SOME UNUSUAL PLANTS FROM MAUI HAWAII
Some pictures taken in Haiku Maui, June 2008.
This is the new growing center of a sago palm. Those little shoots will grow to be about 5 feet long, with sharp spikes along the center rib. Now they are velvety and soft.
These bromeliad plants have huge flower spikes that stand 4 feet tall. The "air plants" are very low maintenance, yet continue to produce these incredible blooms every year.
You all know what this is, and here it is growing in a pot. Yes it's true, you can grow a whole new plant like this from the cut top of your fresh pineapple. It just takes a really long time to grow. They used to grow them commercially in many more parts of Maui than they do now. It's kind of a declining industry, but the fresh fruit market is replacing the canned product, with great success.
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