A radiant akala ‘okika–pink orchid–comes into focus on the island of Hawaii. There are hundreds of species of orchids varying in size, shape, color, and scent. However, they all share at least one common trait–beauty.
Hawaii has diverse climate zones from island to island and especially within each island itself. Many of these climates are ideal for growing and breeding orchids. So much so that orchids have been a healthy export from Hawaii for many years. In fact, the Big Island is sometimes referred to as the “Orchid Isle.”