Plant of the Month for July 2022: Alula

Sometimes known as “cabbage on a stick,” the native Hawaiian alula is a very unusual species. It is endemic to Kaua’i and Ni’ihau, but currently endangered in the wild. Through authorized propagation from cultivated plants alula is now available throughout the world as an interesting house plant or as curious specimen in a tropical garden. It might be time to include this species in your native Hawaiian plant collection.