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Forster Sentry Palm

Howea forsteriana

Also known as

Flat Palm, Kentia Palm, Paradise Palm, Sentry Palm, Thatch-Leaf Palm, Thatch leaf palm

Starr 070906-8523 Howea forsteriana by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

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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Forster Sentry 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 Forster Sentry Palm

How to propagate Forster Sentry Palm

Seed

Seed in spring at not less than 26C.

Special features of Forster Sentry Palm

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Forster Sentry Palm

An indoor plant which is also suitable for a Terraria.

Palms | Indoor Plants

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