Our Pitt Island Nikau Palm’s are all grown from seed and sourced directly from Pitt Island.
- Compared with mainland Palm Nikau varieties they will tolerate full sun, wind, cold temperatures & coastal conditions
- Fast-growing rates
- Tidy appearance
- Fertilise to accelerate growth
- Can handle light frosts once established
Prices are determined by plant height, not bag size (bag size may vary).
“Rhopalostylis sapida is endemic to New Zealand and the Chatham Islands to the east, where it grows in dense, wet forests at elevations up to 610m. The epithet is Latin for “good to eat” an allusion to the growing point, which was used by the Maori as a cabbage. This species is similar to R.baueri but shorter, the trunk attaining a maximum height of 9m, with a more bulbous crown shaft, and with brighter, purer red fruits. Individuals native to the Chathams reportedly have wider leaflets, more robust stems, and pinkish petioles. In Australia and New Zealand, the palms are called nikau palms, feather duster palms, shaving brush palms and brush palms.” – The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms, Second Edition.