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 a little attention, water, and light, your Kalo plant will thrive on your desktop in your home. We put together a few tips for cultivating your 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 background, on your lanai or in a large pot. Your Kalo will continue to expand into her vessel until transplanting or moving into ground. 

02.

FEED YOUR KALO

Kalo loves moist soil, be sure to water it everyday or every other day (depending on what kind of climate you live in). Also, use a high-potassium fertilizer as instructed on the bag, and spray with neem oil when needed. 

03.

PRUNE WHEN NEEDED

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

04.

HARVESTING

Once the kalo has matured, you then harvest the crom by gently lifting from the soil with a gardening shovel. Cut the stems about half way and leave the sucker plants for making huli for later planting.

KAIMUKI SOAP CO.

 

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