Finding Alulas on Kauai

The unique appearance of the alula makes it a sight to see at the Limuhuli Garden on Kauai.  It looks like a small cabbage on top of a very short coconut palm trunk.  This plant was once plentiful on the Na Pali Coast, however, now, it may indeed be extinct in the wild.  National Tropical Botanical Gardens botanists saved some alula seeds and successfully propagated the alula.  Now, one can even buy them at Lowes and Home Depot!