In our Kauaʻi collection, we focus on some of the lesser-known plants of our beautiful island, those that were once symbols of Kauaʻi's diverse ecosystem. Both Peʻahi and Ālua are now endangered in the wild but we hope that by showcasing them we can bring awareness to the important and on-going conservation work that is being done to keep them alive for generations to come.
Ālula was historically found on the rocky cliff faces of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Also known as ʻŌlulu, Cabbage-on-a-stick, and Hawaiian Palm, this species of the Bellflower family is now, sadly, known to be extinct in the wild. But due to the hard work of botanists and conservationists, Ālula thrives in cultivation and can be enjoyed by all.