Proteas flourish on the slopes of Haleakala in upcountry Maui as though they were born out of the rich Hawaiian soil. Though Proteas are not native to Hawaii, they have become a large part of Hawaii’s exotic flower industry and an enduring symbol grace and hospitality. Anuhea Farm is located in Olinda at an elevation of 2,300 feet where the climate is very favorable for growing the finest Protea. The early mornings are abundant with clear, sunny blue skies and gentle breezes. Later on, the afternoon clouds build resulting in cool evening temperatures. Our Protea thrive in this perfectly balanced environment!There are many varieties, and Anuhea Flowers grows over 25 different varieties, but the most spectacular is the king protea. It is the largest of the flowers, with silvery pink petals surrounding a silver gray center. It is dramatic, colorful, long lasting and always impressive. The pink minks are silky and soft with black furry tips. This is also a favorite flower to be found in a gift box. There are other “mink” varieties in greens, softer pinks, and whites. The minks hold their long narrow shape even when in full bloom.