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 Protea from the island home to Puu'o'o        Photo by John Osprey

 

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Protea and Hawaiian Tropical Flowers are amoung the most beautiful flowers in the world.  Bring a world of exotic flowers into your life; surprise that special someone with an everlasting memory for any occasion.  Hawaiian Kine Flowers brings this exciting world of Protea and other tropical flowers, such as Bird of Paradise, Heliconia, Red Ginger, Orchids, and Anthurium, into your lives.

Images 56 offers the perfect compliment to these exciting flowers with photographs of beautiful flowers as calendars and post cards.  Poster prints of these exotic flowers are also available.

 

Aloha.  Hawaiian Kine Flowers will deliver these magnificent, exotic Protea and tropical flowers directly from Hawaii into your life and the lives of those you love.  Protea are more striking than can ever be shown in photographs.  Even the names given to these wonderous flowers portray their majestic presence: "King",  "Queen",  "Duchess", "Pink Ice", "Mink", and more.  Decorate your surroundings with these extraordinary flowers and have your friends asking endless questions about their splendor and awesome beauty.
 
        Protea don’t die……..they live, they dry, they petrify!!!

Shown here the fabulous King Protea surrounded by a variety of Pincushions, arranged in a basket.

BOTANICAL NAME: All protea are members of the Proteacae family, with only one genus (Protea) technically a true Protea! There are about 61 genera (groups) and 1,000 different species but not all are grown commercially.
Protea add color, texture, and a strong statement to any floral arrangement. They last very well and always look dramatic and impressive.
Protea is the flower of this new millennium with its flamboyant look and long-lasting beauty. They can be enjoyed for many days in a fresh arrangement, and then redone for a dried look. They make a big splash wherever they go. Protea suit any occasion:
  • Corporate Gifts
  • Holiday Gifts – Christmas, New Years, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.
  • Any Occasions – Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Retirements, Funerals.
  • Hotel Lobby  décor and Restaurant décor.
  • Gifts for Yourself.

 

Protea (pronounced PRO-tee-uh not pro-TAY-uh) are named after a mythical Greek Sea God, Proteus, who had the ability to change his physical appearance.  These plants are native to the Southern Hemisphere, primarily South Africa and Australia.. Protea have multiple shapes, colors, textures and sizes. Dating from fossils over 300 years old, Protea come in several species and varieties.

Today in Hawaii, Proteas thrive on the southern slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island and in the cool climate of Haleakala on Maui.

Protea have an impressive keeping ability that helps make them as popular as they’ve become. They endure long after they’ve stopped sipping water in the vase.
 
Each order arrives on your doorstep within days of being cut from any of our many farms here in Hawaii.

Pictured is the "Sir William's Fantasy", our most popular seller, featuring the magnificant Pink and White King Protea, with a Pink Mink, a Mayday and Pincushions of various color, all subject to seasonal availability.

Use the catalogue button to see a selection of bouquets we have designed using many of the gorgeous blossoms available throughout the year.
 
In order to deliver the freshest flowers to you we ship early in the week, preferably no later than Tuesday. We recommend that you place orders on the Thursday or Friday prior to the week you wish your delivery. Flowers are shipped via Fed Ex to insure delivery just 3-4 days after being cut.
 
There is a charge of $15.00 for RUSH orders and $10.00 SATURDAY DELIVERY.
There is also an additional charge for delivery to rural areas which will be calculated by FedEx/UPS, according to the address.  The prices shown for shipment West or East of the Rockies are estimates based on past shipments.  We charge the actual shipping fee charged to us by FedEx/UPS, passing on the discount we receive as members of the Flower Growers & Shippers Association, WE DO NOT PROFIT ON THE SHIPPING. 

We do our best to accommodate whatever you like, while substituting equally striking blossoms as well as other tropical flowers such as Bird of Paradise, Heliconia, and Anthuriums.  All orders include local foliage of a wide variety to assist you in making your own creations.

Pictured here a special request for an arrangement with an all deep pink theme, which we filled with Pink Ice and Safari Sunset, accompanied by a variety of local foliage.
 
Care of Your Protea
          
FRESH CUT STEMS
 
For the longest life and freshest appearance of your cut flowers or floral arrangement, unpack your flowers immediately upon arrival.
  • For loose-cut stems, trim the flower stems one-half inch before placing in fresh water (you will need a good pair of pruning shears as the stems are difficult to cut).  Remove all leaves that will be under water in the vase as these leaves will rot and create bacteria, shortening the life of your flowers. 
  • Rinse your vase with bleach to remove any bacteria which could shorten the life of your flowers.  Add "cut flower food" (obtained from your florist) to your vase water and mix thoroughly. 
  • Change the water (and flower food) and trim the stems every three to four days. The unique beauty of your fresh protea design will typically last 10-14 days.
  • Place the flowers in an area with good air circulation (Protea generate considerable heat); ideal temperature 36-50 degrees.
  • If you happen to notice any leaves change colors, don’t be alarmed.  This is the nature of the plant and in no way takes away from the quality or beauty of the plant.
  • If you feel the need to enhance the visibility of the flower, you can remove leaves as soon as you notice any change in color, however using a commercial floral preservative may give you the control you seek.
  • Once the flowers are completely open, allow them to begin their drying process.
 
FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
When you receive your floral arrangements, moisten the floral oasis if it has dried out. 
  • Check the oasis periodically throughout the life of your arrangement and add moisture as needed.
  • Use water mixed with cut flower food to water your flowers arranged in a floral foam as this will help to prolong the life of your flowers.
 
DRIED PROTEA
  • Properly cared for, protea stay fresh-looking for weeks. Once the Protea are fully opened, discontinue watering (empty water from the vase); for arrangements, pour any remaining water out and let them dry out in the arrangement without watering from that point.  The flowers may become loose as the oasis dries, so exercise care when moving it. 
  • You can also hang them upside down individually or in small bunches to air-dry in a dark, well-ventilated place.  Richer shades of natural colours and well formed shapes result from the least amount of light and dampness during the drying process.
  • In 2-3 weeks, their vibrant colors will have transformed into beautiful, muted tones that last indefinitely!

 GOLDEN RULE OF PROTEA CARE

  • Display in a location away from direct sun and heat to enjoy longest possible life for your protea long stems or arrangements. 
  • Avoid extreme temperatures and damp places, like bathrooms.
  • Protea are THIRSTY flowers, so you need to keep a close watch to make sure they have enough water, especially during the first two to three days.

Care of Your Tropical Flowers

For the longest life and freshest appearance of your cut flowers or floral arrangement, unpack your flowers immediately upon arrival.
 
  • For loose-cut stems, trim the flower stems one-half inch before placing in fresh water (you will need a good pair of pruning shears as these stems, too, are woody and difficult to cut).  Remove all leaves that will be under water in the vase as these leaves will rot and create bacteria, shortening the life of your flowers. 
  • Rinse your vase with bleach to remove any bacteria which could shorten the life of your flowers.  Add "cut flower food" (obtained from your florist) to your vase water and mix thoroughly. 
  • Change the water and preservative mixture and trim the stems every three to four days. The unique beauty of your fresh tropical design will typically last 10-14 days.
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