Red Micronesian Ginger Lei
Red Hawaiian Torch Ginger petals are used as a dramatic accent in this Micronesian-style Ginger Lei. The intoxicating scent of this beautiful lei will transport you to a tropical paradise. Perfect for your Ku’uipo, or sweetheart.
Substitution may be necessary. Red petals may differ depending on flower availability. Must have 3-day advance notice.
**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: Red Torch Ginger & White Ginger
Hawaiian Name: ‘awapuhi ‘ula‘ula & `awapuhi ke`oke`o
Scientific Name: Alpinia purpurata & Hedychium coronarium
The petals of the Red Hawaiian Torch Ginger flower are used to accent the Micronesian-style Ginger Lei.
Width: 2 inches in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 14 inches from neck when worn (30 inches long before being tied).
Durability: Highly perishable. Must be used immediately.
Instructions: Role carefully into a ball, sprinkle only the stems of the ginger lightly with water and refrigerate. Should be handled as little as possible.
Red ginger was introduced to Hawaii as an ornamental plant around 1928, and is now “naturalized,” meaning that it is reproducing and spreading on its own outside of human cultivation. The “petals” of the red ginger flower are actually bracts, which protect the 1-inch-long white flowers. These petals lay over the white ginger blossoms in the Red Micro Ginger Lei.
Originally from the Himalayas region of Nepal and India, the White Ginger Lily was introduced to Hawaii by early settlers and has since been naturalized. It grows well in the Islands without harm to other species, and is a favorite fragrant flower lei in Hawaii.
|Dimensions||19.0 × 3.0 × 1.0 in|