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Happy Valentines Day! Hau’oli la Aloha! (Happy Day of Love)

Happy Valentines Day! Hau’oli la Aloha! (Happy Day of Love)

Happy Valentines Day! Hau’oli la Aloha! (Happy Day of Love) This year, Valentines Day is on Wednesday, February 14. *We recommend placing your order early for delivery before Valentine’s Day. You can schedule your order anytime – just fill in your Requested Delivery Date on the Order Form at the …

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In the Anthurium Shade House

In the Anthurium Shade House

We have two separate shade houses for our Anthurium plants: one is for our Obake anthuriums and more rare varieties;  the other is for the smaller anthuriums. The shade, light, and structure of our shade houses are designed especially for growing anthuriums. Many of our tropical plants grow in the …

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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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