The Poroporo flower, also known as "New Zealand nightshade" or "kangaroo apple" is found throughout New Zealand - it has stunning purple flowers and fruit like berries. These berries when green and unripe are poisonous along with the leaves. But when the berries turn orange and are bursting, they are edible and were historically used in Maori medicine - the plant makes a steroid compound.
With our Poroporo Flower Earrings, we celebrate the natural allure of this star-like flower, offering a stylish and symbolic connection to the beauty of New Zealand's flora. Embrace the spirit of the Poroporo flower and infuse your style with a touch of nature's elegance (and danger, with the poisonous fruit!).
These Poroporo flower earrings are laser cut from sheets of 3D printer waste from Tūranga library. To find out more about how and why we make these, read our blog post. The very limited edition berry style includes green glass beads - note that these flowers are slightly smaller than the standard design.
Limited edition with fruit: flower is 1.5cm diameter, fruit hang 6cm from the top of the hook.
Standard design: flowers are 2.2cm diameter.