Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the meaning of life? 

A: To bring joy and love to those around you. Flowers are an expression of that love and joy! 

Q: How do I extend the life of cut flowers? 

A: Re-cut the stems every two to three days, and add fresh water to the vase with a few drops of bleach or flower food added.   The bleach keeps stem-clogging bacteria to a minimum, thereby extending your flowers’ shelf life.   Please keep flowers out of full sun.  

Q: How often should I add water to flower arrangements set in oasis (floral foam)? 

A: Four to eight ounces every two to three days. 

Q: Traditionally, men send flowers to women. Do women send flowers to men? 

A: They certainly do! Men enjoy and appreciate planter gardens and masculine tropical flower arrangements;  sports-related items such as golf balls or tees can be added to these.  

Q: Do you ship tropical flowers to the mainland (continental U.S.)? 

A: Yes, we ship gift boxes via FedEx on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, featuring a mix of flowers such as bird of paradise, ginger, protea, heliconia, orchids, and anthuriums, to name just a few. Visit our site at www.tropicalflowers.com for more infomation.  

Q: Do you deliver locally? 

A:   Yes,  we do deliver to areas within a reasonable distance from our store.

The minimum order for delivery is $75.    Delivery fees range from $15 to $50 depending on the distance involved.    Hawaii GE tax is added to both fees. 

Deliveries to Ka'upulehu- includes Four Seasons Hualalai,  Kukio involve a $150 floral minimum order plus $50 delivery charge plus Hawaii GE tax.   

Please allow 24-48 hours prior notice for most orders,  although same day delivery is sometimes available as well.   Please give us a call or email for delivery scheduling availability.     

Arrangements starting at $50 can be made available for pick up at our store with advance notice.  These are packed for ease of transport at no extra change.  Remember,  flowers are always appreciated whether they are delivered or picked up.    People love being thought of with flowers!

Q: Which flower says Love the most?

A: The one that's from you!

Q:  I'm getting married or wish to inquire about an event.   What is the first step I should take?

A:  Congratulations!   The first step would be to find out if the date of your wedding or event is available.  We limit availability to one wedding/event  per weekday or weekend.   

For events or weddings taking place on Saturdays or Sundays,  an event minimum of $1,500.00 before delivery, set up, insurances and taxes is required.    There is no event minimum for weddings or events taking place Mondays-Fridays.  

Wedding flowers are delivered or picked up on the date of the wedding itself ONLY;  we do not recommend picking up wedding florals the day before the event as freshness will not be guaranteed.  

Please email questions regarding our availability for your event:  amy@kona.net  

 If the date is available,  the next step will be to request our wedding/event questionnaire to be emailed to you.

   The completed wedding/event questionnaire is a pre-requisite to scheduling an appointment, providing quotes and additional information.