Loose Orchids for Hawaiian Decorating

Loose Orchid Blossoms Make Unique Decorations

Planning a party? wedding? luau? If you are looking to add a special touch consider loose orchid blossoms available from Alii Flowers. The orchid of choice is the dendrobium with blooms about a 2 inch bloom. They come in a variety of colors to match your theme and decor. The most popular colors are white, lavender or blush, green and deep purple.

So where do you find these lovely flowers? Orchids grow profusely in Hawaii, especially on the Big Island, sometimes called The Orchid Island. Hawaiian orchids are cultivated on farms and in nurseries. They are used in tropical flower assortments and lei making.

Loose orchid blooms can be used to adorn tables, serving trays and drinks. Each guest’s plate can be garnished with a bloom. Many women enjoy pinning a bloom into their hair. Easy to do with a bobby pin. You can also use your loose orchids to make your own lei. Or string them and hang them as garlands over and around your party.

Ironically many loose orchids in Hawaii are imported from Thailand. There they are cheap to grow for export. Most tourist leis are made from Thai flowers, usually unknown to the wearer. Many companies that send loose orchid blooms to the mainland from Hawaii also use Thai flowers. These are already several days old by the time they arrive and may not survive your event.

If you are on the US mainland consider an authentic Hawaiian orchid grower for your loose orchids and other tropical flowers. Verify with them that they are not sending you cheap Thai imports. Sites with the lowest prices are typically selling imports even if they are based in Hawaii. Most of these will only be in one color which is a reddish purple with white trim called a Red Sonia Dendrobium.

Here’s how to extend the life of your loose orchid blooms:

  • Open the box as soon as it arrives.
  • Remove the loose orchids and mist them lightly with clean lukewarm water.
  • Refrigerate in a closed bag. Don’t freeze them!
  • Take them out and decorate shortly before your event.
  • Leftover flowers can be misted and restored to use again.
  • Hawaiian grown orchids can last a week or more with care. Thai imports will soon become limp and a bit brown around the edges.

An Exquisite Gift Shipped Directly From Paradise

Flowers are always an appreciated gift that can be given romantically, sent to friends or as a message of sympathy. They are appropriate for nearly any occasion, and brighten and freshen every room they are in. When someone is looking for a unique bouquet, it can be difficult to get away from the carnations, daisies and roses that fill most arrangements. These blossoms are beautiful, but not necessarily what every recipient wants.

It is possible to find something a little more exotic, a gift that will stand out from the rest. Hawaiian tropical flowers are available from With Our Aloha in bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages or even in authentic leis. The uses are many, including themed birthday parties, for wedding decorations and as attractive accessories for the bridal party.

The blooms are not cultivated locally in greenhouses to look like Hawaiian flowers or imported in from Thailand and relabeled as Hawaiian, but genuinely from the islands they are sent from. Each flower is grown on local farms on the islands and cut fresh for every order. The arrangements are assembled with natural wild greenery and decorative touches. They are shipped quickly and arrive at their destinations within a couple of days. This means they will be bright, fragrant and fresh when they get there, and for days afterwards.

Bird of Paradise in Bloom - With Our Aloha

There are numerous bouquets to choose from, as well as loose orchids for creating personal displays. Hawaiian gifts are also available as an extra touch. They can be purchased individually, sent with flowers or as themed gift baskets on their own. These contain genuine Hawaiian products like Kona coffee, organic body products and a great collection of essential oils. The ingredients in these products are locally sourced and guaranteed to be of the highest quality.

Everyone can enjoy a gift like this, but especially those with an affinity for the sights and scents of Hawaii. Celebrate an anniversary by reliving a Hawaiian honeymoon, make a child’s birthday party luau a little more authentic or just brighten a dining room table during a long winter with some tropical flowers. Why buy a generic flower basket from an online shop when it is possible to actually send flowers from Hawaii?

It is not always easy to choose the perfect gift for those who has everything. Other times, there is no reason for the gift other than to let someone know they are appreciated. Sometimes, people just want to purchase a little something for themselves. In these instances, and many others, the gift of flowers directly from paradise will be a welcome gift.