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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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The Beehives are back

The Beehives are back

“Early Bloom” Beehive flowers are popping up in the shady areas of our farm. When someone sees a Beehive Ginger for the first time, they always ask: “Is it real?” It seems to be carved from beeswax and their honey-sweet fragrance fills the air. We will be including some of these …

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‘Awapuhi Shampoo Gingers

‘Awapuhi Shampoo Gingers

Now that the winter months are coming to Kauai, with shorter days and cooler temperatures, our beehive flowers have disappeared and will be dormant until springtime. Coming into season are the members of the Shampoo Ginger Family. Although the plant originated in India, it was brought to the Hawaiian Islands …

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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. One of the most unusual tropical …

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Mother Nature’s gift of fragrance and delicate beauty

Mother Nature’s gift of fragrance and delicate beauty

Another summertime favorite at Kalani Tropicals are the Kahili Gingers: Peach, Yellow, and White. These exquisite natives of India are grown for their fragrant clusters of blossoms. Just one flower in a room fills the space with such a wonderful perfume! The Yellow Kahili’s Sanskrit name is “Gandasuli”, meaning ”fragrance …

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Indonesian Wax Ginger

Indonesian Wax Ginger

Do you think that Beehives look unreal? Well, let us introduce you to Indonesian Wax Ginger… These dark red cone-shaped flowers resemble an upside-down pineapple! Like Beehives, they look like they are made of soft wax or plastic, but in fact they are very hard when you touch them, and …

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