Hawaii possesses 10 of the world’s 15 types of climate zones. Each of the Hawaiian Islands is fantastically different. Beneath the islands lies powerful tectonic plates which are constantly in motion, still churning molten lava. ‘Big Island’ of Hawaii, now known as Hawaii Island, is directly above the hot spot, the youngest of the Hawaiian chain.

The other islands to the northwest – Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai are older and farther away from the hot spot. Hawaii Island is made up of 5 volcanoes, each born successively. Kohala is the oldest, followed by Hualalai, Mauna Kea (often snow-capped reaching 13,769 ft.), Mauna Loa, and Kilauea (which is the youngest and most active). The land on these islands are very rich and diverse. In this paradise, blooming tropicals of all kinds flourish in its varied climate and altitudes.

We hope you get to know and love Hawaii’s Neotropica products, including cut Anthuriums, cut Orchids, cut Protea, and other cut tropical flowers. Plus there is cut Foliage, potted Orchids, and other potted flowering and foliage plants.



    Hawaii is synonymous with Anthuriums. They are available throughout the year and are sometimes known as the “the Heart of Hawaii”. Anthurium was first introduced into the Hawaiian Islands in 1889 and today there are hundreds of Hawaii-bred varieties in cultivation.
    Care and handling: Anthuriums are known for their long vase life. They can last up to 2 weeks or more. Visit/Shop our Product Gallery >



    Hawaii with its many microclimates have all the optimum conditions to grown many varieties of beautiful orchids. The volcanoes provide altitude variations, which translates to great temperature range. Most Orchid species are epiphytic, meaning that they subsist on moisture in the air rather than to drink water in the soil. The Hawaii Island soil is lava base so it is an ideal porous growing medium for Orchids. Care and handling: Orchid’s vase life is approximately 7 days + from receipt of shipment. Visit/Shop our Product Gallery >



    The genus Protea was named in 173 after the Greek god, Proteus, who could change his form at will. The genus and its many species have naturalized beautifully, thriving in cooler and drier are in “Up Country Maui” on the western slope of Haleakala volcano. Care and handling: Proteas are excellent keepers with expected fresh vase life of 5 to 7 days. They also dry beautifully in the arrangement or can be hung upside down in a dark place for best results.  Visit/Shop our Product Gallery >


    Cut Tropical Flowers

    Hawaii is where all the beautiful tropical flowers of the world come together to find soil conditions, rainfall, temperature, humidity, sunshine, and fresh air to their liking. Optimum growing conditions for Bromeliad, Ginger and Haliconia are found in the rainforest side of the Hawaiian Islands. The distinct groups based on their common names breaks down to its more specific botanical names. Tropicals are a big cut flower commodity in Hawaii. The sheer sizes of some of the varieties make them perfect choice for bold and exquisite party design. Care and handling: Many varieties of tropicals are long lasting with vase life of 7-10 days. These flowers are not ethylene sensitive.  Visit/Shop our Product Gallery >


    Cut Foliage

    Hawaii grows the best selection of tropical foliages than any other single growing area in the world. Hawaiian culture steeps in traditional use of many of the foliages for ceremonial purposes, in their dance (Hula), in their gifting (lei) as well as in food preparation. General size range of single tropical foliage range from a few inches to 5 or 6 feet. You might guess how lush the forest cover may grow when there’s rainfall in excess of 140” per year. Care and handling: Tropical foliages can be divided into two categories for vase life. First group of foliages are extremely hard with excellent longevity of 7 to 10 days. The second groups of foliages are tender, requiring high humidity and are questionable for use in arid climate. Expected vase life for this group of foliages is 3 to 4 days.  Visit/Shop our Product Gallery >


    Potted Orchid Plants

    The Orchid Family, Orchidaceae, consist of 735+ genera and more than 17,000 species and are the largest group in the Plant Kingdom. Hawaii can only lay claim to a handful of native species, but the imports have certainly flourished in there adopted home. The Orchid Plants from Hawaii are available as seedlings, starter size, blooming pot size and specimen size. Care and handling: Most orchids are evergreen epiphyte (air plants) and are natural tree dweller. Many of the commercials varieties are long-lasting plants, which adapt well to greenhouse growing, interior sunroom growing or can thrive in normal household conditions.  Visit/Shop our Product Gallery >



    Over the years, Hawaii has become the world’s largest botanical garden. Since the Polynesians first reached its shores, untold thousands of plants have arrived from all parts of the world, finding a perfect home in its varied tropical microclimates. In addition to introduced plants, much hybridization has produced innumerable new Hawaiian varieties. Hawaii simply has the ideal climate, fertile soil and abundant rainfall for healthy robust growth of many of the sought after interiorscape plants.  Visit/Shop our Product Gallery >


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