Niu - Cocos Nucifera - Hawaiian Coconut Palm Frond
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Each day provides its own gifts - Marcus Aurelius
"The coconut palm tree is one of the most useful trees on earth . .
This palm is the most useful plant of the tropics. It is said that more uses are made of it than any other tree in the world. Besides drink, food and shade, niu offers the possibilities of housing, thatching, hats, baskets, furniture, mats, cordage, clothing, charcoal, brooms, fans, ornaments, musical instruments, shampoo, containers, implements and oil for fuel, light, ointments, soap and more.
Traditionally, a coconut palm is planted at the birth time of a kama`aina. The tree bears fruit around the seventh birthday, for up to 70-100 years, providing food for a human lifetime. There may be up to 50 fruit a year. A he`e, octopus, was often planted in the bottom of the hole, furnishing fertilizer and giving the plant the idea of roots that spread and grip, and a body that is fat and round. " Learn more about the benefits of the beautiful palm tree at http://www.canoeplants.com/niu.html
Niu - Cocos nucifera
This is a macro photograph of a newly emerging palm frond on one of my keiki palm trees in my garden. The large coconut is originally from the tall beautiful stately palm trees in Kahanu . .
I planted this beauty about two years ago and it is now about 5 feet high.
Niu coconut Na Hulu Manu O Hawaii - the precious things of Hawaii - Kaniu Hooululahui Kahekilinui
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October 27th, 2012
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