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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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Pendent Heliconia “Rostrata Ten Day”

Pendent Heliconia “Rostrata Ten Day”

Pendents are one of the most dramatic flowers in the Heliconia family and our “Rostrata Ten Day” are putting on quite a show this year! The Rostrata plant itself is upright and grows up to 15′ tall. The colorful, waxy flowers hang down from the top of sturdy, large leaf …

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It’s Springtime on Kauai!

It’s Springtime on Kauai!

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 arrangement, temperatures are cooler (average 60 degrees at night & 70 degrees in the daytime), and …

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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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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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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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