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The Remarkable Ti Leaf Plant

Hawaiian Ti Plant

Ti Leaf

Ti (or ki in the Hawaiian pronunciation) is one of the most versatile plants in Hawaii. This plant was brought to Hawaii by early Polynesian settlers who knew of its many uses. The most useful part is the leaf. Ti leaves are a foot or two long and about four inches wide. They have a firm stem or bone that runs through the middle of the leaf.

In Hawaiian culture the ti leaf is associated with the hula and its goddess, Laka. Ti leaves were also used in rituals to invoke the god Lono and to ward away evil. Even today in Hawaii you will see new ventures such as buildings or equipment bless by a kahuna holding ti.

The leaves were also used for clothing. Ti can be fashioned into a skirt for hula or a cape worn on the shoulders. Children are known to create a makeshift sled for going down grassy hills. The leaves naturally shed water when fresh.

The roots of the ti plant are tuberous and can be baked for eating or fermented into a beverage.

The scientific name is Cordyline terminalis or fruticosa. The plant thrives with just a little sun and is a common site both when hiking in Hawaii or in landscaping. The can be grown by rooting the leaves or from the rhizomes in the ground. The plant does produce a flower and small fruit though it is mostly prized for its leaves.

 

How to Make  a Ti Leaf Lei

Hawaiian ti leaf lei double braidedThere are two types of basic ti leaf leis you can make. These are the braided or hilihili style or the maile style. Maile style ti leaf leis are often worn by men in weddings and are less expensive than true maile leis.

To begin you will need enough leaves to make each lei. For braided leis have about six or eight on hand. Have about ten for maile style as you need to join the leaves with inserts. Note that we have ti leaves for sale on our site. To work with the leaves you will need to trim out the spine and freeze them overnight. You might want to have some extra leaves on hand in case of accidental tearing when you work.

You can also add a strand of orchids or tuberose to the maile style lei as well as a few orchid blossoms to the braided style.

Here is a good article on making ti leaf leis as well as a video from YouTube.

How to Make Hawaiian Laulau

Laulau are a savory dish made with meat and seasonings tied or wrapped in ti leaves. The laulau are usually steamed for several hours. Contents are typically fish, pork or chicken lightly salted. Popular fish include ahi or butterfish.

Some on line recipes may call for taro (kalo) leaves from the plant whose roots are used to make poi. But we find ti leaf works just as well.

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makuahine “Mother” Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makuahine “Mother” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

 

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Originally created for Hawaiian Mother’s Day flowers this assortment is great any time of year. It has a large variety of long lasting tropicals including three different colors of anthurium, tall heliconia and exotic safari sunset.

  • Start with three types of leaves. Place two hala leaves in the back center of the foam. Cut a third hala leaf short and add a V-shaped chevron cut as shown. Place the ti leaves around the base gently folding back as shown. Rubber bands can help hold them in place. Extend the large monstera leaf out to the center front.
  • Add the 2 upright heliconia near the center. This is a heavy flower so make sure it is placed firmly.
  • Add the safari sunset near the center at different angles as shown.
  • Use one ginger opposite of the banksia to balance that side. Place the other at the center right. Use the tropic fleur as the tallest flower in the back.
  • Fill the lower areas with red anthurium. Measure before cutting to make sure they are not too short.
  • Finish with the green and pink anthurium again measuring and trying placement before cutting.
This 12 stem assortment includes:2 upright heliconia

  • 2 upright heliconia
  • 2 anthurium, red
  • 2 anthurium, green
  • 2 anthurium, pink
  • 4 safari sunset
  • 6 ti leaves
  • 1 monstera leaf
  • 3 hala leaves

 

 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Lanui “Holiday” Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Lanui “Holiday” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging

 


Bright tropical reds and greens bring aloha to the holidays.  While this is a featured assortment for Christmas it will be beautiful any time of year.

