Pipturus albidus, mamaki
Mamaki is a small understory tree that grows in the wet forest. It likes filtered light and often grows in openings where there is more light. It has a short life span. It usually lives from 5-10 years maximum. It is the food plant for the native butterfly, Kamehameha. The fresh (and dried) leaves are used for making herbal tea.
Approximately 30 seeds.
How to grow:
Plant in well drained soil. Keep soil moist but not soaking. Keep in filtered light at 60-90 degrees fahrenheit.