Sep 14 – Hawaiian Electric (HECO) successfully transported an 80-ton transformer from Kapolei to Kaneohe via Kalanianaole Highway through East Oahu. The large load moved along at a snail’s pace of 15 miles an hour, eventually reaching its Windward goal at around 3pm.  [KHON] Sep 14 – The final stage of […]

Cacao Cacao trees can live for up to 100 years but are considered productive for only around 60. When the tree grows naturally from cocoa tree seeds, it has a long, deep taproot.   Plant begins to bear fruit when height reaches about 4’ tall.  

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 […]

Cosmos Daisy-like flowers of the cosmos plant appear atop tall stems with lacy foliage.  Flowers are popular for indoor use and come in a variety of colors from yellow to purple.  Cutting flowers results in additional blooms.  Plant in well-drained soil and full sun.

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 […]

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