Updates from the Farm

Closed until October 2019

Closed until October 2019

Kalani Tropicals will be closed for Fall farm maintenance and won’t be shipping flowers for a few weeks. Enjoy this amazing “Lilikoi” / “Passionfruit” vine: the stages of life… from flower to fruit! Aloha!  

‘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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Signs of Summer

Signs of Summer

Even though Kauai does not have such distinct seasons as do other places in the world, all the tropical flower varieties have their different seasons to bloom. The long summer days bring more of our brilliant, larger Heliconia varieties into bloom. The Beehives are growing vigorously in size, color, and …

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Happy Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice

Aren’t flowers wonderful? Each one seems to have it’s own personality! We thought we’d share this one with you today on the Summer Solstice. A perfect spiral, Costus Barbatus… sometimes the stem grows nice and straight, so we can include them in our flower arrangements, but others are more playful …

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Beehives Everywhere!

Beehives Everywhere!

Other members of the Beehive Ginger Ohana have made their debut for this season in Kauai. Every shady spot on our farm has a different Beehive variety poking out from beneath the leaves: Singapore Gold, Early Bloom, Chocolate Ball, Giant Beehive, and Golden Scepter – some of the most unusual …

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White Torch Ginger

White Torch Ginger

We had a nice surprise while picking flowers out in the “deep jungle” this morning and noticed the rare White Torch Ginger blooming – it’s beautiful ! Torch Gingers belong to the “Zingiberaceae” family. Gingers are not native to Hawaii, but were imported here from Malaysia. In Asia they are …

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