  • Start with the palm leaves – cross them in the center back of the foam as shown.
  • Add the 3 safari sunset near the back of the arrangement. Place the 3 hala leaves as shown with careful bends in two of the leaves.
  • Place 2 banksia protea, one at the back near the center and the other on the right..
  • Use one ginger opposite of the banksia to balance that side. Place the other at the center right. Use the tropic fleur as the tallest flower in the back.
  • Fill the lower areas with red anthurium. Measure before cutting to make sure they are not too short.
  • Finish with the green anthurium.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for December.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 2 red ginger
  • 2 banskia protea
  • 3 safari sunset
  • 2 red anthurium
  • 2 midori anthurium
  • 1 tropic fleur heliconia
  • 2 raphis palm
  • 3 hala leaves

 

 
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    ‘Lanui’ Hawaiian Holiday Flowers Assortment Hawaiian holiday flowers in perfect tropical reds and greens bring Aloha to any celebration.  This Hawaiian flower selection was created for the the Christmas season but it is right for any occasion, celebration, memorial. Or just to send your personal message of ‘Aloha’. Red Maui banskia are a most unusual flower. They […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Pumehana “Warm Hearted” Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Pumehana “Warm Hearted” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging

 


Heartwarming fresh flowers from Hawaii.  This assortment can be arranged both tall and wide with heliconia, birds of paradise and Maui protea.  Note that if birds of paradise are not available we will substitute tropic fleur heliconia instead.

  • Begin with the leaves – bend the ti leaves gently back.  Secure with rubber bands if necessary.
  • Display 2 hala leaves upright.  Cut one hala leaf in 4 smaller pieces.  Make a chevron (v-shaped) cut at the ends of the shorter leaves.
  • and then add the tallest upright heliconia.
  • Surround it with leucodendron Safari Sunset.
  • Cut the pincushion protea stems short and use around the base.
  • Finally add the birds of paradise and tropic fleur heliconia to complete the arrangement.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for November.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 1 Upright Heliconia
  • 3 Safari Sunset
  • 3 Pincushion Protea, yellow
  • 2 Bird of Paradise
  • 6 Ti Leaves
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 
  • Pumehana ‘Warm Hearted’

    Pumehana ‘Warm Hearted’ Hawaiian flowers will warm the heart of anyone. This inviting tropical flowers assortment is made of of heliconia, birds of paradise, Maui pincushion protea and rose ginger.  We add ti leaves and hala to complete your display. Upright heliconia are a bold, bright flower. This tall and weighty Hawaiian flower will anchor this tropical […]

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Hawaiian Flower Arrangement DIY: Akala Hula “Pink Dance” Assortment

tropical flowers pink ginger heliconia

When you order a Hawaiian flower assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a Hawaiian flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Akala Hula “Pink Dance” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Pink is the theme for this Hawaiian flower DIY arrangement.  Akala Hula means ‘pink dance’ and this tropical assortment will liven any room or table.  It is focused with two large flowers.  The king protea provides width and the upright heliconia emphasizes the height of your arrangement.  Fill it out with pink ginger and lacy white orchids.

  •  Arrange the ti leaves as shown.  Use rubber bands to secure the tops to the bases of the leaves
  • Add the upright heliconia and one ginger
  • Add two more ginger
  • Fill in with the orchids
  • Cut the king protea short and use at the base
  • Finish with the Lady Jane anthuriums

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for October.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 1 King Protea
  • 1 “Lobster Claw” Heliconia
  • 3 Ginger, pink
  • 2 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, white
  • 5 Lady Jane Anthurium
  • 6 Ti Leaves
 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Hoaloha “Good Friend” Assortment

Hawaiian friendship flowers

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Hoaloha “Good Friend” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


What better way to express love and friendship than with our Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’ assortment.  A wonderful mix of Hawaiian flower favorites includes heliconia, ginger, anthurium and orchids.  And so easy to create a remarkable display in not time at all.

  • Set the raphis palm in the middle of the foam.
  • Set 3 ti leaves upright about the center of the display.
  • Use the other ti leaves at the base.  Bend them back and secure with rubber bands if needed.
  • Insert the 3 tropic fleur as shown.
  • Alternate the red ginger as shown.
  • Fill in with orchid sprays.
  • Use the anthuriums to balance out.  Cut short if needed.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for September.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 3 Dendorbium Orchid Sprays, mixed colors
  • 2 Anthurium, red
  • 1 Anthurium, green
  • 3 Ginger, red
  • 6 Ti Leaves
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 
  • Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’

    Hoaloha ‘Good Friend’ Flower Assortment A rich mixture of beautiful stems with a bit of everything for the tropical flower lover. Tall red gingers with tropic fleur heliconia join red and green anthuriums. We complete the selection with orchid sprays.  Also included are ti leaves and raphis palm to bring greenery to one of our most varied assortments. Hoaloha […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makana Aloha “Gift From The Heart” Assortment

Heliconia and orchids

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makana Aloha “Gift From The Heart” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Makana Aloha means ‘Gift of Aloha’.  This is a bright, happy arrangement easy to create.  It is a simple mix of tall tropic fleur heliconia and Hawaiian orchids.   This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for August.

