Plant of the month for December: Add beauty and grace with ‘ulei

  • Ulei often grows over rocky outcroppings. (Kim and Forest Starr via Diana Duff/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Wild ‘ulei can often be found on seaside trails. (photos by Kim and Forest Starr via Diana Duff/Special to West Hawaii Today)

t’s always a good idea to consider growing native Hawaiian plants in your garden. Occasionally gardeners report difficulty growing them, however. Those who want to grow more natives and are looking for a very adaptable one, consider ‘ulei. This plant has several different growth habits and some other features that make it an excellent choice for any size garden.