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Some of my favorite Maui flowers - so many choices!

Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Some of my favorite Maui flowers - so many choices!

I'm having a hard time deciding which flowers to highlight for the May 2023 Challenge, we have so many lovely ones to consider.  I think it comes down to the plumeria flower because of the fragrance, which always reminds me of the islands.  From the first moment when I stepped off that plane (back in the days when you actually descended onto the tarmac) and was greeted by the sweet scent of flowers, I always associate the plumeria smell with Hawai'i.

yellow center plumeria

These soft 5-petal flowers come in such a variety of colors, from pure white to bright yellow and pink, and combinations of all three.  They say the ones with the yellow centers have the best smell and that might be true.

plumeria tree loaded with flowers

We don't have a lot of these trees on our Haiku farm, because they actually prefer the drier hotter side of the island with the sandier soil.  So when we get flowers on our little trees we really appreciate it.  They make great leis as the flowers will hold their shape and scent for hours, even a whole day.

plumeria flowers on Maui

They can be propagated from a simple cutting of a branch, so they are easy to grow.  Learn more about these tropical plants on Wikipedia.

all pink plumerias

Are they really a spring flower?  Yes and no.  Some varieties will flower all year round, but other trees will actually lose their leaves and look barren over the winter, and then come around in the spring, with new leaves and a burst of new blossoms!  They are always a welcome sight, just in time for mother's day and graduation leis.

bright pink spray of plumeria

Oh Oahu you can visit the Little Plumeria Farm where the Little family has been cultivating new varieties for 50 years.

Thanks for reading my Maui blog...

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635


faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

These flowers are simply stunning! I guess the great volcanic soil is the key ingredient??

May 28, 2023 06:47 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my gosh, I wish there was a 'love' button instead of 'like,' Georgie! What a gorgeous flower the plumeria is! I visited the Little Plumeria Farm site and how cool is it that they are a 3-generation, family-owned farm and what a wonderful 'scent' to be around all day long - and congratulations on 50 years too! 

You have added another place that is a must-tour when visiting your beautiful state again. Thank you so much for sharing your stunning photos and wonderful description of the plumeria. I can totally see how that is Hawaii's state flower - it's definitely the flower I think of when I think of Hawaii. 

May 28, 2023 08:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Aloha, Georgie - paradise found!

May 28, 2023 09:33 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.

May 29, 2023 03:17 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow those are all beautiful! I remember the plumeria scent from my trips to Hawaii. Beautiful!

May 29, 2023 05:07 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There is so much beauty in Maui and I am so glad that you share it with us in the Rain!  I love the ones that are extremely fragrant!!!

May 29, 2023 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beautiful blossoms, Georgie. But I can enjoy them only from a distance. The scent of plumeria gives me terrible headaches.

May 29, 2023 05:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Georgie, for sharing your photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 29, 2023 10:26 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Absolutely Gorgeous flowers in Maui!   Thank you for sharing in the May Challenge Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 

May 29, 2023 10:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are all very stunning Maui flowers.  I love plumeria, and enjoy the fragrance when I visit the islands.

May 29, 2023 12:37 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Georgie, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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May 29, 2023 12:38 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks everyone, and a special Mahalo to Myrl Jeffcoat for the feature!

May 29, 2023 03:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Your photos are absolutely beautiful and really capture the floral beauty of Maui. I know I always enjoy seeing the diversity of flowers when we have visited.


May 30, 2023 05:22 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089  What a tropical garden of colors. Oh how beautiful  

May 31, 2023 01:18 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I saw the plumeria on someone elses post and I have the same comment It almost looks artificial. The colors are so bright.

Jun 01, 2023 06:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Georgie.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 02, 2023 06:56 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

How did I miss the gorgeous flowers you shared with us! I can see why its hard for you to decide what flowers to use..you have so many beautiful ones!

Jun 14, 2023 12:31 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Those are some great photos Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 . I have never been to your beautiful State but I know I'd love to visit sometime.

Jun 14, 2023 12:42 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Beautiful flowers and nice information, we were there in March and really enjoyed the local plants and flowers.

Jul 10, 2023 03:21 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - Oh my goodness. To be surrounded by some incredible beauty is truly a gift. I know of no other state flowers that compares to yours. If I were to visit, I would be smiling all the time. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else if I were you. 

Thank you for sharing the beauty of Maui

Aug 01, 2023 06:41 PM