The longer we have lived here in Kauai the more we appreciate the Ti plant. The early Hawaiians used it to make their hula skirts and wrap the "laulau". Laulau actually means "wrapping" or "wrapped package". The local dish is ti leaves wrapped around pork, chicken or fish with chopped taro leaves and steamed to make a tasty morsel. There are many other uses for ti plants in the Hawaiian tradition and are held sacred. We are awed by their beauty, color and what seems to an infinite amount of variations. They light up a hillside year round like nothing else can.
Many of our neighbors have been kind enough to share their ti's with us so we have a lot of different types for you to see. You just stick them in the ground and off they go! So satisfying!