Classic Indoor Palm - House Plant
|Botanical Name:||Howea Forsteriana|
|Common Name:||Kentia Palm|
|Light:||Low to bright indirect light|
|Watering:||Water if compost is dry to the touch|
|Feeding:||Once per month in the growing season|
Diameter: 40-60 cm
Plant ID: 11842 4view this plant size >
Howea Forsteriana is RHS AGM winning easy-grow tropical palm with upright lush green foliage. It’s an easy-care architectural houseplant that creates an instant focal point and lifts a dull room with soothing leafy greenery.
Howea Forsteriana was discovered over 200 years ago on a tiny island off the east coast of Australia called Lord Howe Island. It’s such a hardy and attractive houseplant that since the Victorian era has never gone out of fashion and has become one of the most cultivated palms in the world. Also called the Kentia Palm, this air purifying beauty has large sprays of upright tropical palm fronds that create a distinctive vertical display. It can grow to a height of 10 metres over a decade depending on the size of its pot. If you’re looking to re-create a tropical evening paradise uplit Kentia Palms create spectacular colour and shadows.
How To Water and Feed Howea Forsteriana
Water Kentia Palm when its compost is dry down to a few centimetres. Check it weekly and only water when it’s needed. Soak the roots for a few hours and allow excess water to drain away. In summer, a light weekly feed encourages fresh new fronds.
Low humidity is not a problem but an occasional misting, cool shower, or wipe down to remove dust from its leaves is appreciated. In warmer months pop Kentia Palm outdoors to enjoy a chemical-free summer rain shower.
How Much Light Does Howea Forsteriana Need?
Kentia palm prefers low to medium light. Harsh direct sunlight will damage its foliage
Where To Put Howea Forsteriana
Kentia Palms are tough and able to withstand air conditioning, dry air, and drought. They’re suitable for any room but should not be placed near a radiator. Near a window in the living room or in a conservatory where it can be admired all day is the perfect spot.