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Brighamia Insignis

Water regularly
Semi-shade, no direct sunlight
Lightly air-purifying
Nutrition every month (summer)
Slightly toxic for animals
Repot every other year
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This special houseplant, the Brighamia Insignis or also called Hawaii-Palm is a special appearance. In October November the plant produces small yellow flowers. This plant is often compared to a palm, while it does not descend from the palm at all. The Hawaii-Palm has an inverted growing season that must be taken into account.


The Brighamia Insignis is best placed in a spot in the semi-shade. The plant likes enough light, but no direct sunlight. Also make sure not to move the plant too much. If you do, leaf fall will occur.

Brighamia Insignis care

Taking care of the "Hawaiian Palm" is very simple, but you need to know a few things. The growth habit is like a palm tree, she makes new leaves in the head and repels the old lower leaves. These yellow and dry out, you can easily break them down. This forms the characteristic palm trunk. New leaves are formed all year round, but the repulsion process is phased. Under highly variable conditions, the "Hawaiian Palm" repels many leaves at once. Don't worry, within a few weeks it will be back.

The "Hawaiian Palm" has an inverted growing season, that is, it grows in winter and has its rest period in summer. This is exactly the opposite of most plants we know.


Brighamia insignis is a perennial plant from the bell family (Campanulaceae) that occurs naturally only in Hawaii. It is a plant with (usually) one succulent that is thickened at the base and becomes thinner towards the top. The top ends in a compact rosette of shiny, bright to dark green leaves. The leaves are formed from the top and the lower, aged leaves are repelled, leaving a bare trunk with leaf scars, similar to a palm. The cream to yellow, trumpet-shaped, scented flowers grow in clusters of three to eight, and flower here in October and November. 


If the Hawaii-Palm suffers from vermin, it is recommended to control it immediately by means of a biological or if desired a chemical pesticide.

Suitable plant nutrition for Brighamia Insignis

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