Grow Exotic Hawaiian Flowers

Did you know you can grow exotic Hawaiian flowers indoors?

Unlike cut flowers, these tropical bloomers have staying power. And why grow just one? Mix and match these exotic plants for a stunning range of color, texture and even height. Combine a few and you'll enjoy an eye-catching botanical haven in your home.

Need some inspiration? Here to "coax you into bloom" are a few of my favorites.

plumeria, hawaiian flowersBeautiful and fragrant Plumeria flowers in bloom. Image by Candace Thoth

Tropical Flowering Tree

An island favorite, the plumeria tree is magnificent. Its branches are covered with big clusters of wonderfully fragrant flowers. Those colorful and captivating blooms are used to make flower leis in Hawaii.

Give your plumeria plenty of warmth, sunlight and humidity and you'll enjoy its blooms all summer and fall. You'll want to give this glorious flowering tree some room to grow, too. Even planted in a pot, you can expect plumeria tree to reach several feet tall. A greenhouse or sunroom may be the ideal spot for it.

anthurium flowers, hawaiian flowersAnthurium flowers in bloom add a tropical flair to any brightly lit room.

Exotic Hawaiian Flowers

Among the best-known exotic Hawaiian flowers is anthurium. Also known as Tail Flower, this exotic beauty features long-lasting red spathes and lush, deep-green foliage.

If you're unable to locate these plants locally, you can order tropical flowers online. Flower delivery for orchid plants, anthurium, hibiscus and other Hawaiian tropical flowers is a fast and easy way to grow your collection.

yellow hibiscus, hawaiian flowers, state flower of hawaiiYellow hibiscus flower in Hawaii. Image by Candace Thoth

State Flower of Hawaii

Not to be missed are the big, ruffled blooms of the hibiscus flower. This shrubby plant bears a succession of flowers throughout summer and fall when given enough sunlight. Scoot the container outdoors to your sun-splashed patio for the most blooms.

You'll see yellow hibiscus all over these tropical islands. This is the state flower of Hawaii.

bird of paradise flower, exotic hawaiian flowerBird of Paradise is one of the most exotic flowering plants you can grow indoors.

Bird of Paradise Flowers

Spectacular orange-and-blue "crests" make Bird of Paradise instantly recognizable. Grow one in your home, and you'll be transported in your imagination to the tropical wonders of the Aloha State.

Plenty of warm sunshine is needed make these exotic Hawaiian flowers bloom. Keep their roots snug in a smallish pot. And be patient... it can take a few years to get the flowers. But, you won't mind. The wait is oh-so worth it.

dendrobium orchid, hawaiian flowersColorful Dendrobiums are popularly used to make flower leis in Hawaii.

Dendrobium Orchids

Surround yourself with the beauty of the islands. Give this gorgeous houseplant a prominent place in your home and it is sure to capture attention from all who visit.

Dendrobiums are among the easiest orchids to grow indoors. They like the same warm temperatures we do and will bloom for weeks in bright light, but not direct sun.

exotic flower, hawaiian flower, guzmaniaGuzmania lingulata growing in a greenhouse. Photo © Vadim Lerner

Tropical Bromeliads

No tropical plant collection is complete without a Bromeliad. Those vibrant, rosette-shaped bracts last for months...then produce offsets, which can be propagated for more plants.

This genus makes up about 2,000 species, among the best known and grown is the Guzmania lingulata.

Among this clan is the pineapple plant (shown below). Pineapples are a major agricultural crop in Hawaii. It's easy to grow your own little plant in a pot and enjoy this exotic bromeliad at home.

exotic houseplantPineapple makes an unusual and exotic houseplant. Photo © Lucapbl
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