Did You Know…?

Monstera deliciosaMonstera deliciosa

Growing on the ground you can see a Swiss Cheese plant. The plant was named for the holes in the leaves. It produces a spathe and spadix, similar in size and color to those produced by the tree philodendron. However, its spathe falls off the plant a couple of days after opening, leaving the green spadix visible, but sheltered beneath the leafy canopy above.

There is a big difference in the make-up of the spadix of Monstera versus the spadix of the tree philodendron. The spadix of Monstera is composed of just two kinds of flowers—male and female—mixed together over the entire length of the spadix. At maturity (about 9 months after blooming) the green corn-cob like “fruits” (spadices) become edible (see the second name of the plant….deliciosa!) when the hexagonal green plates that cover their surface fall off, but only the portion beneath where the plates fall off should be eaten (about 1 inch per day up the spadix).

The plant blooms during the mid to late summer and the fruits ripen about 9 to 12 months later. The juvenile forms of the plant are grown by florists on bark slabs (totems) in pots and are sometimes sold as split-leaved philodendrons, although they are not in the Genus Philodendron.

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Monday May 30th is Memorial Day in the United States…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.

It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is combined with Jefferson Davis’ Birthday in Mississippi.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. 

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Experience Our Arboretum…

arboretum

Across from the Rainbow Walk is the Arboretum. This section is bordered by a twin row of giganticso named for the islands discovered on Captain Cook’s voyages. a driveway lined with majestic Royal Palms and the Hanapueo Stream. It covers several acres and includes large numbers of specimens, especially trees that produce flowers, fruits and nuts. These include abiu, several species of bananas, Brazilian cherries, breadfruit, cashew, cinnamon, citrus, jack fruit, longan, lychee, macadamia, miracle fruit, ohia, palms of many types, papaya, paradise nuts, and sapote to name just a few.

Bird of paradise, bougainvillea, gingers, heliconias, hibiscus, orchids, plumeria and many other plants bloom throughout the arboretum.

Large areas of grass and hand-decorated tables set in amongst the trees allow you to relax and enjoy views of the gardens or the ocean while eating your picnic lunch or just relaxing on the greensward. During the winter, you can watch humpback whales playing in the ocean while you enjoy your picnic.

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Did You Know…?

Philodendron bipinnatifolium

 Philodendron bipinnatifolium

Most Philodendrons are vines that typically climb up trees as they grow, and their name literally means “Tree Lover”. The marks on the trunk resemble eyes; the white part marking the scar where a leaf petiole or stalk was attached to the stem, and the black (iris) part marking the scar where the base of an inflorescence was attached. The inflorescences are those tubular, pointed green structures seen clustered around the shoot tip. If you are lucky, you may see an exposed/open inflorescence, which is composed of two major structures: (1) the outer spathe, which is green on the outside surface and creamy white on the inside surface, and (2) the inner spadix, which is smooth and white on its tip, with its lower portions being hidden by the spathe. It is composed of three kinds of flowers. At its tip are found fertile male/pollen producing flowers. About half-way down the spadix and extending almost to its base are found sterile, pinkish flowers. At the base of the spadix are found the fertile female/pistillate flowers.

However, the spathe opens up again at around 1 AM on day two, and within an hour or so, sheds copious amounts of a heavy, damp pollen that hangs from its tip in strands. However, the female flowers below are no longer receptive of pollen, so the plant cannot pollinate itself successfully. What has to happen is for a pollinator (a beetle in nature, a human otherwise) to take fresh pollen to an inflorescence that is exposed/open on day one of the flowering cycle, when its female flowers are receptive of pollen, and daub it onto the sticky stigmas.

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Let yourself go…

Zip-Isle

Come enjoy Zip Isle Zip Line Adventures at Botanical World on the Hamakua Coast just a few minutes from Hilo. We are open every day of the week, every week of the year for your enjoyment!

With Zip Isle, guests can have a complete Hawaiian Eco Tour Adventure. Combined with the many other features of the World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls that are included in your admission, you get the best of the Big Island experience in one location.

You will experience the thrill of a lifetime but still have time to see the other unique features of the Big Island including views of the volcano, waterfalls, whales (in winter), the rain forest and other nearby wonders that await you.

Before or after you go zipping, you can view beautiful Kamaee Falls and walk through acres of lush tropical gardens. Non-zipping family members can stroll through our Rainforest Trail and watch you zip while they experience the beauty of the tropical landscape. Young and old alike can enjoy strolling through the world’s second largest Herbaceous Maze.

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