Flowers of Hawaii – Photo Essay
Gorgeous Flowers of Hawaii
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.
These aren’t given freely anymore. I arranged for our lei greeting from Speedi Shuttle who also took us to the resort.
Even the ladies on the restroom signs wear leis!
Flowers of Hawaii – Hibiscus
This pretty flower comes in many beautiful colors. The solid yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower.
Flowers of Hawaii – Plumeria
When I see plumeria I think of Hawaii! It has a lovely smell.
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’.
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 paintbrush.
These two stunning beauties were growing at the Southernmost Orchid Farm.
Flowers of Hawaii -Lotus
Lotus flowers floating on a koi pond.
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.
Flowers of Hawaii – Anthurium
Anthurium is another iconic Hawaiian flower though it is usually bright red. I just loved this pink version.
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, like 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!
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.
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.
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.
Happy flowery travels,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist