While visiting the Kapiti Coast on the North Island of New ZeaIand, I came across the beautiful nīkau palm, Rhopalostylis sapida, New Zealand’s only endemic palm. It’s the world’s southern-most palm species and one of those rare palms that will grow in colder climates..
Below are some more photos that show the nīkau palm. [Photos by Sandra Simpson]
Nikau palm is widely available in New Zealand; in the UK and Europe through mypalmshop.com; in the USA from junglemusic.net in California; in Australia from coastroadpalms.com in Perth.