The enduring cigar lei is made from hundreds of tiny cylindrical flowers of the Cuphea Ignia plant which are a blazing red and orange with a white tip. From its appearance (a burning cigar), this flower got its popular nickname. The unpretentious Ti Leaf Lei (may be ordered either open-ended or closed) is made from the beautiful Ti plant. Ancient Hawaiians believe that the Ti Leaf Lei possesses healing powers and brings the wearer good luck. The Ti leaves are boiled, massaged with oil, and braided into a pleasing, yet simple lei. The Ti Leaf Lei may also be dried as a keepsake.
Care: Refrigerate in sealed plastic bag or container.