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Evidence of the origin of protea plants can be found in 300 million year old fossils that indicate these plants are some of the oldest in the world. Today, it is grown only in select areas including on the island of Maui and on the african continent.

The name protea is derived from the Greek mythological god Proteus who had the power to spontaneously change his shape. Appropriately named, there are over 1500 varieties with 90 of them grom here on the island of Maui.


The unique beauty of your fresh protea will begin its natural drying stage within 10 - 15 days. To promote the best drying results possible, simply let nature take it's course. Though the Maui sun cared for your protea as it bloomed the golden rule for protea care is that it should not be placed in direct sun or kept in a damp place.

Removing dust from your design is easily accomplished by using a hair dryer on a low setting.

Displaying your protea design in a dry shaded area and watch the fresh beautiful colors transform into muted tones to enjoy for years to come.

Tropicals are cultivated in the lush rain forests of the Hawaiian Islands. These spectacular blooms have vibrant rainbow colors and sculptured shapes. Tropicals are native to Polynesia, South America and Asia. These blooms are mostly varieties of Heliconia, Ginger, Anthurium and Orchids. A dramatic and impressive arrangement in a simple vase will last a week or more.

All orders are shipped via Fed Ex Standard Service. Shipping charges are based on zip code destinations. Shipments requiring Priority or Saturday Delivery will be charged an extra $20.00. Address corrections required during shipment will be $10.00 extra. Please contact us before ordering if you need a speedy delivery and are ordering late, or if you need a Monday, next day or A.M. delivery. We cannot guarantee that orders sent out after Wednesday to California or Canada will arrive by Friday or Saturday due to restrictive agricultural and custom policies


Maui Sunset Florals, P. O. Box 1911, Maui, Hawaii 96753 tel (808) 879-9923

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