Updates from the Farm

Indonesian Wax Ginger

Indonesian Wax Ginger

Do you think that Beehives look unreal? Well, let us introduce you to Indonesian Wax Ginger… These dark red cone-shaped flowers resemble an upside-down pineapple! Like Beehives, they look like they are made of soft wax or plastic, but in fact they are very hard when you touch them, and …

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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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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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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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