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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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May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

The custom of Leis was introduced to the Hawaiian islands by the voyaging Polynesians. Poet & author, Don Blanding, is credited with founding “Lei Day” in 1927 in Hawaii. In the early 1900′s when visitors to Hawaii came by boat, the lei vendors would set up their lei stands at …

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Best in Show: Our Obake Anthuriums

Best in Show: Our Obake Anthuriums

We are thrilled that our “Madame Pele” Obake Anthurium won Best in Show at this year’s Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair. This beautiful flower takes it’s name from the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. Pele is said to live in the fire pit of Kilauea crater, in one of the most …

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Anthurium Plant Sale and Lei Making Demonstration

Anthurium Plant Sale and Lei Making Demonstration

It’s time for the annual Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair. Along with rides, food and entertainment there will be lots of wonderful plants and flower demonstrations to view. Kalani Tropicals will be participating through the Kauai Anthurium Club and the Hawaii Tropical Flower & Foliage Association (of which we are …

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A Perfect Day for Fun in the Sun and Sand in Hanalei

A Perfect Day for Fun in the Sun and Sand in Hanalei

The Hawaii Sand Castle Art Sculpture Festival is an annual one-day family event held in Kauai where even adults can be a kid again and build a creation in the sand This year the Festival was held at the Black Pot Beach near the Hanalei Pier on August 10th and …

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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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