Kentia Palm. (Indoor Palm)The Howea Forsteriana Palm is a very elegant indoor palm. Unlike the usual form of Kentia Palm which is commonly sold in the UK these have a single trunk and are amazingly elegant. Feather-like lush green leaves are long and arching, with wide leaflets topping upright trunk. A very popular palm it is suited for container growing and likes being pot bound. An effective plant for filtering and purifying air, it is a popular house plant and great for providing a focal point in either office or home. Easy to care for, liking bright indirect light but it copes relatively well with lower light conditions and even withstands a certain amount of neglect.
Latin name: Howea Forsteriana
Common Name: Kentia Palm, Thatch Palm, Sentry Palm, Paradise Palm.
Native: Australia(Lord Howe Island)
Hardiness: Frost tender. Indoor Palm.
Growth: Large glossy green feathery fronds on upright slender trunk. Non toxic. Slow growing, evergreen. Likes being pot bound. Easy to grow.
Sun: Bright indirect light. can tolerate lower light levels.
Soil: Fast draining.
Moisture: Water regularly in growing season, but allow to dry a little before watering. Less in winter. Mist leaves occasionally.
Feeding: Feed once every month in growing season.