Description

Using a clear easy-to-read format, Growing Hawaii’s Native Plants contains an extensive, thoroughly researched entry for each of the 1,191 true existing native Hawaiian species. For each entry there is a species description information on provenance, growing methods, germination rates, pest and disease control, and most importantly, directions for out planting.

This book is a one-stop reference work for scientists and nursery owners, conservationists and backyard gardeners alike. Tropical gardeners and conservationists around the world will also find this volume a valuable addition to the comparatively small literature on tropical plant propagation and conservation.

Part One: The Basics of Native Hawaiian Plant Propagation

Seed Preparation

Collecting Seeds
• Fleshy or pulpy fruits
• Dry fruits (seeds)
• Keeping records and labeling

Cleaning Seeds
• Fleshy or pulpy fruits
• Dry fruits (seeds)
• Cleaning seeds manually

Storing Seeds
• Desiccation
• Temperature
• Short-lived seeds

Methods of Propagation

PreTreatment of Seeds
• Pregermination treatments
• Water soaking
• Scarification
• Acid scarification
• No pretreatment

Germination
• Seed potting mixes
• Recommended seed mix
• Containers
• Sowing seeds
• Water regimes
• Seedling care
• Transplanting and media
• Nutrition and fertilizers

Asexual (Clonal) Propagation
• Cuttings
• Air layering
• Grafting

Pteridophyte (Fern) ?Propagation
• Collecting spores
• Starting spores
• Transplanting and media

Greenhouse

Greenhouse Management
• Materials
• Shade
• Irrigation
• Sanitation
• Pest and disease management
• Container production and maintenance

Transplanting and Outplanting

Transplanting and Outplanting
• Location
• Soil preparation
• Site preparation
• Nutrition and fertilizers

Pest Control
• Pest management
• Weed management

Part Two: Native Hawaiian ?Plant Profiles and Propagation Techniques by Family and Genera

Agavaceae
Aizoaceae
Amaranthaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Aquifoliaceae
Araliaceae
Arecaceae
Asteraceae

Begoniaceae
Boraginaceae
Brassicaceae

Campanulaceae
Capparaceae
Caryophyllaceae
Celastraceae
Chenopodiaceae
Convolvulaceae
Cucurbitaceae
Cuscutaceae
Cyperaceae

Droseraceae

Ebenaceae
Elaeocarpaceae
Epacridaceae
Ericaceae
Euphorbiaceae

Fabaceae
Flacourtiaceae

Gentianaceae
Geraniaceae
Gesneriaceae
Goodeniaceae
Gunneraceae