A Polynesian introduced plant, ‘Olena (Curcuma longa) is deciduous, meaning it will grow and bloom during the spring and summer and then die back during fall and winter, only to return during the spring from the rootstock. Also known as Hawaiian tumeric, this plant is highly valued in Hawai’i and other parts of the world for its healing qualities. The rhizomes are used to treat ailments like ear infection or respiratory infection as well as to spice up food. The rich yellow color is also used to color food and dye kapa. In other cultures, this is what’s used to flavor curry. Get your ‘Olena in a 6″ pot for only $7 this July!