Pikake Pakalana Twist Lei
$36.00 – $108.00
Two of Hawaii’s favorite fragrant flowers in one beautiful lei. Strands of Pakalana and Pikake are gently twisted into this gorgeous and spectacular scented lei.
Available in these strand-count and combinations:
|Two-Strand||~||1-Strand Pikake & 1-Strand Pakalana|
|Three-Strand||~||2-Strand Pikake & 1-Strand Pakalana|
|Four-Strand||~||2-Strand Pikake & 2-Strand Pakalana|
|Five-Strand||~||3-Strand Pikake & 2-Strand Pakalana|
|Six-Strand||~||3-Strand Pikake & 3-Strand Pakalana|
**Limited availability, substitution may be necessary.
**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. By adding this item, you are accepting this disclaimer.
Additional Product Information
COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Pakalana, Pikake
Hawaiian Name: Pakalana-Pikake
Scientific Name: Telosma Cordata and Jasmine
Fragrant pakalana and pikake flowers are strung lengthwise to create this fragrant twist lei.
Width: 3 inches in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 18 inches from neck when worn (40 inches long before being tied).
Durability: Extremely Perishable.
Instructions: Place in an air-filled bag, keep dry and cool. Should be handled as little as possible.
The pakalana flower is native to India and China, but it thrives in the Hawaiian Islands. The plant is a member of the Asclepiadaceae or Milkweed family with a slender vine and woolly branches. The heart-like shape flower has five, pointed petals, that resemble a heart. About 0.5 inches in length, the blossoms are greenish-yellow in color and are often at times revealing their typical fluffy seeds.
The pikake flower, or Jasmine flower, was introduced to Hawaii in the 19th century. It was Princess Kaiulani’s favorite flower, the sweet smelling Arabian Jasmine, was so named “pikake” (peacock) because she was fond of both the flower and the bird.
|Dimensions||21.0 × 2.5 × 1.0 in|
2-Strand, 3-Strand, 4-Strand, 5-Strand, 6-Strand