Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

$399.00 AUD

The Kentia Palm, scientifically known as Howea forsteriana, is a graceful and elegant palm native to Lord Howe Island in Australia. Renowned for its resilience and beauty, this palm is a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor settings. It features arching fronds with dark green, feathery leaves, adding a tropical vibe to any space.

About Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

Care Instructions

Light Requirements:

Kentia Palms thrive in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. They are one of the few palms that can adapt to low-light environments, making them ideal for indoor use. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

Water Requirements:

Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows.

Soil Requirements:

Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for palms or a blend of potting soil with sand and peat moss works well.

Humidity:

Kentia Palms prefer moderate to high humidity levels. Regular misting or placing a humidifier nearby can help maintain the necessary humidity, especially in dry indoor conditions.

Pro Tip

Kentia Palms are slow-growing and can become root-bound over time. Repotting every few years will help maintain healthy growth and prevent the plant from becoming too constrained.