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Protea Flowers in Maui, Hawaii

Proteas are neither tropical nor native to Hawaii, they are native to the South Africa and Australia. Information about Protea can be found at California Protea Association. In Maui, proteas are grown commercially in Kula, on the volcanic slopes of Haleakala, a cool climate area of Maui.

Pictures of most of protea flowers in this page were taken at the Kula Botanical Gardens in Kula, Maui. Kula Botanical Garden has a large collection of proteas, it is worthwhile to visit if you go to Maui.