The Island is home to a wide variety of plants. They have figured directly into the storyline of Lost on several occasions.



Christian Shephard stands near a tree. ("Walkabout")



Yemi vision

Eko talks to Yemi in the field of Anthuriums. ("The Cost of Living")

Medicinal plants[]

  • Sun created a garden. ("Hearts and Minds")
    • Sun created a plant remedy of crushed eucalyptus leaves to help Shannon overcome an asthma attack. ("Confidence Man")
    • A notable plant in Sun's garden was the Aloe vera. Sun used aloe plants for toothpaste ("Walkabout") and rash treatment. ("Solitary") Eko treated cuts with aloe leaves ("...And Found") and Jack applied them on Juliet's mark. Aloe vera, also known as the medicinal aloe, is a species of succulent plant that probably originated in Northern Africa. Aloe vera grows in arid climates and is widely distributed in Africa and other arid areas. The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine. There have been many scientific studies of the use aloe vera, some of it conflicting. Despite these limitations, there is some preliminary evidence that Aloe vera extracts may be useful in the treatment of diabetes and elevated blood lipids in humans. These positive effects are thought to be due to the presence of compounds such as polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones, and lectins. Also cures falling hair and wounds.("Stranger in a Strange Land")
  • Locke's drug that he used to send Boone into a hallucinogenic state was derived from (unknown) plants. ("Hearts and Minds")


  • In 1977, Juliet prepared a meal using carrots, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, mushrooms, tomatoes, and lettuce. ("LaFleur")


Bamboo is a large, hollow, wooden treelike plant that grows mainly in tropic to sub-tropic areas. It is one of the most abundant types of vegetation used on the Island by many of the Oceanic 815 survivors.

First Raft

The first raft, constructed of bamboo and metal rods.

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