how to make your hawaiian sunrise bouquet last
Clubs of America | Mar 05, 2014
One of the great bouquets our Flower of the Month Club members receive is a beautiful “Hawaiian Sunrise Bouquet” full of tropical flowers. Since these are not garden-variety flowers for most people, we have some special tips for keeping your bouquet of these exotic flowers fresh.
HAWAIIAN SUNRISE BOUQUET
The spectacular elements of your Hawaiian Sunrise Bouquet will bring beautiful colors and life to your home during these dark winter days!
This month’s bouquet features a collection of vibrant Hawaiian-grown tropical foliage highlighted by exotic flowers brought to Hawaii from several global localities. Planted in the fertile Hawaiian soils, they have flourished over the years. While it is truly a Hawaiian bouquet, there’s no denying the fact that the different components have an international influence! The foliage centers around a sturdy stem of Song of India, whose scientific name is Dracaena Reflexa, a species of dracaena that is native to both Madagascar and Mauritius.
The other piece of really unique foliage is a stem of Phoenix Palm, a genus of 14 species of palm native to the Canary Islands and northern Africa.
The remaining greenery includes hybrids of Ti Leaves whose scientific name is Cordyline Fruitcosa. Native to Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia and Northern Australia, they are not native to New Zealand or Hawaii where they grow abundantly today. Instead, they were brought there by early Polynesian settlers who used the Ti leaves for a variety of things, including food, various articles of clothing, and shelter.
The vibrant flowers in your bouquet consists of unique hybrids of Anthurium Andreanum and Amnicola, both plants having their original roots in the warm soils of Jamaica. Additionally, you’ll see we’ve included two stems of Heliconia, called Tropic Fleur. These stems are native to both Central and South America.
Close your eyes and deeply inhale the scents of this Hawaiian Bouquet. Can you hear the islanders blowing on the conch at sunrise? Enjoy your bouquet, and the islands!