Hello You! People call me Kentia and I am a type of Palm Tree. Unlike other Palm Trees, I am really easy to look after and most definitely the best looking. I am the sort of Palm Tree that you will find in a swanky city Jazz bar. Thats my kind of vibe! If you take me home you will need to say 'Alexa, play Kentia's favourite jazz music', and we will enjoy the evening together.
Height (including nursery pot) 90cm; pot diameter 19cm.
Health Benefits- An amazing air purifier
Pet safe- Pet and baby safe
Lighting for your Howea Forsteriana
Kentia likes sun mixed with shade. He also tolerates low levels of lighting. Direct light should be avoided as his leaves will burn.
Watering your Howea Forsteriana
In the summer from March to September, we recommend watering twice a week. Watering Wednesday and Soak Sunday.
In the winter from October to February reduce watering to once a week or less. Houseplant watering guide
Humidity for your Howea Forsteriana
Kentia will tolerate normal room humidity, if the air is too dry the tips of his leaves will become brown. To make Kentia extra happy spray him with water once a day in the summer.
Fertiliser for your Howea Forsteriana
From March to August give Kentia some houseplant fertiliser every two months when watering.
Repotting for your Howea Forsteriana
Every few years you’ll need to repot Kentia. He is quite a slow growing palm so repotting is something you do not need to stress about. For soil, we recommend a well draining soil.
Howea Forsteriana Plant Problems
Yellowing leaves most likely from root rot and overwatering.
Brown tips on leaves: More moisture or can be caused by temperature fluctuations.