A small genus containing 2 species of evergreen palms in the Arecaceae family, endemic to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia. They have long-stalked pinnately-divided leaves and drooping clusters of star-shaped flowers. They are cultivated as ornamental specimens in subtropical and warm temperate regions, and as houseplants in cooler climates. The more common species is H. forsteriana, is best grown in a container, and is commonly called the Kentia or Thatch Leaf Palm.
Australia (Lord Howe Island)
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Compost, Loam, Bark