Kalo Care

CARING FOR YOUR KALO

The Kalo plant is as resilient as the Hawaiian people — a true icon of sovereignty, sustainability, and food security. Considered to be the world’s oldest cultivated crop, this native plant to Hawai’i is also sacred and has Hawaiian ancestral ties.

 

With water and light, and little attention your Kalo plant will thrive outdoors or indoors. We put together a few tips for cultivating Kalo at home to cover the basics of this amazing crop.

01.

FIND YOUR KALO A HOME

You don’t need much space to grow Kalo; you can grow it in your backyard, on the lanai or in a large pot. Find a comfortable cool spot that has ventilation and receives sunlight (outside or indoors), and your plant will be happy.

02.

FEED YOUR KALO

Kalo loves moist soil, be sure to water it everyday or every other day (depending on what kind of climate it lives in and what type of vessel it is in). Be mindful not to over water. The soil should be damp, not over saturated. If this happens, skip a day of watering.

 

03.

PRUNE WHEN NEEDED

Prune dead or damaged leaves as necessary, cutting them to the bottom of the stem. Pruning will help with the growth and health of the plant.

 

04.

TRANSPLANT

 

Eventually your Kalo will grow out of the vessel you received it in. We recommend transferring it into the ground or into a wider and taller vessel for more room to grow.

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