A young pōkalakala, seen here covered misty rain.

Ka honua nui a Kāne i hōʻinana a ʻahu kīnohinohi

“The great earth animated and adorned by Kāne.”

Kāne was the god of fresh water and life. Source: ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

On April 22, nearly the entire world celebrates Earth Day. It is a day we celebrate and demonstrate our love for this precious planet’s environment. A young pōkalakala, seen here covered misty rain, is a very rare and endemic species to Kaua‘i, only found on four locations in the wild. Mature trees grow to 15 to 30 feet, and despite being the rarest members of its family, they are easily grown and maintained under cultivation due to their hardiness.