Kentia Palm -

Kentia Palm – Howea forsteriana

Kentia Palm Howea forsteriana

Native   | Part shade |  Indoors – filtered sum | H up to 15m  but in garden up to 5m | W 2-5m

An Australian native, occurring naturally on Lord Howe Island (from where it derives its genus name Howea), it has a slender trunk and a graceful crown of dark-green drooping fronds. The trunk can grow 5-15m (15-50′) tall, but in an open position (such as in a garden) rarely grows more than 5m. They thrive well as an indoor plant. Considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world.

Category / uses: ideal as garden feature plant. Does well as a lush indoor plant.

Position / care:  prefers well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Fertilise at least once a year and water regularly, especially during dry periods. They grow well in coastal areas. Low maintenance.

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