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Trip to Hawaii




I recently visited Oahu, Hawaii where many of the plants we grow indoors grow outside.

The climate there is 70′-80’F year round and the humidity varies from rain forest in the mountains to desert on the shores.

As you’d expect the plants are larger and healthier in that climate outside, but there were some other interesting things.

Pothos grows as a ground cover, not a hanging plant out in the wild. Ficus trees are amazing in the wild. They are huge, twisted, gnarly trees with roots dropping down every which way. We saw some that had been accidently bonsia’d by bad landscaping. They look even cooler bonsai’d.

Cordylines shed their bottom leaves even out in the wild, it’s just the way they grow. Sansevieria cylindrical really does grow upright when it is happy.