Forster Sentry Palm
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)
20 years to reach maturity
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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 in spring at not less than 26C.
Special features of Forster Sentry Palm
Other uses of Forster Sentry Palm
An indoor plant which is also suitable for a Terraria.