Living Memories of Maui
Bring a piece of paradise home!

Welcome to the original Living Memories of Maui website!

Update- August 3, 2020:

For the first since business began on May 1, 2008 I have set up an online store. This website your on now will primarily be used for the instructions, or plant care information. Also, to keep you posted on where to find Mike with his plants on Maui.


1) New Online Store

2) Our Etsy Store


3) Over the phone-

If you choose to call in your order over the phone and can text, please first text the name, address and any gift messages if desired. Also, if you would like to have the tracking number emailed to you please also include your email address in the text message. Credit cards are processed over the phone, using the credit card app provided by Square. Please do not include your credit card information in a text message.

Customer Service Hours:
11-5 HAWAII TIME Monday thru Fridays.
  Just text me the word ORDER and I'll call you back as soon as I can. 808-276-3911

Please text versus leaving a voicemail.


Please allow me to bring Hawaii to you or your friends and family near and far. Currently I'm offering two Phone Order specials*
1) Free shipping anywhere in Hawaii with a purchase of $40 or more
2) A 'Hawaii' bowl Free with the purchase of an Anthurium or 4" Rooted Plumeria shipped to any US Mainland address with a $20 shipping total for both plant and bowl.
*just mention that you that you found this offer here when placing your order over the phone*

E Komo Mai
Each lava plant is unique in many ways, but especially in the size, shape, and color of the volcanic rock that it is growing on. I think the size and shape of the rock is important because the plant will grow and change, but every time you water it you're looking at the same rock! If you are checking out this website while you are here on Maui, this is why I suggest coming down in person to hand select the plants of your choice. The main 3 varieties of Lava Rock plants are grown for the purpose of 3 main reasons: to live in the same rock its whole life span, to grow easily indoors with the right light and temperatures and for the purpose of export within the USA. My outdoor specialty is Plumeria and how to grow it almost anywhere.  I have customers having success with Plumeria from as far away and diverse locations from Arizona to Switzerland and Alaska. When in season you will find a variety of up to eight different colors of potted Plumeria, including the more unique Evergreen Plumeria. If you want to have the plant of your choice shipped home then you will have to come find me here on Maui and it will be set aside so that you can receive the exact plant and rock of your choice. These plants are airport ready to leave Hawaii and I suggest taking them with you as it is hassle free process. There are no forms to fill out and with the Ag Certificate that they are sealed with they are good to go. There are about 50 different plants that I offer for you to take home from Maui. If you’re already home you can place an order with me after viewing the options available on the Lava Rock Plant and Tropical Plant pages of this website

About Us

Living Memories of Maui is owned by Mike Medina. Here is his story about the beginnings of Living Memories of Maui.


Hi, I'm Mike. I moved to Maui in December of 1999 with my wife, who brought us here with her job as a nanny. She has since moved up the ladder in the Early Childhood field.  After Co-Directing and Teaching at a Preschool she has worked at for about 12 years, she them took on a new role on Oahu at The University of Hawaii at Manoa as teacher and student, pursing her Masters Degree. Now she's back on Maui where she continues in her field of Early Childhood where she had a role at IMUA Family Services as Educational Director along with many other roles, which include board member for MEO, HAEYC and in past a part time instructor in the Early Childhood field here at The University of Hawaii at Maui. As of 2020 she is now a full time instructor an still very active in the community! When I moved here, I began work in the botany trade at a greenhouse in Lahaina where I was trained in the art of bonsai with the Schefflera Plant. I continued my college education here, receiving my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. After working for about eight and a half years at that greenhouse in Lahaina, I opened Living Memories of Maui on May 1, 2008. With the help of friends and family, I built a certified greenhouse in Kula where I specialize in plants that grow in Lava Rock and Plumeria.

As of August 1, 2019 I announce the closure of the retail location that I had in Kihei for over 11 years and to inform you of the new format of how I now distribute the plants to other retail locations. See below. Please come and find me on Maui when you return to Hawaii so you can sign my testimony book, which is filled with hundreds of success stories from around the world that I've been collecting in a 3 ring binder since the first one from January 20, 2009! As you explore the website further you will see the passion I have for plants and for your success growing them.  The biggest reward I get for what I do are your testimonials, some of which have been posted below. I work with a team of growers here on Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island to provide you with the best quality plants available for export within the USA!

Mike Medina's Living Memories of Maui Lava Rock Plants, which were formerly at his own retail location in Kihei for over 11 years have now been re-potted as the business was getting root-bound in that location!  You can now find Mike's plants at 2 retail locations here on Maui, 8 on Oahu and 1 on Kauai that he wholesale's them to. You can still find  Mike 3-4 days a week his new retail format, including a schedule of locations at various Resorts, Craft Fairs and other special events. Where you can find Mike will be updated here on this website as needed. 

