Project Description

Alternative Names:

  • Nikau Palm
  • Millionaires Salad Plant
  • Shaving Brush Palm

Rhopalostylis sapida is the only palm species native to mainland New Zealand. The Nikau grows up to 15 m tall, with a stout green trunk which bears grey-green leaf scars. The trunk is topped by a smooth bulging crown shaft up to 1m long. The fronds are up to 3m long, and the closely-set, sometimes overlapping leaflets are up to 1 m long.


  • Median Height: 15m tall x 2m wide
  • Fast Growing