Kulu’i -Plant of the mont for June 2023

Kulu’i produces stalks with seed heads following flowering. (Kim & Forest Starr/ special to Wst Hawaii Today)

The soft leaves of the kulu’i have an attractive gray-green color. (Diana Duff/ special to West Hawaii Today)

Native Hawaiian plants have been growing here for thousands of years and are well adapted to the climatic conditions of their island home. Including them in your garden offers an opportunity to grow a plant with connections to Hawaiian culture. Native plants also attract native insects and pollinators. And, they are lovely.