Pohinahina Necklaces


Little flowers of the lovely native pohinahina plant, perfect little everyday pendants to wear day or night. Pohinahina is a survivor through drought, sun, rain, salt, wind and more. Part of our Kahakai Lei Collection, we often use this lovely smelling plant in our lei po’o (head lei). Now you can wear these little flowers in silver as clusters on a chain or as a charm on a paperclip chain.



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.


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
  • Low tarnish sterling silver (18K vermeil coming soon)
  • Available in 16″ or 20″ on request (no additional charge)
  • Sterling silver (gold fill chain for vermeil)
  • Also available as a charm in the O Ke Kai Collection
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • To request gold or ask questions, please contact us

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

SS, 18K vermeil

Flower size

small, medium

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