Alexandra Palm06 July
The Alexandra palm is a towering feature at HTBG. Growing up to 40 feet with leaves about 6 to 7 feet long, these palm forests can’t be missed. The palm is native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, and naturalized here in Hawaii and parts of Florida. It prefers littoral rain forest and locations that receive heavy rain events. The ability to withstand these conditions allow them to become the dominant species in the area.
As you enter our magnificent Palm Jungle at Hawai’i Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, you will see a naturalized forest of towering Alexandra Palms. These palms were originally planted along the Old Mamalahoa highway, during the sugar cane days, to avoid erosion along the coast. Rooted from those original palms, you see history merging with the modern day as you walk through their cove to the iconic Onomea three-tier waterfall.