Kalo is perhaps the most well-known Hawaiian plant and for good reason. Hawaiians believe that their eldest ancestor is the kalo, Hāloa. From this creation story stems the idea that we are so deeply connected to the land. In fact, we refer to ourselves as keiki o ka 'āina (children of the land). All these generations later, kalo is still highly prized and adored by Hawaiians as it continues to provide for us.