Look What I Found Growing On Hawaii’s Big Island! Yep! COTTON! :)

I never expected to see a cotton plant in the wild on Hawaii’s Big Island. And my friend Marsha actually saw it first. We thought it was a mirage for a while but we really did see a cotton plant on Hawaii’s Big Island! I was so excited that I couldn’t take photos quick enough! And of course, I had to ask Marsha to take a photo of me with the cotton plant too! And the photo of a cotton plant with the ocean in the background shows you how beautiful the location was here. If you are on the Big Island anytime and wonder about cotton, you may want to go by Lapakahi State Historical Park and visit the one lonely plant. Its an interesting park, a gorgeous view and my favorite fiber all in one!

And you can learn more about cotton from my Cotton 101 page!

img_6538 img_6540 img_6539 img_0741 img_0739 cotton as a tropical plant

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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12 Responses to Look What I Found Growing On Hawaii’s Big Island! Yep! COTTON! :)

  1. momto8blog February 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    I never saw cotton before! thanks!

  2. Sukhmandir Kaur February 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Looks like it grows cotton balls, though I image the packaged ones we by are not picked from a plant 🙂 It doesn’t appear to be accidental what with the water system.Perhaps cotton will be Hawaii’s new cash crop.

  3. Art of RetroCollage February 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Truly Sea-Island cotton! Who’d a thunk?!? Thanks for sharing this–hope your WW’s one you can cotton onto….

  4. kewkew February 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Oh wow, that is a site I have never seen . Thanks for sharing.

  5. Around the Island February 8, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    Cool. I wonder how it got there…

  6. Susi February 8, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    That’s actually a pretty plant. I always thought cotton plants looked neat. And the view is just perfect. Looks like a nice day!!! 🙂

  7. Paul Dudenhefer February 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Thanks for the pictures, Janice. Any thrips or nematodes out there?

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON February 9, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      You know, on the Big Island I didn’t see many bugs. Guess the breezes kept them at bay. I did however see spider mites on Oahu… they were having fun in those soybeans!


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