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|Brighamia insignis is an endangered plant that is endemic to sea cliffs on the Na’Pali Coast and Ha'upu Ridge on the island of Kauai. Overgrazing, human development, and competition from invasive weeds have reduced this species to only twenty individuals in four naturally occurring populations. The extinction of its pollinator, a sphingid moth, has made it all but impossible for Brighamia insignis to reproduce. Plant conservationists go to great lengths -rappelling over steep cliff edges - to exchange pollen among plants and to collect seeds that can be grown and stored in botanical gardens and seed banks. Brighamia insignis belongs to the campanulaceae family and is endemic to hawaii. this means it’s the only place where it is found. it has a succulent stem with leaves forming a dense rosette at the top. it’s an endangered species, commonly known as hawaiian vulcan palmälula, lulu or sometimes cabbage on a stick. Brighamia insignis does best if located from bright with some morning and/or evening sun to being lightly shaded. if placed outside during summer it should be protected from afternoon sun. The hawaiin vulcan palm needs a well drained soil. A Suggested mix of loam free garden soil, coarse sand and pumice (2:1:1). but it also grows in a regular cactus mix. It can be deep watered, what’s flowing out of the pot should be removed after a few minutes. wet legs can cause rotten roots. before adding water next let the soil moderately dry. a half diluted cactus fertilizer can be given monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks during fall and winter. recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first six to eight weeks. brighamia insignis has to be cultivated at room temperature the year round and needs a winter minimum of 15 °c/59 °f. a high humidity is welcome and it likes to be sprayed over with water every day. alternatively it can be placed near a humidity tray. this may also protect it from spider mites.The photo is of a mature plant.|