He’e Berry & Tuberose Twist
A fragrant strand of tuberose is twisted with a colorful he’e berry lei.
Although this lei doesn’t last very long, the experience of having this wonderful scent around your neck will create a lasting memory.
**Extremely perishable. We suggest shipping within Hawaii or West Coast delivery zones only. Mid-US, East Coast, and Canada deliveries are shipped at the buyer’s risk and are not guaranteed. Please select “I Agree” to indicate your acceptance of this disclaimer.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Tuberose & He’e
Hawaiian Name: Kupaloke & He’e
Scientific Name: Polianthes & Schefflera actinophylla
A single strand of tuberose flowers are twisted with a single strand of he’e berry.
Width: 2 inches in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 18 inches from neck when worn (40 inches long before being tied).
Durability: **Extremely Perishable. Limited Shipping Locations.
Instructions: Wrap lei in moist paper towel, place in plastic bag and refrigerate. Ideal temperature 54°F (12°C).
The tuberose is a night-blooming plant thought to be native to Mexico. It has been cultivated in Hawaii for many years now and has become a very popular lei making flower here. Its scent is described as a complex, exotic, sweet floral.
The He’e Berry is used at Christmas time and throughout the year as a long-lasting and colorful lei making material. Unfortunately the shade tree it grows on (schefflera) has become one of the worst weed trees, especially in the moist forest areas of the Islands. The red buds grow in clusters that resemble “arms,” which is the reason they are called “he’e,” the Hawaiian name for octopus.
|Dimensions||20.0 × 3.0 × 1.5 in|