Also Known as: Nikau Palm
Height - 15m
Rhopalostylis sapida (NZ Native)
Nikau palm is the only Native New Zealand palm, making it one of the most easily recognised plants. It is the southernmost palm in the world. Though slow growing, Nikau makes a fantastic specimen palm in a protected position. A forest dweller by nature, Nikau prefer a shady sheltered site to prevent damage to the fronds. The fronds will tend to be more upright and light green in colour when in a shady position. Windy sites will cause the tips of fronds to burn off ideally plant in a sheltered site to maintain lush, dark green fronds.
Approximate viable seed per gram:3.3
100 seeds $36
1000 seeds $340
How to Grow
Recommended pre germination seed treatment:
Seed germinates without pre treatment. Sow seed direct from packet & keep moist until germination is complete.