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Kentia Palm

Howea forsteriana

Also known as

Forster Sentry Palm, Flat Palm, Paradise Palm, Sentry Palm, Thatch-Leaf Palm

Howea forsteriana Lord Howe Island by Black Diamond Images (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

4m

8m

Min

3m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Kentia Palm
A photo of Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm Overview

Howea forsteriana is a tree from the Arecaeae family, commonly known by the names Kentia Palm, Forster Sentry Palm and Paradise Palm, amongst others. This single-stemmed palm species produces dark green foliage measuring around 1.5 m in length, divided pinnately into slim fronds. Star-shaped flowers are borne in winter, and arranged in hanging spikes. These lead onto small oval fruits. It is rare for this species to flower when grown under glass.

Common problems with Kentia Palm

How to propagate Kentia Palm

Seed

Seed in spring at not less than 26C.

Special features of Kentia Palm

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Kentia Palm

An indoor plant which is also suitable for a Terraria.

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