Kentia Palm
Howea forsteriana
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Palm fertilizer (e.g. N8-P4-K12).
Mist requirements Mist every 7 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers hot constant temperatures through the whole year (average over 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

Other common names Sentry Palm, Thatch Palm, Paradise Palm, Hotel Palm, Parlor Palm
Family Arecaceae
Other scientific names Denea forsteriana, Kentia forsteriana

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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Leaf color
  • green