I recently visited Limahuli Garden & Preserve, a national tropical botanic garden on the North shore of Kaua’i (http://ntbg.org/gardens/limahuli.php). The garden includes restored Taro (lo ‘i kalo) terraces dating back 700 years.
We walked by Kalo ― rain water caught in the leaves. Stepping where a thriving community once worked and lived.
I don’t have the name of this red leaf plant. In this image I took out the background to focus on the shapes and the way the sun lit the edges.
Some plants at this garden exist only there ― no place else in the whole world. The conservation work at Limahuli strives to protect the rare plants and restore the native forest. Mahlo (thank you) to all who are helping to protect this garden and preserve.