Updates from the Farm

Happy Thanksgiving! Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i!

Happy Thanksgiving! Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i!

From our family to yours… Hau‘oli Lā Ho‘omaika‘i ia Kākou! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Hawaiian Greetings from Kalani Tropicals

Hawaiian Greetings from Kalani Tropicals

If you would like to include a Hawaiian Greeting in your Gift Card Message… Happy Thanksgiving ~ Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i Happy Hanukkah ~ Hau’oli Hanukaha Happy Holidays ~ Hau’oli Lanui Merry Christmas ~ Mele Kalikimaka Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~ Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou Happy …

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Our Fancy Ti Plant Varieties

Our Fancy Ti Plant Varieties

The original Ti plants (Ki) were brought to the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians as one of their “canoe plants”. The leaves had many uses such as in ceremonies, wrapping food, plates or cups, clothing, medicine, and thatching. Today, Ti leaves are still used in ceremonies, such as in blessings …

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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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Mother Nature’s gift of fragrance and delicate beauty

Mother Nature’s gift of fragrance and delicate beauty

Kahili Gingers are a summertime favorite at Kalani Tropicals: 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 of …

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All About Pendent Heliconia Flowers

All About Pendent Heliconia Flowers

On our Kauai farm, we grow many different varieties of Heliconia flowers. Some of the varieties produce blooms for the flower arrangements we ship and others we grow just to have in our collection. Out of all the Heliconia varieties we grow, none other in the Hawaiian landscape are as …

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