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Rhopalostylis (Nikau) sapida 'CHATHAM ISLAND NIKAU’

Rhopalostylis (Nikau) sapida 'CHATHAM ISLAND NIKAU’

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Rhopalostylis sapida, commonly known in Maori 'nikau' which is the only palm native to mainland of New Zealand. Nīkau it refers to the fronds or the midrib of the coconut palm.


BOTANICAL NAME: Rhopalostylis sapida
COMMON NAMES: NZ Nikau, Chatham Island, Pitt Island Nikau
FAMILY: Arecaceae
MAX HEIGHT: 15m (+/-)
NATIVE: New Zealand


✅ Can be grown outside in New Zealand.
☀️    LIGHT - Full sun tolerant. (Younger plants require part shade)
🌡    TEMPERATURE - Can deal with light frosts. (0°C - 28°C) 
💧    WATER - Keep soil moist. (2 / 3 times a week)
☁️    HUMIDITY - Average / High humidity. (40% - 80%)
⛰    SOIL - Free drainage soil. (Add mulch on top)
🌱    FERTILISER - Fast release. (Once in the Summer)

*All plants purchased come within a 100% compostable pot so we are able to reuse our nursery pots again and again.

Plastic Free Packagaing

Our packaging is made from biodegradable products; cardboard boxes carefully secured with recycled newspaper & kraft tape to ensure your product gets there safely.

Did you know? All plants our transferred from our nusery pots into 100% organic & compostable pot.

Shipping & Returns

Delievery: Shipment of live plants and products will occur between Monday and Thursday of each week by Fastway Postal Service.

Order Processing: Please allow 1-5 business days for your order to be processed.

We do not ship internationally due to agricultural regulations.

Returns: We do offer returns on live plants, and products if youre 100% not satisfied. Please contact us with any concerns by sending us an email to

Plant Pot Dimensions

100% Biodegradeable Peat Pots

Mini 0.29L: (H) 8cm, (W) 7.5cm

Small 0.45L: (H) 9cm, (W) 10cm

Large 1.45L: (H) 12.4cm, (W) 14.3cm

*All of our plants are measured in pot size mostly available in 3 sizes.

Free Repotting

Choosing a gift or just treating yourself? We offer a free repotting service when a plant & pot combo is purchased.

Simply note down which plant and what pot (color & size) at the end of checkout in the notes section and we'll do the rest.

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