Artificial Tropical Plants Creates a Wave at Hawaiian Resort

The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach is comprised of 360 condominiums contained within 2, 12-story buildings with sweeping views of the shimmering Pacific and breathtaking tropical gardens. Each unit features a large lanai (patio) with built-in planters. These live plant material on the lanais saddled these beautiful condominiums with constant maintenance, irrigation, drainage and weight problems. Plantworks was hired to replace all of the live exterior plantings with artificial plants and florals that were native to the island.

Months of design and engineering reviews took place, ensuring the artificial planting could withstand Hawaii’s unpredictable tropical environment, including high winds and heavy rain.  Plantworks’ installation and design team spent 30 days onsite where 1,900 grow pots containing a colorful mixture of Ultraviolet Inhibited (UVI), artificial Bougainvillea Podocarpus, Liriope and Mahonia were blended together to create a magnificent and efficient response to the building owners challenges.

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