Double White Orchid & Rose
Delicate rosebuds add a gentle fragrance to this double white orchid lei, strung kui poepoe (in a circular pattern).
Substitution of the rosebud color may be necessary.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Orchids & Rose
Hawaiian Name: ‘Okika & Loke
Scientific Name: Dendrobium & Rosaceae
Dendrobium Orchids are strung kui poepoe, or in a circular pattern, accented with rose buds in this Double White Orchid & Rose Lei.
Width: 2.5 inches in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 18 inches from neck when worn (40 inches long before being tied).
Durability: Fairly durable.
Instructions: Sprinkle with water and refrigerate in bag or container.
Dendrobium orchids have been among Hawaii’s most popular plants since they were introduced from the Philippines in 1896. They have since become the single most valuable commercial flower in Hawaii. Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands will notice orchids throughout their vacation – they may receive a fresh orchid lei upon arrival, or enjoy a tropical cocktail with a fresh orchid hanging on the lip of their glass.
Brought to Hawaii in the early 1800s, the rose has been an integral part of lei making in Hawaii ever since, used frequently as accents in both traditional haku leis as well as more contemporary orchid leis. The pink lokelani or cottage rose is the Island of Maui’s official flower – the only non-native plant to be recognized as the official flower of any of the Hawaiian Islands.
|Dimensions||24.0 × 4.0 × 2.5 in|