This extremely rare and vibrant plant has been preserved thanks to the efforts of people, scientists and volunteers, as in nature, it can only be pollinated by one particular type of moth which is now extinct!
The survival of this plant can only be achieved by pollinating them by hand and harvesting the seeds to propagate them, if you love challenges, this Hawaiian palm can be your green thumbs achievement!
From the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i.
An extremely unusual beauty, with soft green leaves and a patterned trunk it will add a bit of quirkiness and structure to your home.
Latin name: Brighmia Insignis
Hawaiian Palm Care Guide
Put me somewhere where I can see the sky, but won't get scorched by the sun.
Water me once a week, unless my soil is still moist. I am drought-tolerant and do not like sitting in water, so feel free to leave me for longer if you don't think I'm ready.
Being native to Hawaii, I like to be warm during the day, but I'm also susceptible to spider mites, so I should be kept below 12 degrees at night, if possible.
Give me some good organic fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
I go into stress-mode quite easily, and will drop older leaves naturally when this happens, but you may want to help me along but cutting away dead material.
If I have attracted small black pests on my leaves, give them a gentle wipe with a damp cloth.
Hawaiian Palm General Information
I can reach about one meter tall in adoptive homes, so check my roots as we come into Spring and see if I need to be popped into a bigger pot to help me grow.
Best to keep me away from pets and young children.