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Pendent Heliconia “Rostrata Ten Day”

Pendent Heliconia “Rostrata Ten Day”

Pendents are one of the most dramatic flowers in the Heliconia family and our “Rostrata Ten Day” are putting on quite a show this year! The Rostrata plant itself is upright and grows up to 15′ tall. The colorful, waxy flowers hang down from the top of sturdy, large leaf …

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‘Awapuhi Shampoo Gingers

‘Awapuhi Shampoo Gingers

It’s the season for the Shampoo Ginger Family. When the ‘awapuhi-kuahiwi flowers initially appear, they are green, but turn to bright red as they mature. “Chocolate” Shampoo Ginger is another variety that Kalani Tropicals grows, named for it’s chocolaty brown color.  The mature flowers have a pleasant scent and contain …

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Beehives Everywhere!

Beehives Everywhere!

Other members of the Beehive Ginger Ohana have made their debut for this season in Kauai. Every shady spot on our farm has a different Beehive variety poking out from beneath the leaves: Singapore Gold, Early Bloom, Chocolate Ball, Giant Beehive, and Golden Scepter – some of the most unusual …

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Happy Mother’s Day! Hau`oli Lâ Makuahine!

Happy Mother’s Day! Hau`oli Lâ Makuahine!

Sunday, May 14 – Mother’s Day, of course, is a time to celebrate the Mothers in our family. The word for family in the Hawaiian language is “Ohana”. In our ‘Ohanas there may be multiple Moms to celebrate. The Hawaiian ‘Ohana extends to grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, …

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It’s Springtime on Kauai!

It’s Springtime on Kauai!

People are often surprised when we say there are seasons in Hawaii. Over the winter months the days are shorter, it’s a little challenging to find all the flower varieties that go in an arrangement, temperatures are cooler (average 60 degrees at night & 70 degrees in the daytime), and …

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Giant Red Caribaea Tropical Flowers

Giant Red Caribaea Tropical Flowers

Giant Red Caribaeas are one of the most spectacular heliconia flowers we ship. These magnificent blooms are featured in some of the larger, more dramatic gift bouquets such as the Hanalei or Kauai tropical arrangements. One of the largest heliconias in the world, fully mature flowers can measure 14″ – …

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