Try easy-care plants like cactus, succulents and bromeliads

  • Visit the community cactus and succulent gardens at the Old Kona Airport State Park. Friends For Fitness coordinator Betty DeRoy invites you to get involved in this volunteer beautification project. Contact her at 329-5519. (Photo courtesy/of Voltaire Moise)

As the days will shortly get longer folks like to brighten up their home with bouquets of colorful cut flowers, but for most kamaaina, living plants are another option. Instead of lasting a few days, many plants like cactus, succulents and bromeliads can last for years. If you like interior or exterior gardening the easy way, then you might consider a group of easy care plants often referred to cast iron plants. They are so tough that even if you don’t think you have a green thumb, you will have success with these tough guys.