  • Bend the ti leaves a show.  Carefully secure with rubber bands.
  • Cut part of the bases of the hala leaves.  Place the longer sections as shown.
  • Cut the tops of the short hala sections into a V-shaped chevron cut and add to the assortment.
  • Place 3 tropic fleur.
  • Cut 3 tropic fleur shorter and place as shown.
  • Fill in with the orchid sprays.  Cut shorter if needed.
This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Tropic Fleur
  • 6 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, mixed colors
  • 3 Hala Leaves
  • 3 Ti Leaves
 
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    Makana Aloha – Gift of Aloha

    Makana Aloha ‘Gift from the Heart’ Makana Aloha is a gift of ‘Aloha’. A simple yet beautiful selection of Hawaiian flowers. We combine tropic fleur heliconia and dendrobium orchid sprays. ‘Makana’ is the Hawaiian word for gift. When you send Hawaiian flowers you are sending your special feeling of Aloha. That can be an expression […]

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Candy Lei Kits

Candy Lei Kits

Hawaiian flower leis are lovely but for keiki (kids) it is more about FUN!  As the school year ends many celebrate children moving to the next grade with a ‘graduation’ of their own.

For a fun, safe and easy party our candy lei kits bring a Hawaiian touch to your event.  Kits come in an assortment of designs and colors. Each kit makes 5 leis. Just use your favorite wrapped candy. Use 20 pieces of candy for each lei.

The kits are made from a printed, strong cello tube. Color ties are included so all your little students have to do is slide the candy inside and tie between each piece. The lei is then tied to close. Simple and fun.

Candy lei kits also make a great birthday party theme.

We have some new designs this year (shown below) and have added them to our web site. In addition to our traditional hibiscus color themes we now have a maile design that resembles the Hawaiian vine worn in graduation ceremonies.

The second new design is the ‘kapa’ or ‘tapa’ design, derived from traditional Hawaiian printing and paper making. And of course we’ve added pineapple, a Hawaiian favorite and favorite of kids as well.

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Ahi “Fire” Assortment

white orchids with red anthurium

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Ahi “Fire” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Ahi is the Hawaiian word for ‘Fire’ and this assortment will dazzle with it’s bright red glow.  Deep red anthurium and ginger are surrounded by wispy white dendrobium orchids.  This assortment is easy to arrange and will light up any room.

  • Place the raphis palm leaf in the center of the foam.
  • Add two ti leaves upright behind the palm.
  • Fold the remaining ti leaves at the base as shown.
  • Add one anthurium in the center and 2 gingers on either side.
  • Fill in with orchid sprays.
  • Fill out with anthuriums.  Some can be cut short to complete the lower part of the arrangement.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for July.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Anthurium, red
  • 4 Dendrobium orchid sprays, white
  • 2 Ginger, red
  • 6 Ti leaves, red
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 

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Hawaiian Flower Arrangement DIY: Po Mahini “Moonlit Night” Assortment

dendrobium orchid sprays from Hawaii

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Po Mahini “Moonlit Night” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Hawaiian orchids capture the tones of a moonlit tropical night.  Simple but elegant, dendrobium orchids with background of greenery make a cool and sparking display.

