Nikau Palm

Original price was: $339.00.Current price is: $175.00.

Introducing the Majestic Nīkau Palm – New Zealand’s Tropical Icon 🌴

Embark on a green journey with the nīkau palm, a unique plant that holds the title of the world’s southernmost palm!

🌴 New Zealand’s Native Gem:

  • Unique Location: Only found on the North Island, South Island, Chatham Island, and Pitt Island/Rangiauria in New Zealand.
  • Tall & Graceful: Current height 1.5m tall and grows up to 15m with a stout green trunk and smooth crownshaft.
  • Seasonal Beauty: Flowers between November and April with lilac to pink blossoms and red ripe fruit that attracts native pigeons.

🌴 Aesthetic Appeal:

  • Intriguing Appearance: Grey-green leaf scars, fronds up to 3m long, and overlapping leaflets up to 1m long.

🌴 Symbol of Resilience:

  • Survival Skills: No true tap root but forms consistent with other palms.
  • Frost Fighter: Can survive slight frost but prefers cool, non-freezing temperatures.

The nīkau palm is more than a plant; it’s a piece of New Zealand’s heritage, a conversation starter, and an artful addition to your surroundings. Order now and transform your space into a tropical paradise, teeming with history, beauty, and the unique charm of the nīkau palm. 🌟

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Nikau Palm – Rhopalostylis sapida

🌴 Planting and Care:

  • Potted Perfection: Makes an excellent potted plant, slow-growing but quite hardy.
  • Seed to Sapling: Easy cultivation from seed. Soak and scrub the fruit, germinate, and plant in deep, narrow pots.
  • Transplanting Tips: Successful with care to the main root. Best in summer with ground watering to avoid rot. Some die-back is normal.

🌴 Climate Compatibility:

  • Cool Lover: Thrives in mild Mediterranean climates and can survive mild frost.
  • Temperature Sensitive: Beware of sudden large temperature drops, even above freezing.

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