Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Night Blooming Cirrus in Maui

Just wanted to share some photos of night blooming cirrus that we saw in Maui. If you have never caught this wonderful flower in bloom, it is well worth a trip at night to see. First you need to know where it is located. The ones in these photos are along the lower Honoapiilani Rd. between Kahana and Napili on the Makai side of the road. Our friend had tipped us of that the buds were ready to pop, so we left the house around 9:30 that night and the photos tell the rest of the story. They only bloom once a year so we were thrilled that we could witness this special event. If you look closely at the hedge there is no mistaking that this flower is related to the cactus family. The foliage always reminds me of the Christmas cactus that we used to grow indoors back in Canada.

If you know of any other locations on Maui where there are night blooming cirrus, please leave a comment.
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  1. What nice flowers and beautiful photos! Worthwhile the trouble you went through.

    Never saw any of those unique flowers on Hawaii Big Island. Do they only grow on Maui?

    Aloha Pua
    Best Hawaii Vacation Blog

  2. Aloha Pua
    I believe that the flowers have their origin in the Arizona desert somewhere. don't know who brought them to Maui. It is surprising to me how well they do in the humid tropical climate compared to the desert.

  3. Aloha - I have seen these all over Maui - a couple places that come to mind off the top of my head that I pass frequently: Baldwin Ave. across from Rainbow Park (halfway between Paia and Makawao); Hana Hwy Mauka side just past Paia; That road on the Paia side of Tavares Beach (just past Paia...forgot the name of the road...makai side) - Anyway, nice blog - found it from a link on Pua's site - Tape a minute to check my current blog(ish) project out: http://mauiguidebook.com - Aloha!

  4. For the first time in our lives we vacationed in Maui. Had a splendid time. Now we are buying a timeshare there.