  • Place the raphis palm in the center of the foam.
  • Fill around with ti leaves.  They can also be folded under if you prefer.
  • Place the purple orchids in the center.  One or two can be cut short and pointed outward.
  • Do the same with the white and lavender orchids.
  • Make sure the arrangement is balanced with no empty spots.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for June.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, white
  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, lavender
  • 4  Dendrobium orchid sprays, purple
  • 5 Ti leaves
  • 1 Raphis Palm
 
  • Po Mahina ‘Moonlit Night’ Orchids

    Po Mahina Moonlit Night Orchids Hawaiian orchids make this assortment simple and elegant.  Fresh dendrobium orchids from the Big Island of Hawaii in bright white, soft lavender and deep purple.  We add green ti leaves to make this assortment radiate like moonlight when displayed. The Big Island of Hawaii is know as the ‘Orchid Isle’. It […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Punahele “The Favorite” Assortment

tropical flowers for Mother's Day

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Punahele “The Favorite” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Punahele means ‘Favorite’ and this is one of our favorites.   Purple arc tulip anthuriums join golden heliconia and pincushion protea.  Red anthurium add a bright dash of color.  Send this to someone special to let them know they are your favorite friend or loved one.

  • Start with the ti leaves across the back as shown.
  • Add one ti leaf at a lower profile in the front.
  • Add the hala leaves.  One or two can be gently bent as shown.
  • Arrange the three tall heliconia.
  • Add one pincushion near the center.
  • Cut two pincushions short and place on either side as shown.
  • Add one purple arc near the back center.
  • Cut the anthurium to different heights to fill more space in the front.
  • Finish with the 2 purple arcs; cut short to fill where needed.

 

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for May.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3  Pincushion Protea, yellow
  • 3  Anthuriuma, red
  • 3  Anthuriums, purple arc
  • 3  Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 4  Ti leaves
  • 3 Hala leaves
 

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Ka Ipo ‘Sweetheart’ Assortment

tropical flowers and protea purple and green

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Ka Ipo “Sweetheart” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 short vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Ka ‘Ipo is Hawaiian for ‘Sweetheart’.  This is a gift your sweetheart will never forget.  Exotic Maui banksia are joined by green anthurium, Hawaiian orchids and purple arc tulip anthurium. Follow our easy Hawaiian tropical arrangement DIY or create one of your own.

  • Start with hala leaves as shown.  Hala can be gently bent or cut in half for more foliage.
  • Add one banksia in the center.
  • Cut the other banksia shorter and place in the center front.
  • Add ti leaves around the base.
  • Add orchids.  Some can be cut shorter for the lower part of the arrangement.
  • Complete with green anthurium cut to fill the center.
  • Banskia foliage can be trimmed to fill out spaces at the end.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for April.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 2 Banksia
  • 3 Anthurium, green
  • 3 Purple Arc Anthurium
  • 4  Dendrobium Orchid Sprays
  • 3 Ti leaves, green
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 
  • Ka ‘Ipo ‘Sweetheart’ Assortment

    Ka ‘Ipo ‘Sweetheart’ Tropical Assortment For your sweetheart or anyone special.  Send stunning green midori anthuriums with rich purple orchid sprays.  Purple arc tulip anthuriums mix with exotic green banksia.  A perfect combination of natural color with greenery for an impressive display. This makes a lovely arrangement for your own home or as a gift. Banksia are […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Sensational Spring Assortment

Hawaiian flowers with protea, heliconia

When you order any tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember the flowers do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Sensational Spring 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 tall vase (you can order the same on pictured below here)
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


This sensational spring assortment features the best flowers of the Hawaiian spring.  King and pincushion protea are enjoying the close of their season over on Maui.  We accent these unusual flowers with tall heliconia and purple tulip anthuriums.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for March.

  • Place the king protea in the center of the vase.  Lower foliage can be harvested for filling in at the end.
  • Add the 2 tall tropic fleur heliconia at the center to add height.
  • Array the psitticorum around the tropic fleur.
  • Add ti leaves around the vase.
  • Fill the lower areas with pincushion protea cut to different heights.
  • Finish with the purple arc anthuriums around the arrangement.
This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 1  King Protea
  • 3  Pincushion Protea
  • 3  Psitticorum Heliconia
  • 3  Small Anthuriums
  • 2  Tropic Fleur Heliconia
  • 6  Ti Leaves, green
 
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    Sensational Spring Assortment

    Sensational Spring Assortment Sensational any time of year these Hawaiian flowers features a large Maui king protea, delicate pincushion protea, tall heliconia and anthurium.  Dark and light green foliage complete your assortment for a stunning gift or decorative display. Any time of year. Arranging these tropical bloomers in any type of vase and they will […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Aloha ‘Love’ Assortment

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Aloha “Love” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


‘Aloha’ has many meanings in the Hawaiian language.  One of the meanings is ‘Love’ and this Hawaiian flower assortment will express your love with bright red anthuriums and delicate white orchids.

