Kalapana

Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by ScotTi, Aug 9, 2014.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Kalapana is a mini type sporting leaves 6 1/2" x 3/4 " in a solid dark purple almost black color. This Cordyline is on the slow side adding only about 2" a year. I grow this one in full sun conditions until early afternoon in the summer. This plant was acquired from a California grower a few years ago. Img_6139.jpg Img_6137.jpg
     
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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Did you know the cozy and quite quaint town of Kalapana on the Big Island was completely covered and erased from the map, courtesy of Madam Pele, about 25 years ago?

    Wikipedia: The area gained notoriety when the 1986 Kīlauea lava flow from the Kūpaʻianahā vent destroyed and partly buried most of the town, as well as Kalapana Gardens and nearby Royal Gardens subdivisions. The lava flow that destroyed Kalapana erupted from the southeast rift zone of Kīlauea. Along with the destruction of Kalapana were those of the nearby town of Kaimū and Kaimū Bay, both of which now lie buried beneath more than 50 feet of lava. The lava flow also created a new coastline.
     
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  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Dean, Interesting history that I did not know. Thanks!
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Nina gave me a "like" on my comments.

    So - Not near ready for "Prime Time" yet, but you can see the town/beach getting covered in the second slide on the home page of a new site I have been working on.
    www.hawaiitopten.com
     

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