O Ke Kai – Pohinahina Flowers



Pohinahina is a pretty native coastal plant in Hawaii and part of our Kahakai Lei collection, coastal plants that may find their way to the ocean. We often use this silvery plant with its lovely flowers and smell in lei po’o (head lei).

Choose a chain, and choose your charms, we will assemble the necklace for you. When you buy a chain with charms get 15% off the charms.

Or gift charms, with or without a chain. Mix and match to create a necklace that evolves with you. Charms are easy to put on and take off, change your look to suit your day! Wear larger or smaller designs, group many onto a link or spread them out. Endless possibilities.



Pohinahina (Vitex rotundifolia) as a low shrub along the coastlines. In old Hawaii, people would layer the fragrant leaves with kapa to keep bugs away. This native plant has a number of Hawaiian names depending on which island you’re on, including Hinahina kolo, Kolokolo kahakai, Manawanawa and Polinalina. The flowers and leaves are used in lei, and the edible leaves were used medicinally by the Hawaiians to treat stomach problems, and in more modern times to treat back pain.

This plant is a survivor, withstanding sun, salt, wind and rain. It’s hardy and can thrive both on the coast and inland – its often used as ground cover and is useful to combat erosion.


Customize the O Ke Kai Necklace every day you like. Our Pohinahina are hand carved native Hawaiian flowers of the pohinahina plant, available in sterling silver (vermeil coming soon), solid gold on request.


  • Small measures 9 x 11mm on its face
  • Medium measures 12 x 14 on its face
  • When you purchase charms with a chain get 15% off all charms (use this link)
  • Charms are easy to remove – add or changing out your necklace takes seconds
  • All sterling silver (18K gold vermeil coming soon) – solid gold on request
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • More information on vermeil can be found in the blog


Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

Sterling silver, Gold (18K vermeil)


small, medium


hook, spring ring

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