Updates from the Farm

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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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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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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