Kentia palms These palms are also known as sentry or paradise palms.
If you are looking to create your own tropical paradise and desire a plant that will give you that REAL jungle vibe and you unfortunately don’t live in a tropical country then look no further then the striking and elegant Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana) one of my all time favourite, high impact, low maintenance plants. Kentia palms are known for being able to withstand much harsher conditions then most other houseplants can’t tolerate. Plus, an indoor Kentia palm though slow growing can grow to reach heights of around 12feet that makes it an excellent focal point of any room
Light: Kentia palms prefer indirect sunlight. While they can grow in low light conditions, you will get a fuller looking plant if they get more bright light.
Water: Water your kentia palm weekly in summer, letting the soil dry out completely between waterings. Never leave your palm to sit in water. Good drainage is key. You will do well to mist your palm. Especially if the air is too dry or it isn't watered enough you will see the start of dry brown leaves. On the other hand if you are watering it too much, you may find the tips of the leaves begin to turn yellow which can worsen to yellow speckling.
Temperature: In the cold season, this plant can withstand 55 F, but it prefers warmer temperatures.
Soil: A fast-draining, well-aerated potting mix
Fertilizer: Fertilize monthly but only in the spring and summer with liquid fertilizer or slow-release pellets. Palm fertilizer is preferable. Be aware that this palm is slow-growing. If you fertilize it too much, you may see the tips of the lower leaves turn brown.
Origin:Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific
Toxic: Pet friendly
pot size: 17cm