Howea forsteriana - Kentia Palm

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with an 18cm+ opening

Item Delivery: 2-3 weeks


Plant Care: Palm Focus Nutrition

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The Kentia Palm is a perfect indoor palm. Elegant, air-purifying and resilient, it can tolerate some neglect, cooler temperatures and dry air conditions making it a low maintenance and trouble-free palm to provide lush, leafy, tropical foliage and an exotic element to any home or office interior. Howea forsteriana is also sometimes called the Sentry Palm or Thatch Palm.

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Howea forsteriana - Kentia Palm Care & Info Guide

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate shade. Direct morning or afternoon sunlight for a few hours a day should not harm an established plant, providing it is not too harsh.

Water: Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering. Do not over water.

Temperature: Average household temperatures 16-24°C, but no lower than 13°C. Avoid draughts.

Humidity: Howea forsteriana prefers increased humidity levels. Place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly. Ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.

Feed: Liquid fertiliser can be applied occasionally during the growing season. Do not over-feed. View Plant Nutrition

Care Tips: Dust (or shower) from time to time and remove any dead stems, cutting close to the trunk. Brown tips can be trimmed if required, but avoid cutting into any green foliage.

Air Purifying: Palms clean and improve air quality by filtering formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide toxins from the surrounding environment.

Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate indoor height 2-3m. Very slow growing.

Origin: Lord Howe Island, Australia.

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