Endorsed businesses are those who practice and promote making “pono” plant decisions that will benefit the health and well being of Kauai.
Each Pono Landscaper and Pono Nursery has committed to stop the sale of specific invasive plants.
Find the detailed Black List and Phase-Out List with descriptions, invasive impacts, and more in our Pono Endorsement Program Plant Booklet.
The Black List
Comprised of 39 plant species that are actively being controlled by one or multiple agencies on island. Some of the plants on the Black List are candidates for complete eradication from Kauai.
The Phase Out List
Comprised of 15 plant species that are known to be widespread and invasive in various habitats in Hawaii. These plants are known to be both garden and environmental weeds.
For more information about “pono alternatives”, please visit: www.plantpono.org