Updates from the Farm

“Malama pono” – Take good care of yourself!

“Malama pono” – Take good care of yourself!

Due to the global coronavirus concerns and associated shipping delays, we will be closing up our online shop for the next couple weeks. All of us at Kalani Tropicals send our Aloha and best wishes for your well-being to you and your family. ​Meaning of Malama: Referencing an action, a …

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It’s Springtime on Kauai!

It’s Springtime on Kauai!

Hau’oli Kupulau ~ Happy Spring! Robin Williams said: Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s Party!” People are often surprised when we say there are seasons in Hawaii. Over the winter months the days are shorter, it’s a little challenging to find all the flower varieties that go in an …

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The Beehives are back!

The Beehives are back!

“Early Bloom” Beehive flowers are popping up in the shady areas of our farm. When someone sees a Beehive Ginger for the first time, they always ask: “Is it real?” It seems to be carved from beeswax and their honey-sweet fragrance fills the air. We are featuring Beehive Gingers in our …

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Happy Valentines Day! Hau’oli la Aloha! (Happy Day of Love)

Happy Valentines Day! Hau’oli la Aloha! (Happy Day of Love)

Happy Valentines Day! Hau’oli la Aloha! (Happy Day of Love) This year, Valentines Day is on Friday, February 14. *We recommend placing your order early for delivery before Valentine’s Day. You can schedule your order anytime – just fill in your Requested Delivery Date on the Order Form at 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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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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