Leis can last longer if they are properly cared for. Please do not leave
leis in warm, dry air where they can wilt. A cool refrigerator would be the
best place to put them, but where unavailable, leis can be cooled by lightly
wrapping them in a damp towel or paper towel and keeping them in a cool,
Carnation Leis: Carnations last
longer than most lei flowers. They will last for several days if kept in the
refrigerator and cared for properly. Sprinkle the lei with cool water, wrap
lightly in thin cloth or paper towel and keep in refrigerator.
Vanda Orchid Leis: Sprinkle lightly
with cool water. Do not wrap. Keep in refrigerator.
Plumeria Leis: Sprinkle with cool
water and keep in refrigerator. Plumeria leis are very fragrant, but
extremely fragile and may not hold out during shipping.
White/Yellow Ginger Leis: Sprinkle
with cool water, wrap lightly and keep in refrigerator.
Maile Leaf Leis: To preserve
freshness, dampen the lei slightly and keep cool. Maile leaves are fragrant
and can be later dried out to be used to freshen linen and closets.
Maunaloa Style Leis: Lightly sprinkle
with cool water, keep in refrigerator. Do not wrap.
Do not sprinkle. Wrap very lightly in wax paper and keep dry in the
Pikake Leis: Do not sprinkle.
Loosely place in a plastic bag with holes or wrap in wax paper. Keep dry in
Kika or Cigar Flower Leis: Do not
sprinkle. Loosely place in a plastic bag with holes and keep dry in the