Milo Tree Starter Plant – Gallon


Thespesia populnea, commonly known as the portia tree, is a species of flowering plant with beautiful yellow flowers that belongs to the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is highly adapted for sea dispersal and growth in island environments (sand and salt) and therefore, was a main source of bast fibers for the production of cordage and wood for outrigger ships and carving. It is regarded as a canoe plant, deliberately carried and introduced to those islands which were inhabited during oceanic exploration. The wood is popular for woodworking bowls and sculptures in Hawai’i due to the range of colors expressed.

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