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Kentia Palm

£20.00
Howea forsteriana
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Most light conditions
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Key information

Bring tropical style to your home with the Kentia palm, also known as Howea forsteriana or Paradise Palm. The fresh green leaves come from graceful arching fronds bringing evergreen structure to the inside of your home.  One of the most popular house plants, it is pet friendly and helps to purify the air.

Delivery & Returns
SOTO GARDENS EDITS AND COLLECTIONS: Soto deliver nationwide for all individual plants, pots and accessories via our courier partner, DPD within 3-7 working days. The Soto border collections are hand delivered within 3-7 working days to Greater London and the Home Counties. Please get in touch if you live outside these areas. Delivery is free for all orders over £50. For orders under £50, we charge £6. If you would like your order delivered after this period, please let us know when you’d like to take receipt in the delivery notes. Please see our delivery and returns page for more information. BIG GREEN EGG: Big Green Egg products are delivered by the Big Green Egg in accordance with their T&C’s. PREORDER Soto Christmas trees: Soto will hand deliver Christmas trees to Greater London from 20th November - 22nd December. Please select your preferred delivery week and the Soto team will be in touch to confirm the delivery day of delivery. Please contact Soto if you’ve any questions.
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Top Tip

Remove any brown or yellow leaves to help direct energy to new growth.

How to care for Kentia Palm

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Aspect
Happy in most light

The Kentia palm likes bright light best but can tolerate a bit of shade.

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Care Level
Easy

Wipe leaves to remove dust and encourage photosynthesis.

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Watering
Check once a week

Let the top inch of soil dry out before watering.

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Feeding
Indoor plant food

Feed the Kentia Palm once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid feed. 

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Humidity
Likes humid conditions

The Kentia Palm likes to be in a humid environment. Mist a few times a week.

Quick facts

BOTANICAL NAME
Howea forsteriana
PLANT TYPE
Indoor Plant
NURSERY POT SIZE
12cm, 19cm, 21cm
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
30-35cm, 100-110cm, 140-150cm
WARNING SIGNS
Brown and yellow leaves suggest over watering, a drooping plant means under watering.
TOXICITY
None that are reported.
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Indoor plants help bring personality, break up spaces and introduce new textures and tones.

At Soto we want to make looking after your plants as easy and enjoyable as possible. The Kentia Palm profile will help you get to know your new plant.


The Kentia Palm, scientifically known as Howea forsteriana, is native to Lord Howe Island, a small subtropical island located in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. The palm is named after Sir Henry Kent, a 19th-century English horticulturist, and William Forster, a naturalist.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Kentia Palm gained popularity as an ornamental plant in Europe. Its elegant fronds and adaptability to indoor conditions contributed to its widespread use in homes, conservatories, and public spaces. 

The plant became particularly fashionable during the Victorian era, adorning the homes of the wealthy and being prominently featured in the elaborate gardens and conservatories of the time. It symbolised the elegance of Victorian and Edwardian interiors, often depicted in paintings and photographs of that era.

The Kentia Palm's rich history and association with elegance and luxury have contributed to its enduring popularity as an ornamental plant. Whether in historic mansions or modern apartments, the Kentia Palm continues to be a symbol of refined taste and green decor.

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