  • Place the Song of India stalk in the center of the base
  • Bend and secure 2 ti leaves on either side as shown.  Secure with rubber bands if needed.
  • Add 2 upright ti leaves.
  • Place 3 orchid sprays evenly as shown.
  • Cut 2 anthurium short and place in the front.  Add a long anthurium in front of each upright ti leaf.
  • Fill out with remaining orchids and anthurium.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for February.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 6 Anthurium, red
  • 6 Dendrobium Orchid Sprays, white
  • 4 Ti Leaves, green
  • 1 Song of India Foliage
 
  • Aloha ‘Love’ Tropical Flowers

    Aloha ‘Love’ Hawaiian Flower Assortment ‘Aloha’ means ‘Love’ in Hawaiian and what better way to express that than with this Hawaiian flower assortment. We’ll send heart-shaped red anthuriums laced with white orchid sprays.  Ti leaves and Song of India foliage add green color to this bright Hawaiian flower mix. These tropical flowers are available year round. […]

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Tropical Flower Arrangement DIY: Makamae Assortment

hawaiian flower assortment pincushions and orchids

When you order a tropical assortment from With Our Aloha, remember they do not come pre-arranged. The stems are delicately packed at the source, and rush shipped to your door to ensure you receive the freshest flowers possible. We have provided a tropical flower arrangement DIY that walks you through a “suggested” design below, but the beautiful possibilities are endless.

For this Makamae “Precious” 12 stem assortment idea, you will need:

  • 1 shallow vase
  • 1 block of floral foam
  • garden shears
  • scissors
  • rubber bands are also helpful sometimes

vase floral foam clippers for tropical flower arranging


Makamae means ‘Precious’ in Hawaiian.  This tropical flower assortment will tell someone how precious they are to you.  This is a medium height arrangement using pincushion protea and Big Island orchids. The monstera leaves will add width.

  • Begin with the 3 monstera leaves pointing outward from the base.
  • Add a hala leaf in the center and two pincushions.  One pincushion in the front can be cut shorter.
  • Continue adding pincushions and hala leaves.  A hala leave can be gently bent back for effect.
  • Fill out empty space with the orchid sprays.  Some sprays can be cut lower or in half as needed.

This is our Hawaiian Flowers of the Month selection for January.

This 12 stem assortment includes:

  • 3 Orange Pincushion Protea
  • 3  Yellow Pincushion Protea
  • 2 White Dendrobium Orchids
  • 2 Purple Dendrobium Orchids
  • 2 Lavender Dendrobium Orchids
  • 3 Monstera Leaves
  • 3 Hala Leaves
 

How to arrange Hawaiian flowers January - With Our Aloha

 

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Make Your Own Perfume

Make Your Own Perfume

You can make your own perfume at home using our essential oils and fragrances.

You’ll need a clean glass bottle to mix things in.  A dark glass works best as it protects from light.

To store your finished perfume a smaller bottle.  Again dark glass is better but clear works fine.

Two tablespoons of carrier oil to hold the fragrance.  Oils such as almond oil or jojoba work well.

Four tablespoons of vodka or high proof alcohol.

Two tablespoons of distilled water.  Tap water should not be used.

Essential oils and fragrances – combine up to three for your favorite combination

One coffee filter and a funnel

1.  Add 30 to 40 drops of your favorite oil or combination of oils to your mixing bottle.  Test as you go until you find a mix you like again using multiple oils.

2.  Mix in vodka and the carrier oil.  Shake everything together and then let the closed bottle sit for at least two days.  Some combinations can take 4 to 6 weeks to fully rest.  Do not refrigerate but keep in a cool, dark location.

3.  Open and add the water.  Shake thoroughly.

4.  Line your funnel with the coffee filter and pour into the storage bottles.  This will take some time so go slowly and do not overfill the funnel.

5.  Shake again each time before using.

It can take time to find your favorite combination so experiment freely with small drops of the oils.

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