How to care for your Brighamia Insignis ‘Hawaii Palm’?
Brighamia Insignis ‘Hawaii Palm’ is a succulent type of plant which originates from tropical Hawaii. The plant will appreciate a decent amount of light each day. For some hours a day it can even withstand some direct sunlight. As long as the spot is light and warm the plant will be happy.
As with most succulents, the need for water will depend on the season. In summertime the Brighamia Insignis ‘Hawaii Palm’ will require a bit of water each week, while in the cold winter months watering once a month should be fine. Depending on your local climate you can increase watering from about March and cut down again in October.
Brighamia Insignis ‘Hawaii Palm’ does well in a good draining soil. You can of course get a pre-made cacti soil from the garden center, or you can create your own. At least use a quality potting soil with perlite and perhaps even some sand. Most sucullents and cacti will also do well in a pon mixture or grit mixture.
Brighamia species prefer a higher than average humidity of about 60% – 70%. If your home isn’t naturally so humid you can spray the plant with a mist bottle once a week or so, preferable early mornings or in the evening.
In the growing season you can fertilize your plant without a problem. The rest of the year it’s not needed to fertilize your plant. Always check the care instructions before using the product.
The best time to repot is during the beginning of the growing season. When you repot your plant it’s best to use a new pot which is 20% bigger. This will give the roots some space to continue to grow. Repotting can be done every two or even three years.
Brighamia are considered slightly toxic to both human and animals when ingested.