Family owned and operated, growing Protea in Kula, Maui since 1986.
Ali Minney is the heart of Malolo Farm as our primary farmer and owner/operator. She’s been harvesting, planting, and propagating protea since the 1990’s after she set down roots in Kula, Maui for good. A California Native, Ali set out to sail the world for many, many years until she fell in love with Maui and it’s natural beauty. She couldn’t resist the chance to settle here with her husband Mark and farm flowers on the beautiful slopes of Haleakala. Ali is now one of the very few successful propagators of protea in the state of Hawaii, which allows us the opportunity to provide you with exceptional flower varieties. Ali has extensive experience with protea and their specific needs, and provides warm and helpful customer service daily.
Paige is the oldest daughter of Mark and Ali. She grew up in the heart of the business – hiked around the farm on mom’s back harvesting flowers as an infant, to field clearing, flower packing, and transplanting throughout her early years. She’s spent the past nine years in California near our family on the West Coast, gaining a degree in Environmental Horticulture at Santa Barbara City College, working for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and operating her own CA native plant landscaping company before deciding to come home to help run the family protea business.