Flowers of Hawaii – Photo Essay

Flowers of Hawaii – Photo Essay

There are so many gorgeous flowers in Hawaii and I loved each and every one of them!

Flowers of Hawaii – Leis

These were the first flowers we saw when we landed in Hawaii. Leis! The lei is a traditional greeting.

Colorful leis, Flowers of Hawaii,

These aren’t given freely anymore. I arranged for our lei greeting from Speedi Shuttle who also took us to the resort.

The Educational Tourist family, flowers of Hawaii, the BIG island

Even the ladies on the restroom signs wear leis!

Restroom sign with woman wearing lei, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Hibiscus

This pretty flower comes in many beautiful colors. The solid yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower.

White hibiscus, Flowers of Hawaii,

Yellow hibiscus with red throat, Flowers of Hawaii,

Double pink hibiscus, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Plumeria

When I see plumeria I think of Hawaii! It has a lovely smell.

Plumeria white with pink throat, Flowers of Hawaii,


White plumeria with yellow throat, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Succulents

This cousin of the cactus loves the gorgeous Hawaiian weather. I loved this one so much I ordered it online to add to our Hawaiian inspired succulent garden. It is called, ‘Kiwi’.

Kiwi succulent with lime green leaves tipped in pink, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Orchids

Orchids come in so many different colors. They are delicate and so detailed. It is if a tiny artist was painting each one with the finest paint brush.

These two purple orchids are growing at the Hilton Waikaloa Village resort in the outdoor lobby. Read about our experience at the lovely resort.

Purple orchid, Flowers of Hawaii,

Purple and white orchids, Flowers of Hawaii,

These two stunning beauties were growing at the Southernmost Orchid Farm.

White orchids, Flowers of Hawaii,

Yellow orchid with brown throat, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii -Lotus

Lotus flowers floating on a koi pond.

Lotus flower, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Bananas

Before the bananas grow, the banana plant has a very large purple flower. You can see it just under the bunch of bananas.

Purple flower from a banana tree, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Anthurium

Anthurium is another iconic Hawaiian flower though it is usually bright red. I just loved this pink version.

Anthurium, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Lamb’s Ear

Lamb’s Ear is a soft plant with a thick leaf. I’ve heard that it was used by the pioneers in Texas, where it also grows, as toilet paper! It clearly is a hardy plant as it is growing here in the middle of lava gravel. Lamb’s ear has a LOT of uses! 

Lamb's ear, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a stunning flower when in bloom. Usually in reds and hot pinks, this gorgeous plant was glorious against the Hawaiian blue sky.

Bougainvillea, Flowers of Hawaii,

Flowers of Hawaii – Unknown pink flower

I’m not sure the name of this stunning beauty, but it was growing like crazy at the outdoor airport in Kona.

Pink flower, Flowers of Hawaii,

Hawaii is a wonderful destination for families! If you are headed to the BIG island of Hawaii you’ll be interested in my review of the Hilton Waikaloa Village Resort and read about fantastic experiences on the big island at the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The Educational Tourist near koi pond, Flowers of Hawaii,

Happy flowery travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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