Maui Locations-

Until further notice you can find Mike at Diamond Resorts Kaanapali Beach Club at the Lahaina address indicated above and in the lobby area near the front desk with the other venders.

Due to our current global pandemic there are currently no in person sales. Hopefully by September/October!!

12pm to 6pm
11am to 6pm
9am to 5pm

Please note that the start and finish times can vary by around an hour in either direction. Schedule is subject to change. Feel free to text Mike before you get there to clarify times. 

Kihei Location:
Kalama Village Shopping Center
Sunkissed Wahine Maui
1941 South Kihei Rd. Unit A7
Open Daily 1030/11-6/7

Between the 76 Gas Station and Foodland across from Kalama Park you will find Kihei Kalama Village. This store is in the same market where I personally sold my plants in the retail format and now you can find them only a few booths away from my old booth. If you were to enter the shopping center from the parking lot side with Three's Bar & Grill behind you and go over the bridge over the Koi Pond you will find yourself in the central courtyard of the marketplace. Take your first left and you'll find them on the left of that first isle.. only 3-4 booth down.


Lahaina Side Location: 
Diamond Resorts Ka’anapali Beach Club
104 Kaanapali Shores Place Lahaina, HI 96761
Open daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM 
The Gift shop phone number (808) 667-1315

From old Lahaina town travel north on Honoapiilani Hwy about 5 miles. Turn left onto Lower Honoapiilani Rd. by the Times Grocery Store at the stop light. On your left, you can’t miss the big pink resort with the white balconies! You can park downstairs in their parking garage. You'll find the entrance to the garage on your left as your heading up the driveway towards the valet area. If you decide to stay for lunch or just to check the place out be sure to give the front desk your license plate number and let them know your there to purchase your Living Memories of Maui.


Oahu Locations:
Greeters of Hawaii
3375 Koapaka St #B250
Honolulu, HI 96819
Open Daily 8am to 4pm

Their main location is near Gate F1 with and additional seven seprate carts & kiosks with an assorted selection of Lava Rock plants spread throughout the Hononlulu Airport from Living Memories of Maui.


Map of Honolulu Airport Flower Shop

Tiare Enterprises
3901 Mokulele Loop
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766

This location is at the airport on the island of Kauai.




Bought a Plumeria here and Tillandsia and took with me to Arkansas and it bloomed the same year! Very beautiful! — Gassville, AR

Mike is my plant guy! I have a beautiful collection of tropicals growing in my basement (yes, my basement!). It has a heat source (furnace room) and a red/blue grow light. One of the Evergreen Plumerias is getting ready to bloom, my Bird of Paradise I started from a seed is now seven years old and has leaves 5′ tall! … — Portland, OR

I love my plant! It is doing great in Modesto! — Carissa R., Modesto, CA

I bought a tillandsia plant last May. It is easy to care for and reminds me of Maui when I see it! Great purchase! — Plainfield, IL

Purchased a rabbit’s foot fern over a year ago. It’s been a great indoor plant, living in moderate light. The fern is very healthy. It was shipped from Maui to San Francisco and arrived in great condition. Very happy with purchase and service! — San Francisco, CA

Airport plumerias didn’t work at all, but this one [from Living Memories of Maui] took off and we got flowers the first year! — Rog & Alice, Denver, CO

I could never keep a plant alive but I took a lava plant home, put it in the bathroom and next to a glass window and it’s going great. A touch of Maui in Idaho! — Anonymous

I bought my plant in Dec. ’08 and made the journey back to Denver, CO. I am a classic "plant killer"! I have not been able to keep other plants alive. This is the ONLY plant I have been able to keep alive with EASE! … Brought my aloha home with me! — Davina O., Denver, CO

I bought a tillandsia plant last May. It is easy to care for and reminds me of Maui when I see it! Great purchase! — Plainfield, IL

XMas ’08 bought four different plants and had them shipped. They arrived there the day after we got home. The Anthurium is now blooming and the others are happy and healthy. Would totally recommend plants from here! Mahalo! — Debbie S., Des Moines, WA

I bought a macadamia nut tree in November and it’s been very happily growing in my sun room in Alaska right next to my lime tree. Such a blessing to have during our harsh winter months to know that our macadamia lives on. — Katy

Last May, I got a lava plant. When home, I put it into a window and it has done great. I water it one time a week. Every time I look at it, I think of several trips to Maui. I just came back and bought more! They do well in the Washington state weather. Thanks! — Anonymous

Enjoying watching my plumerias grow and bloom! Love it! — Teresa D., Sheridan, WY

We bought an evergreen plumeria last year and had it shipped. It arrived in great shape. It’s thriving beautifully and this year it bloomed for the first time. It’s beautiful. We recommend buying here! — Lakewood, CA

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