The Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana) is a popular choice among interior decorators because it is well suited for container growing.
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About Kentia palm

Howea forsteriana (Kentia Palm or Thatch palm) is a species of flowering plant in the palm family Arecaeae, endemic to Lord Howe Island in Australia. It is also widely grown on Norfolk Island. It is a relatively slow-growing palm, eventually growing up to 10 m (33 ft) tall by 6 m (20 ft) wide.

Its fronds can reach 3 m (10 ft) long.The palm is an elegant plant, and is popular for growing indoors, requiring little light.

Out of doors, it prefers a tropical region but will also grow in a cooler climate, and can tolerate temperatures down to -5 C, but only for a few hours; normal temperatures should not go below 10C.It grows readily outside in areas such as southern Australia and northern New Zealand, where it is fairly common in private gardens or as a street tree.

In the Northern Hemisphere, it can be grown as far north as southwest England, and grows well in the south of Spain and the southern United States, and will bear flowers and fruit. In the United States, the kentia palm is often used in Florida and California in tropical plantings because it closely resembles the coconut palm, which can only grow in the warmest parts .

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Howea forsteriana,Kentia palm, Sentry palm, Thatch palm, Paradise palm
Maximum Reachable Height upto 10 feet
Difficulty Level Moderately easy

Planting and care

  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
  • They need soil-based potting compost and should not be repotted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
  • If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.

    Kentia palm care

    plant thrived in interiors where low light, low humidity, poor air quality and cool temperatures made palms otherwise impossible to grow.

    As with other indoor plants, Kentia palm care requires the right watering and lighting levels for a long life. Fortunately, because the Kentia palm is so forgiving, it will tolerate low-light and low-humidity conditions, as well as dust, heat, and general neglect.

    Plant your Kentia in fast draining potting mix, preferably on the sandy side. Find an area in your home that receives indirect light through a window; it does not necessarily need to be an extremely bright spot. Water Kentias only when the top inch of soil starts to dry out. Over watering can lead to root rot if the soil mix does not drain fast enough.

    Sunlight Palm s prefer partial shade (or partial with some sunlight), as they are more than happy in low-light conditions.
    Watering Keep soil moist throughout the growing season,
    Soil Loamy soil/ Sandy soil/ Soil with a pH range of 6.5 to 8.0
    Temperature They can handle a winter rest in cooler conditions, not less than 50 F. (10 C.). They do tolerate central heating.
    Fertilizer Feed your palm regularly during the growing season. If possible, use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micro nutrients and extra potassium and manganese. Potassium deficiency is especially common in palms, it shows up in yellowing or brownish fronds.

    Kentia palm special feature

    Palms tend to lend themselves to creating shadows and reflections. You can stand a palm in an alcove that is lined with a mirror and create stunning effects. If you put one on each side of a fireplace, its even doubly stunning. The shadows cast by the palms fronds can pattern a plain wall. Spotlights can create good strong light for bold shadows.

    These are quite dramatic. Dont position spotlights too closely because this generates too much heat for the palm to withstand. Finally, lighting the plant from below can cast shadows onto opposite walls and even the ceiling.

    Kentia palm uses


  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Are kentia palms slow growing?

    Yes Kentia palms are slow-growing

    Kentia palm growing conditions?

    Kentia palm is grown in following growing conditions. 1. Sunlight- Indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to water kentia palm?

    No need to water it daily, water it when the upper 1-2 inch layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape.

    What size pot for kentia palm?

    Choose a pot for Kentia palm having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.

    Do kentia palms have invasive roots?

    No, Kentia palms dont have invasive roots.

    How fast do kentia palms grow?

    It usually takes well over five years for the palm grown indoors to reach its average indoor potential of around 5 to 10 feet tall.

    When to repot kentia palm?

    Kentia Palms have delicate roots and do not like to be repotted. When to repot - Only when your plant is at risk of root rot.

    Can you grow kentia palms outside?

    Yes, you can grow Kentia outside where indirect bright light is available.

    How to grow kentia palm?

    Kentia palm is grown by seeds. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- Indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What does a kentia palm look like?

    Kentia palms have the typical large palm-shaped leaves. They can grow up to 40 feet (12 m.) Kentia palm belongs to Arecaceae family.

    How to prune kentia palm?

    Pruning - Kentia Palms don't love to be tampered with too much. If you have yellowing or old fronds, you may cut them at the base with clean, sharp pruning shears. Otherwise, avoid pruning.

    How to propagate kentia palms?

    You can propagate Kentia palm from seeds. To propagate Kentia palm from seeds, remove fruits from the palm and soak them in warm water. After several days, remove the seeds from the fruits and place them either in a sealable plastic bag with peat or a potting soil mix or sow them shallowly in planting trays.

    Why is my kentia palm dying?

    The main reasons of dying Kentia palm are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Are kentia palms fast growing?

    No, Kentia palms are not fast growing.

    Do kentia palms flower?

    Yes, Kentia palms flowers.

    What to feed kentia palms?

    You can feed Kentia palms with any organic fertilizers in June-July month.

    Do kentia palms like full sun?

    No, kentia palms don't like full sun.

    Why is my kentia palm turning brown?

    The main reasons of Kentia palm turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to grow kentia palm from seed?

    To propagate Kentia palm from seeds, remove fruits from the palm and soak them in warm water. After several days, remove the seeds from the fruits and place them either in a sealable plastic bag with peat or a potting soil mix or sow them shallowly in planting trays. Seeds will germinate within 5-6 week.

    Where are kentia palms from?

    It is a species of flowering plant in the palm family Arecaceae, endemic to Lord Howe Island in Australia

    Can kentia palms grow outside?

    Yes kentia plants can grow outside where indirect bright light is available.

    How to repot kentia palm?

    1. Remove the Kentias from the pot they are in. You can do this by gently pulling the palms with your hand around the base of the trunks from the potting mixture. 2. Separate the palms from each other carefully. You can do this by prying each plant apart using your fingers. Continue to use your fingers to aerate the root system. 3. In the four pots you have to replant each singular Kentia fill each halfway with potting mixture. 4. Place each palm in the pot carefully, pressing down the soil around the root system of the palm with your fingers. It is imperative that the mixture is fairly firm around the roots so that there are no air bubbles. 5. To assist the palm to stay upright, place a wooden garden stake or bamboo stake into the pot and tie the palm to it using a very light nylon cloth. 6. Fill the pot with mixture pressing the mixture down firmly. 7. Give each pot a very good watering, making sure that the root system is quite damp. Monitor the water content of the mixture regularly. Do not let the root system completely dry out. 8. Place each pot in a nice shady area where no direct sunlight will come in contact with the palms.

    When to repot a kentia palm?

    Kentia Palms have delicate roots and do not like to be repotted. Only when your plant is at risk of root rot then re pot the Kentia palm.

    Why is my kentia palm leaning?

    If growth slows down or stops and your plant begins to lean it can mean you are overwatering. Remember that your palm tree must never stand in water. Always allow the soil to dry out before watering thoroughly.

    Where to plant kentia palm?

    You can plant Kentia indoor or outdoor where indirect bright light is available.

    Is kentia palm air purifier?

    Yes, Kentia is excellent air purifier as per published research findings.

    What is kentia palm?

    The Kentia palm (Howeia) is one of the world's most popular indoor palm belongs to Arecaceae family.



    Reviews

    Sunday, 26 January 2020

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

    Joshi Prisy

    Monday, 25 November 2019

    Nice packing & plants,like professional brand..

    kshama

    Sunday, 17 November 2019

    Ideal plant for green gift

    Swati
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