Bring a plant, take a plant, or if something catches your fancy and you don't have an exchange, just leave a donation.  Net proceeds go 100% to Friends of Kaiser PTSA, where they use it for teacher supplies, award donations and other academic endeavors. 

This month, we'll be bringing our revolving stock of plants and adding pandan plants, which have finally matured enough to give away.  Pandan is a great culinary plant, used extensively in Malaysian, Indonesian, Filipino and Singaporean cooking.  I mostly use it to flavor rice, adding a few leaves before steaming.  If you're feeling fancy, you can make a nice pot of Nasi Lemak with little ado.

We also have a number of green ti leaf remaining, as well as kupukupu fern and true oregano.

Kaiser High School Parking Lot, 511 Lunalilo Home Road from 4-7pm on October 4.  Hope to see you there.