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.
The true native lauaʻe fern of Hawaiʻi, Peʻahi (Microsorum spectrum) is endangered in the wild. The 3-lobed variety is most common, found on Maui, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi. The 5-lobed variety is unique to Kauaʻi.