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Brighamia insignis


B. insignis, also commonly known as the "Hawaii palm tree", is a succulent specimen with a caudex-like stem, which assumes bottle-like geometric shapes and can reach considerable heights ​_22200000-0000- 0000-0000-000000000222_in nature.

The epidermis of its caudex is gray-brown, dotted with whitish marks, scars from its leaves  already fallen.

The latter are very fleshy, bright green in color and arranged in such a way as to make the plant look like a palm tree.

B. insignis comes from the Hawaiian Islands, prefers high temperatures and does not survive below 10 degrees.

As many tropical islands are of volcanic origin, and Hawaii is one of them, this must be taken into account if you want to have a healthy Brighamia, you must add a high percentage ofvolcanic rock (Pedra Rio Maranhão).

The flowering period is autumn-winter, during which this succulent gives us beautiful flowers in the shape of a six-pointed star in delicate colors such as yellow or white.

It is a very rare and particular genus of succulent plants, now present in small quantities in nature. Coming from insular areas, they prefer a mild, humid climate and cannot withstand temperatures below 10 degrees. They are plants with fleshy, erect, grayish-brown stems, which in their natural habitat can reach considerable heights, up to 5 m!

The caudiciform trunk takes on an asymmetric appearance, often resembling a bottle, managing with its massive size to conserve considerable quantities ​​of water, essential for the succulent to help you growing.

The leaves of Brighamia are very fleshy, dark green and shiny, they grow at the apex of the plant and are arranged in such a way as to assume the appearance of a palm tree, hence the name by which it is commonly known as the “Hawaii palm tree”, , regarding appearance and its origin.


Brighamia insignis

SKU: P1586
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