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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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Calathea “Rattlesnake Shakers”

Calathea “Rattlesnake Shakers”

The Official name for these curious flowers is Calathea but we call them “Shakers”. When the flower dries, the seeds inside make a shaking sound. Calathea also have an appearance of the scales on a rattle snake. The serpent-like scales interweave forming a remarkable pattern. The Shaker flowers range from …

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Hawaiian Greetings from Kalani Tropicals

Hawaiian Greetings from Kalani Tropicals

If you would like to include a Hawaiian Greeting in your Gift Card Message, here are a few you can use: 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 …

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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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Learn about Bromeliads

Learn about Bromeliads

One of the most beautiful foliage types we grow in our private collection are Bromeliads. There are 1000′s of species in the Bromeliad family growing throughout North and South America. Some species have become popular as houseplants and others are being used extensively in landscaped gardens in tropical climates. The …

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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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