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Originally Posted On: How to Chose the Right Hawaiian Flower for a Gift – With Our Aloha
Flowers are one of the most popular gifts to give as a thank-you, apology, or just to show appreciation.
Keep reading to learn more about choosing the best flower!
How to Choose the Best Hawaiian Flower for a Gift
When it comes to choosing a flower as a gift, there are a variety of factors to keep in mind.
Here’s how to choose the best flowers as a gift:
What Are the Flowers For?
The best Hawaiian flower is going to heavily depend on what it’s being used for.
For example, if you plan on giving someone a lei, you’ll want a flower that’s durable enough to be worn. You may find that an orchid makes an excellent flower for a lei because it keeps its original composure while being strung together. The most popular species of orchid in Hawaii is dendrobium.
If you’re looking for the best flowers for their scent, you may find that the plumeria is the best choice. Plumerias can be found in a few different colors. Whether they will be worn as an accessory or displayed in the home, you can be sure that the delightful smell will be enjoyed by the gift recipient! For lei making tuberose is also a fragrant option. Their aroma is much more full than plumeria.
What Size Are You Looking For?
If you’re giving the flowers as a table centerpiece or as a stand-up decoration, you’ll want to choose the right size.
If you want a larger Hawaiian flower to give as an outdoor decoration, the heliconia would be an excellent choice. Heliconia come in the delicate ryzo type to the tropic fleur that is sometimes confused for a bird of paradise. There are also the exotic pendant heloconia and the large uprights that resemble lobster claws.
What Theme Are You Looking For?
When we think of Hawaiian flowers, we often imagine bright, vibrant colors and designs.
With the variety of colors and shapes that Hawaiian flowers come in, you’ll want to remember which theme you’re looking for. For example, if you’re giving the flower as a decoration, consider the color scheme of the recipient’s home.
If they have a more minimalistic theme with muted colors, you may want a white flower like an orchid or Peace Lily anthurium. If they have a variety of colors and eccentric designs, you can go all out with a anthurium which come in red, green, pink or variegated colors.
Before choosing a blooming orchid as a gift, think about the maintenance that will be required to care for the flower as well. If the gift recipient is busy, consider a low-maintenance orchid like a dendrobium.
Are You Ready to Give a Flowers Gift?
Flowers make a great gift for any occasion.
From birthdays to Mother’s Day, to anniversaries, you truly can’t go wrong with the unique look of a Hawaiian flower.
Think about who you’re giving the flower to as well as what type of gift you want the flower to be used. If you’re ready to choose a flower, start browsing our selection today!