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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.
Remove any brown or yellow leaves to help direct energy to new growth.
How to care for Kentia Palm
The Kentia palm likes bright light best but can tolerate a bit of shade.
Wipe leaves to remove dust and encourage photosynthesis.
Let the top inch of soil dry out before watering.
Feed the Kentia Palm once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid feed.
The Kentia Palm likes to be in a humid environment. Mist a few times a week.
NURSERY POT SIZE
12cm, 19cm, 21cm
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
30-35cm, 100-110cm, 140-150cm
Brown and yellow leaves suggest over watering, a drooping plant means under watering.
None that are reported.
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.