Howea forsteriana – Kentia Palm

Howea forsteriana, the Kentia palm, is a beautiful palm native to Lord Howe Island. It is valued as an indoor plant, as well as making a good garden specimen. It can tolerate low light conditions and lack of humidity. It can grow to 15 metres tall, but in a garden situation it is usually smaller, to around 5 metres.

Kentia palms like a well drained, fertile soil, and regular watering. Mulching will help to keep the soil moist as well as discouraging weeds.

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Family : Arecaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 5
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Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Howea forsteriana
Common Name : Kentia Palm
Height : 15
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pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Indoor, Poolside, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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