Puakenikeni Lei


The pua kenikeni lei is very fragile and fleeting. The lei is made with freshly picked pua kenikeni. The flower blooms white then gradually changes to yellow then orange then deep orange. Therefore, the color change will happen during shipment, and your pua kenikeni lei will most likely be some shade of orange when you receive it.

**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.  Please select “I Agree” to indicate your acceptance of this disclaimer. 


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Puakenikeni Lei

Additional Product Information


Shape: Natural
Materials Used: Pua kenikeni blossoms
Hawaiian Name: Pua kenikeni
Scientific Name: Fagraea berteroana
Fragrant pua kenikeni are strung lengthwise to create this simple single strand lei.


Width: 1 inch 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.


A native of the South Pacific, these sweet smelling yellow-orange tubular blossoms were highly sought after when introduced to Hawaii in late 1800s. The Pua Kenikeni blossoms sold for 10 cents each. The name translated from Hawaiian literally means “dime flower.”


Additional information

Additional information

Weight0.20 lbs
Dimensions21.0 × 2.5 × 1.0 in
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