Originating in the Philippines, this purple hanging flower known as a Chandelier Tree, is a gorgeous addition to the islands. The trees can be seen outside many homes and in tropical gardens.
Reminding us of fireworks, the Medinilla cumingii is also appropriately called Showy Melastome, Showy Medinilla, or Malaysian Orchid.
This particular stunning plant was photographed at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden near Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
In Hawaii sometimes you’ll find a string of pearls and other times you’ll find a string of pearls…either way everything will be coming up roses. read more
A stem of purple and yellow orchids shine bright on a sunny day on the Big Island. read more
These beautiful purple orchids stand tall near an old-fashioned stone well, complete with bucket and hoist. read more
Crimson Medinilla (Medinilla miniata) originally from the Philippines shows bright red flowers that hang from evergreen shrub. read more
Alakahi stream flows down aged lava rock and mature trees to create a multi-layer waterfall leading to Onomea Bay near Hilo, Hawaii, inside of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. read more
A bright yellow orchid displays itself in full bloom on the Big Island at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. read more
This captivating shot of an orange spotted gecko (Phelsuma guimbeaui) shows off its striking orange stripes, blue rings, and green and yellow lines. read more
This yellow flower, found in Hawaii’s Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island is a gorgeous example of Hawaii’s floral abundance. read more
Hawaii has many beautiful Heliconia plants, but the Lobster Claw Heliconia (Heliconia Rostrata) is unmistakeable in its colors, shape, and florescence. read more