Flowers of Hawaii
A Guide to the Flowers of Hawai'i
Orchids from Hawai'i
Hawaii is an orchid growers paradise. Varietals are imported from Asia and selectively bred to adapt to the weather and pathogens common to Hawaii. Despite the selective breeding, there are 25,000 species naturally occuring - making it the largest family in the plant kingdom.
Big Island orchids are planted in shade houses or green houses, and meticulously babied until they are cut and prepared for shipment.
The following is a list of cut orchids which we - Big Island Coffee Roasters - commonly ship throughout the U.S. , along with their estimated lifespan:
Dendrobium: 2-3 weeks; Oncidium: 2-3 weeks; Mokara: 1-2 weeks; Aranda: 1-2 weeks; Lady Slipper" Paphiopedilum: 2 weeks
Anthuriums from Hawai'i
Initially, the colors are the most striking feature of the anthuriums from Hawaii: pink, orange, green, purple, spotted, red, and white. However, after receiving a box of anthuriums you'll notice that longevity stands out from others. Hawaii's anthuriums can last over 4 weeks with minimal care. Now thats getting the most bang for your buck! Due to careful breeding, Hawaiian anthuriums are also safe for people sensitive to scents.
Foliage in Hawaiian Flower Gift Boxes
All shipped flowers from Hawaii come with an assortment of tropical foliage. This list could include any or all of the following:
Lycopodium (tropical club moss), Hala leaf, Ti leaf (red or green), purple fern curl Uluhe ( a.k.a. Staghorn Fern) or bamboo orchid foliage.