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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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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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Our Obake Anthuriums

Our Obake Anthuriums

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

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It’s time for the Annual Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair!

It’s time for the Annual Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair!

The County Fair is the largest family event on Kauai, August 16 – 19, at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue, “Four Days of Fun, Food, Farming, & Great Entertainment!” If you’re on Kauai, come to the Fair! An event not to miss is the HTFFA’s annual Tropical Flower Arranging Design Show. This year …

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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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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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